August 13, 2012

Glass Etching!

Glass etching is one of my new favorite crafts!  It is super easy and looks fantastic!

I ventured into glass etching for the first time with a gift for a friend.  I bought a glassware set, a decanter, and a metal tray to put it all on.  Then I also bought some etching cream, which I had to buy online cause you can't buy it in Chicago... ugh.  Etching cream and spray paint.  I wonder what else you can't buy in Chicago.

It's easy to do the etching itself.  All you have to do is use contact paper or painters tape to make your design on the glass.  Then put on the etching cream and leave for about 15 minutes.

I used two different designs for the glasses.  The above shows the stripes, and the other design is in the top picture.  It is hard to tape on rounded surfaces, so I recommend trying to keep to flat ones when you start out.  The tape cannot have any bubbles in the edges or the etching cream will get under it.

The last step is to just wash off the etching cream and it's done!  My design for the decanter was to have a solid band at the smallest part of the glass then it becomes less as you move out.  It may be a bit hard to see in the photo though.

I highly recommend this project to anyone who wants to add a bit of interest to their glassware or a gift to someone else!


  1. Hi! Congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.......
    Etched glass