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
- Glass vase, washed and dried. I picked this one up at Home Goods.
- ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
- Armour Etch etching cream
- sponge brush
- rubber or latex glove (not shown)
I really did a lot of eyeballing with this project, and it all worked out. Here’s what I did.
- starting at the bottom of the vase I cut 6 pieces of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape about 4.5″-5″ long and made 3 upside down very wide “V”
- 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!
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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