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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.
Here is what you will need:
- Set of glasses
- Adhesive paper, temporary adhesive
- Permanent marker
- Craft knife or Silhouette
- 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.
Overview: Draw shapes on adhesive paper and cut out with a craft knife to create a stencil, or design images and text using the Silhouette design studio and cut them with the machine. Place the adhesive paper 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 excess cream back into the container then wash the glass clean. Remove the adhesive paper and thoroughly wash the glass before using.
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.
You can pick up most of the supplies you need to etch these glasses at Walmart including Snapple. 64 Oz. Snapple products are on Rollback, only at Walmart, from $1.98 to $1.50 through November 30, 2016.
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.
I’d love for you to share how you take a flavorful break with Snapple!
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