My absolute favorite way to use my Silhouette cutting machine is to etch glass. An etched glass piece makes such a beautiful gift. I have made cups, vases, plates, coasters and much more. You can see all my projects here. Today I am sharing a simple, but stunning, Etched Glass Vase I made as a gift.
If done correctly, etching glass can be quick and easy. This Etched Coaster post lays out what I like to use and my tips for etching. I use the Silhouette etching cream and love how easily it spreads and how quickly it works.
For this project, I used a flower background design from the Silhouette design store. I sized it to fit my rectangle vase then cut it out of clear vinyl. Weeding took some time, but once all the excess was cut out I used transfer tape to easily move the design to the vase.
The key to a perfect etched project is taking the time to smooth out any bubbles before applying the etching cream. Once it’s smooth I apply the cream, then wipe it off and rinse it clean. This creams works fast and takes just a minute or two to etch the glass.
This vase makes an adorable gift with a pretty bouquet of flowers.
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Gift Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Weekend Craft // 2. Where The Smiles Have Been // 3. Confessions of an Overworked Mom // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. Adventures in All Things Food // 6. Sisters, What! // 7. Create & Babble // 8. Creative Ramblings // 9. Practically Functional // 10. Briick by Briick // 11. My Paper Craze // 12. DIYJustCuz // 13. Made in a Day // 14. The Thinking Closet // 15. Architecture of a Mom // 16. Get Silvered
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