} Day 11: Etched Glass

Since I have chosen to give away olive oils and spice mixes this year, I thought it would be fun to add a little special touch to my jars and bottles! Of course, you can go simple with stencils and glass paint, or have some fun etching the glass!

Supplies: etch glass

  • Clean glasses
  • Glass Etching
  • Brushes
  • Masking Tape
  • Glass Etching Stencils
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors, Exacto, or other cutting devices
  • Pen
  • Paper

Step 1: Prepare your glass

Make sure that your glass is clean and you have a good clean surface with good lighting.

Decide on your design. You may want to sketch it out on paper first. For this pattern, I made one glass, measured the distance between stripes on a paper and used that as my template for future glasses.

Step 2: Mark your pattern

Use masking tape or stencils to mark where you want to be etched. Make sure you use your nails or a popsicle stick to press the edges down securely onto the glass.

Step 3: Apply Etching Solution

With a brush, heavily apply the glass etching solution to the area you want to be etched. Make sure that you get the solution in every nook and corner of your pattern. Also, make sure that you cannot see the glass beneath the solution to ensure maximum coverage.

Step 4: Wait

Let the etching solution work on the glass for 2 minutes.

Step 5: Wash the glass

After the two minutes, wash the solution off of the glass. Remove the tape and wipe the glass clean. If your tape leaves residue, wash the glass again with soap or Goo Be Gone to clean it off.

Step 6: Continue until finished

Once you finished etching the first part, continue this process until the whole thing is done.

Step 7: Finished!

After the etching is done, make sure to wash your glass again with soap and water. Then enjoy!