Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glass Etching

Remember the bottles filled with candy at the Peep Anniversary Party? Here's how I made them.
But first, some quotes to start off the day.

 I think you know where this is going. I love glass etching. I think it is amazing and beautiful. So I went to Michael's to find what I needed. I found this.
Maybe I should have read it better, but the price was right and I was in a hurry. So off I went. The directions seemed different than what I was used to. I was amazed that it didn't say it was harmful to your skin or that you should wear gloves.
I used some old frappuccino bottles.
I love these drinks and the bottles look very cute too. Here's a little tip for getting off sticky labels. Fill up a sink to cover the bottle and pour in a good amount of fabric softener. Allow to soak for a bit and then, when you come back, the label will be much easier to take off. You'll also be able to get the sticky glue off the bottle.
Now I set to work on the "etching." It took a couple of coats to even show up and you have to wait about an hour in between each coat. It took a little while. This is the end result.
The lines are crooked. I didn't have any painting tape, so I used packing tape. That was a big mistake. It was impossible to get it straight and perfect. I don't really care for how it looks, but it did the trick for our Peep Party.
I am now on the hunt for real etching supplies. Hopefully I can find something good and Mr. Firefly will let me etch our drinking glasses. I have so many ideas!
Because this project didn't turn out I thought I'd share with you some pictures that made me happy after the fiasco.
Merlin loves to help me out. Here he is helping me testing the lighting in the light box. Sometimes I take a while and he just falls asleep. I don't mind because he's just so cute!

Happy Crafting,

PS: I linked up here.

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  1. Very pretty! I've wanted to use Starbuck's bottles for awhile now to fill in some way as gifts or treats. What a nice way to personalize them! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I've always wanted to try glass etching. I love how it looks.

    Visiting from Loving This Crazy Life Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. That's a great idea for using those Starbucks bottles! I always save them but never know what to do with them... I've had luck using contact paper and glass etching cream, it didn't leak under the edges and it's easy to stick on and peel off. So if you're still searching maybe that will work!

  4. Hi! Visiting from a link party! I havent tried glass etching.. but I need to jump on the bandwagon ASAP! It seems so simple!

    Im going to poke around your site a little more.. I would love for you to share this at my Friday party if you get a chance :)


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