Glass etching with a punched pattern | How About Orange

October 28, 2010

Glass etching with a punched pattern

An easy glass etching project on a cheap vase from IKEA.

On a piece of self-adhesive contact paper, punch holes in columns. Then with a scissors, cut out little lines to connect them.

Pull the backing off the contact paper and stick the design to the vase. (No transfer paper needed for this one, unlike my other ill-fated project.) Then glop on some glass etching cream. I used Armour Etch, available at most craft stores.

Let the vase sit for the time recommended on the bottle, about 5 minutes. Then rinse off the cream and remove the stencil. Your vase will now be fancy.

30 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

The vase is lovely, such a charming pattern. I'm glad you explained cuz I would have (in my dyslexia) wanted to cut out the lines then punched, lol.
Kathy

Jess said...

You could do that, but then you'd have to use an Xacto knife and cutting mat because there's nowhere to insert your scissors. Scissors just seemed easier.

Amy said...

Tres chic! good thinking!

Birdie3008 said...

It looks like second time is a charm! Very pretty :)

Grandma G said...

Simple and pretty! Maybe a bit tedious?

Luisa said...

I love Ikea :) they have so many neat things and yo just made someting even prettier. Add your own charm.

kim said...

"fancy", it sure is. great idea!

Erin Wallace said...

This is such a cool project! We don't have an Ikea (boo) but I could get something similar at Target. Also love this pattern for glasses, which we are in need of.

xo Erin

desiree said...

Me likey!

hoopty doopty said...

That came out really nice. Endless possibilities.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love it... this is a great way to add some spice to a simple item

Emily Wolfe said...

I had no idea that glass etching could be so simple!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jen said...

You should post this to http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/

Vany said...

I love it! It's really great

besquirrely.com said...

Wow! What a great thing to do with old vases (no need to even buy something new!), which most people have in a cupboard under the sink... I can see making a funky monogram for someone. Bookmarked!

Halle said...

So simple yet to elegant! Thanks for the tip!

Kelleen said...

That is really great! I am trying to do some cherry blossom wine glasses for my dad but am having a heck of a time with the stencil, I really love how you mastered an easy and beautiful design here!

Elsa said...

great idea! I'm thinking Christmas!

Katie Truelove said...

I've been dying to try glass etching for a while and this is actually a project I could do in my apartment without much trouble:)

Wendy said...

Oh my, I love this! I have thought about the etching thing, but it always seemed like such a pain. Can't wait to try this.

stephanie said...

that is really cool - i always thought etching was a lot more difficult than that. good to know.

Ilyanna said...

I did a whole set of cheapo drink glasses, so they're all the same and all different at the same time. Used masking tape to mark a section of glass, put store bought stickers (butterflies, snowflakes, etc) and put the etching cream on top. Came out great, if not nearly as artistic (may also have had to do with the fact that my 4 and 7 year olds were "helping" and believed more is better with stickers).

Andrea said...

Hey, I think even I could do that. Great idea, very pretty result! Thanks for sharing.

Laura Keller said...

Wonderful idea and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

Colette Armstrong said...

Thanks for the post! I've been sandblasting stuff lately, but was interested in the effectiveness of etching the glass. There are some finer designs I want to create, and sandblasting involves a ton of clean up. Just yesterday, I was trying to find an etching product that works well. Thank you for the recommendation!

ldeandyment said...

I just have to tell you that I love the tutorials you have on this site. Everything is so clear and inspiring.

kaitlyn sullivan said...

love it! i want to do this immediately. great simple idea :)

Michelle L. said...

That's just the coolest design! Thanks for the great idea. I have just found you and now can't leave. Wonderful, amazing blog!

Ada @ New York said...

How creative ... contact paper + holepunch = beautiful design!! You make it look so simple ... thank u!!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Goodness! You are one creative gal -- I found you through Pinterest and I love this glass etching technique -- thanks for sharing!

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