Learn 2 ways to etch glass with and without a Cricut.
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It’s back to school season, the season when not only does school start again, but activities, sports, and homework are all back in full swing.
I have one child in full day school. I somehow thought my days would be a bit lighter after a busy summer, but alas I was wrong.
However, I am making a promise to myself to find time, even if it’s just a half hour a day, to take a break and mental refresh each afternoon. My happy place is my craft room. I love crafting and creating, it’s a release and the perfect way to reset.
My go-to craft last week was glass etching. Take a look at how to easily etch glass and what I like to enjoy in these tall glasses when they are finished.
Crafting is the perfect way to take a mental break and refresh. You can do something small or a full day project. Either way you get to step back at the end of the project and feel accomplished while admiring your work of art.
Last week I refreshed by making a set of etched glasses. These may look complicated but glass etching is really easy and fun. Take a look at this video and learn 2 ways to etch glass, including one that doesn’t involve any special equipment.
How to easily etch glass
Here is what you will need:
- Set of tall drinking glasses
- Adhesive paper like Con-tact paper
- Permanent marker
- Craft knife or Cricut
- Etching Cream
- Protective gloves and eyewear
- Access to a sink
Be sure to watch the video above for detailed instructions on how to easily etch glass.
Method 1 – create a stencil without a cutting machine
Draw shapes on Con-tact paper and cut out with a craft knife to create a stencil. Place the stencil onto the glasses and apply etching cream according to the package directions.
Every cream is different, the one I typically use only needs to sit for a minute or two, some take up to 15 minutes to work.
Scrape the excess cream back into the container then wash the glass clean. Remove the stencil and thoroughly wash the glass before using.
Method 2 – create a stencil with a Cricut
Watch this video with detailed steps on how to etch glass with Cricut. You will cut a stencil from Con-tact paper but instead of using a craft knife, let Cricut do the work for you.
The other steps are the same.
I chose to etch “chill” and “take a break” onto my glasses to remind me to relax a bit. I also added a smiling emoji and a monogram. All easy to cut with a craft knife or Silhouette.
Once I finished etching these glasses I washed them thoroughly then enjoyed a glass of Snapple® Peach Tea over ice. A cool and refreshing drink to help me recharge and get ready for a busy evening.
I etched my first glass years ago and it’s still in regular rotation. I love this craft technique and I promise you will too.
Design something fun and give it a try, you will be so proud of your work and will be able to enjoy a cold glass of Snapple out of a glass you created.
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