Awhile back on Pinterest, I saw this idea for etching glass and immediately repined it to my board. It looked like a fun project with all kinds of home and gift possibilities. I love that A LOT! (as some of you already know that). Are you ready to learn with me how to etch a glass? This project for sure add fun detail to any tablescapes. Are you ready to learn how to personalize glass with me?
Because I do have a love-hate relationship with wine glasses and glassware in general, etching really works for me. All those beautiful pieces that I purchased in the past are constantly breaking in my house. I’ve never etched glass before but I became determined to create my own using sturdy plain glasses of my choosing. Have to tell you it is sooo much fun! I am etching everything and anything now…lol
Supplies needed to etch glass
- Etching cream that you can purchase at your local craft store (don’t need a big container to start)
- Wine Glass of your choice (I like those because they are big…lol)
- Stencils (they are reusable and very flexible so it will work on the round surface)
- Protective gloves (I ended up not using any when I determined I wasn’t getting any of the etching cream on my hands. However, I do recommend using them as a precaution.)
Are we ready to learn how to personalize glass?
Etching stencils are the ones i like to start since it is my first time working on this projects. Stencils that I am using have some adhesion so it sticks to surface snuggly. You do for sure need that on the round surface and especially when you work with etching cream.
Lets follow those EASY steps
- Clean glass thoroughly to remove finger prints, lint and etc
- Adhere stencil in desired location on glass.
- Rub stencil around all open areas to help resolve loose edges and ensure a tight adhesion. Do not use fingers. Fingerprints and debris will interfere with creating consistent etch marks throughout the design on the glass
- Etch the glass – add a thick amount of etching cream
- Wait 5 min and wash under running water
- Enjoy your beautiful design
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