How to Make an Etched Glass Vase
|May 20, 2013||Filled under Decorating, DIY|
Hope you are having a great day so far! :)
I am going to share another fun project with you today! How to make your own etched glass vases! I made one of these for both my mom and my MIL for Mother’s Day this year. They were a hit!
I was totally inspired by this post over at C.R.A.F.T!
First, here is what I used:
- Glass vase, cylinder, urn…whatever, as long as it is glass!
- Rubbing alcohol
- Painter’s tape or Martha Stewart Glass Patterning Tape
- Glass etching cream ( I used Martha Stewart’s)
- Stencil (I used Martha Stewart’s adhesive stencils and they worked great!)
Wash your glass item with soap and water, and then wipe down with rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining residue.
Next, decide where you want to stencil/etch and tape off the area.
Coat the glass with the cream. The etching cream needs to go on pretty thick! Oh, and don’t be like me. You are supposed wear gloves! :)
Let the cream sit on the vase for 15 minutes ( I actually let mine for go for 20-25).
Lastly, rinse the cream off under running water and let dry!
- After I started, I read online that larger areas are tough to etch. I ended up doing several coats to get the look I wanted.
- If you do end up with a missed spot after you rinse, don’t fret! Just do another coat!
Here is one of the finished vases – what do you think?
Overall, this was a very simple project! If I had done another design (as in choosing not to etch a large area) it would have been a quicker project. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I see a few little spots where you can see brush marks. I am probably the only one who notices them though!
Have you ever etched anything glass? How did it turn out?
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