Learn how to etch glass with this easy etched vase! We’ll show you how to create a design using tape and stickers. Then we’ll show you how use real etch cream to etch a vase! We even have a video if you’d like to see how it’s done.
Here’s a video we made showing how we etched wine glasses. The process is the same to etch a vase.
How To Etch Glass: Etch A Vase
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1. Pick out a vase to etch. We suggest using a square vase because it’s easier to apply stickers to a flat surface. A cylindrical vase also works well. Wash the vase with Dawn to remove all finger prints and oils.
2. Mask off the parts of the vase you do not want to etch.
3. Draw stems about three inches long on contact paper. Cut these out with scissors.
4. Create a design of flowers and stems using the contact paper stems you cut out. Add in flower stickers.
Rub down any overlapping stickers so the etch cream doesn’t seep under. Clean the glass between the stickers with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to remove any finger prints.
4. Put on your gloves and apply the etch cream.
To do this, use the paint brush to dab thick globs of etch cream over the design.
5. Wait 1 minute, then rinse your the etch cream off of the vase. Peel the stickers off the vase, then rinse again.
Have you ever tried etching? What did you etch? We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty
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