August 23, 2010

Get your craft on: DIY glass etching

You know how I have an obsession with glass?  Wavey does, too.  Being five years old, she believes that drinking milk from a real glass cup makes her fancy.  

So, I got fancy.

I used clear laminating paper to create the stencil of the scallop and applied $2 sticker letters found in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store.


I smudged on a generous amount of etching cream, but I wasn't careful about the drips and it went past the 'safe' area of the covering.  Oh well...beginner's error.


After five minutes, I rinsed off the cream, peeled the adhesives, and voila!  A cute little glass that reads, "Moo."


It's a bit imperfect and I can see where I didn't carefully apply the laminating paper well, but overall it was a fun 10 minute project that I'm sure will translate into many monogrammed glasses/jars/vases/votives in the future.

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11 comments:

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Great tutorial and it came out fantastic!!!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

How neat. I will continue to live my crafty projects vicariously through you.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Such a cute cup! Love it :] Etching is something that still intimidates me.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

ok..so etching will be my next 'thing'. You make it seem so simple..maybe I can do it :)

Kristy {the purple pug} said...

I love this idea..Def on the to-do list...

hiyaluv said...

fun! I just did this with my students and they loved it:) It took me forever to find the etching solution. According to the craft store, the solution is only seasonal?! I had never heard of such a thing!
:)smiles,
gina

Sara D. said...

I LOVE it. You had me with the scalloping.

EmilyRSPS said...

Soooo cute! I've totally been meaning to etch some glass!!!

Very cute cup!

What I Did Today said...

I'm totally gonna do something like this. SOON! :)

LeighAnne said...

I'm like Mandy...intimidated by glass etching. But you made it seem so simple and easy!! Definitely gonna try it! Love the design.

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Let me tell you: It's SO easy. Do you know how to smear goop around, wait five minutes and use a kitchen sink to rinse? Then you've pretty much got the right skills.