How to Etch a Glass Vase with Chevron Stripes


DIY Chevron Etched Glass Vase at

Something is in the air this summer.  It seems everyone we know is getting married.  So with all the weddings and showers, I’ve been trying to come up with a few unique gift ideas.

Have you ever etched glass at home, with etching cream? A few years ago I made an etched “Enjoy” trifle bowl, and this time I thought I could try something fun with a flower vase.   It’s a great DIY that will turn a generic glass vases into something that ends up looking elegant and chic.  

I decided to see if I could make chevron stripes on my round glass vase.  My OCD had me a little nervous about getting everything lined up just right.  But you know what? I basically eyeballed most of it, and it turn out just as I hoped!

Here’s what you will need to Etch a glass vase with Chevron

Supplies to etch glass vase

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How to etch glass .  tutorial at I really did a lot of eyeballing with this project, and it all worked out.  Here’s what I did.



        • be sure to cut the tape with scissors so you have a clean end to work with.



        • work your way up the vase, again trying to eyeball as you go (just be patient, this part took the longest, trying to line everything up)



        • Using the sponge brush, coat the exposed glass with a thin to medium layer of etching cream ( large areas can be tricky) be sure to wear a glove on the hand that you are handling the vase with, you don’t want to get the etching cream on your skin.



        • Leave the etching cream to sit on the glass for at least ten minutes.



        • With a gloved hand, carry the vase to a sink, to rinse to remove etching cream (do NOT do this in a ceramic sink)



        • remove tape and dry to reveal your beautifully etched chevron striped vase!


        DIY Chevron Etched Vase at This glass vase is a great DIY gift idea not only for weddings and showers, but Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays…or just because!

Have you made any gifts lately?

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. That is very cool!

  2. Cheryl, I’m SO impressed! I’m not very crafty, but I think I could do this. 🙂

  3. Love this! I need to make one so Josh can bring me some fresh flowers:)

  4. This is really pretty, Cheryl!

  5. With my wedding in t-minus 38 days – I was going to artificially antique all my old milk bottles and some mason jars – now I’m changing my game plan and etching them instead! BEAUTIFUL!!

  6. What a beautiful vase, I have some plain jars I’m going to try this on. Thanks for sharing this idea!!

  7. coolest. idea. ever.

    Who knew something so pretty could be SO easy to make?! Thanks for the great idea, Cheryl!

  8. Great idea! I love it! It sure adds a bit more personality than just a plain ole vase!

  9. Wow! That is so pretty. I just love that. I look forward to other crafts you have in the queue!

  10. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for the instructions!

  11. Anything ‘homemade’ but looks like you found it at a Tiffany estate sale is good with me! Perfect gift. Do you think you could use etch cream on jam jars? I’m obsessed!

  12. Great job love! It looks gorgeous 😀

  13. Love this project – thanks for sharing!

  14. So pretty! It would make an awesome gift! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step tutorial!

  15. I’ve been waiting for this one! I love the look of the vase, and this is one craft project I think I can tackle!

  16. cheryl!!!

    you’re on a roll! this is beautiful! love the styling too!


  17. How fantastic!! That’s look really attractive. I will try for it now. Just watching and reading its making instruction carefully. Will come back soon after get success. Thanks

  18. Such a fun design project Cheryl!

  19. Such simple elegance! I love this idea-thanks for sharing!

  20. Super cute!!! I’m pretty sure I have one of these vases floating around:0)

  21. I love this! What a great craft for so many different ideas. I’m going to Pin this for future gifting ideas. Thank you!

  22. Oh, I love, love , love that. I have etched with the same product. It is really amazing…..never used painters tape. So smart. I think this is simple, and beautiful!!! I’ll be searching for a vase like that now at every thrift store!! lol New follower!

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  24. What a neat idea Cheryl – I’d never know how to do this!

  25. I LOVE THIS! so fresh and modern..and clean. amazing.:)

  26. That is UH-Mazing! I love it. They lines look so straight and neat also. 🙂

  27. this is a seriously cool project!

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  29. This is SOOOOOOOOO neato, Cheryl!

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