Etching glass is a simple and elegant way to personalize decor, gifts, and more!
What a week it has been! Every Monday I tell myself that I’m going to get ahead of the game and get lots accomplished. Then Friday smacks me in the face, and I wonder where my very productive week has gone! Does that happen to you too? As I start planning for October, I’m trying my best to tie up loose ends in my kitchen makeover so I can finally give you the big reveal! I have just a few odds and ends left to finish the space, and then I’ll be ready to show you everything! It’s only been a couple months now, right?
So after tackling larger projects like furniture makeovers, roman shades, and chalkboards, it’s nice to work on the fine details that really make a space feel complete. Like this Etched Glass Oil Bottle!
I got the bottle from Wal-Mart years ago, and it’s done it’s job quite nicely. When I first started learning to cook, Rachel Ray was my idol, so I wanted to have a fun EVOO bottle like she did! It stays next to my stove so that it is close at hand while I’m cooking. I thought it would be fun to add a simple label to the bottle to dress it up a bit, and glass etching is the perfect way to do that!
I used Silhouette’s Glass Etching Starter Kit and created my design in the Silhouette Studio software. I couldn’t believe how simple the etching process was! I’ve never tried it before, so I was pleasantly surprised how gorgeous the result was in literally less than 10 minutes. Maybe even 5. I was too excited to count! I just cut the design with my Silhouette CAMEO on the stencil vinyl that comes in the kit, and transferred the stencil to my bottle, making sure to remove any air bubbles. Then I applied a nice, thick layer of the etching cream on the exposed glass with a cotton swab and let the cream set for about 1 minute. I scraped the excess cream back into the bottle, and wiped away any remaining cream on the glass with a paper towel. After giving the glass a good wash, I peeled the stencil off to reveal the gorgeous etching left behind!
The lines were perfect, the etching was even, and it took me no time at all! Everything I needed was in the kit, which is so handy! I love the subtle detail it added to my kitchen, and I cannot wait to go etch more things in my house! There may not be a glass surface left untouched!
If you already own a Silhouette cutting machine, you can purchase the Glass Etching Starter Kit at 25% off now through October 4th! OR if you still have yet to purchase a Silhouette machine, you can snag a Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait plus the Glass Etching Starter Kit at a fantastic price!
Click this link to get the sale details and an exclusive reader discount code!!
I love when these sales come up, because you get such a great deal! If you’re not sure what a Silhouette machine is or which one to get, I have some good information at the link above! Remember, the holidays are sneaking up on us fast, and just think of all the presents you could make with your new Silhouette machine! I LOVE mine!
Have you ever etched glass before? What would use use this kit on?
This post has been sponsored by Silhouette. I was provided with product for my project.
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I love glass etching and yours turned out so nicely! Here’s what I did for the dish soap in our kitchen 🙂 http://mypersonalcoffeebreak.com/2013/07/07/etching-a-dish-soap-bottle/
Love, this Liz! Simple but adds a nice impact. I’ve been wanting to do this to my laundry jars. Mostly when we first moved in and my husband kept asking which jar was what 🙂
And yes, Friday smacks me in the face too. Way too often.
This is gorgeous! Such a sweet idea, Liz!
I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
The party will not be the same without you!
This is such a great idea Liz! It turned out beautifully!
Great idea; I haven’t used my Silhouette for etching yet… thanks for the inspiration!
Great idea! The possibilities with this are endless – I’m looking around at all the things I could add etching to!