Way back in May, I shared this over at My Favorite Finds. I really love a good etched glass project!!!
I don’t know if I’m like you, but every once in a while, my husband buys me flowers! And the vases the flowers come in are always too beautiful to toss, so I almost always save them. I’ve gotten quite a stock pile built up the last few years. I was digging through them a while ago, and I found a cool cylinder vase that was just begging for a makeover! So, here is is!
Etching glass is really easy and fun. You definitely still have time to whip this out if you’re still looking for a mother’s day present!
Here’s what you need:
- An old vase
- Vinyl to use as a stencil (you could also use masking tape and make a pattern)
- Glass etching cream
Glass etching cream can be kind of expensive, but it lasts forever! I bought mine years ago and I’ve used it for lots of projects.
Here’s how you use it:
Cut the vinyl out into the pattern you want. I did a cut grass pattern and used my Silhouette to cut it out.
Next, apply the etching cream. I use a sponge brush and dab it on. You want a pretty thick and even layer on the glass so it will work right.
Wait five minutes for the etching cream to work it’s magic, then rinse it off with some water.
Finally, just peel off the vinyl and admire your beautiful work!
My only work of warning is that etching cream can be kind of addicting! You’ll start looking around your house for glass trying to think of a fun project to use it on! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.