Glass etching

04 Jul

Lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to spice up some glass containers I have around the house. I thought about doing something with paint, but really, I don’t know that I’d like how the color would turn out and might get tired of it pretty easily. I’ve seen a lot of pictures of people painting glass and DIYing glass containers to reuse them for other things in their homes.

Here’s a bit of what I’ve found. {Click on the images for the source.}

painted jars with pencils

painted glass jars_2


painted glass jars_3But I knew I didn’t want to paint the inside of a jar or bottle if I was going to end up using it for something like flowers. I don’t know if the paint would come off with water and/or seep into the flowers’ stems. If anything, they would be decorative at most. I just wasn’t convinced.

I started to do a bit more searching and found a lot of fun, reused bottles that were fancied up with some glass etching. I’ve never done any etching before, but I’m thinking of doing some on a few mason jars or other glass containers I have at home and that can be used for practical purposes (more than just decorative pieces). And here are some fun ideas I found during my searching.

etched glass bowl

etched glass bottleetched glass storage jarsI particularly like the last project idea. Attractive storage is always a welcomed sight and I think it would be more practical, while not affecting what is stored inside and without easily rubbing off.

So, I’ve decided to try etching with a new dish soap bottle I’m going to create out of a fun jar and soap pump. I’m working on that stage right now, and today I picked up a stencil with long block lettering and some etching cream. I hope it turns out to be something we want to keep on our counter for a long time! Here’s my inspiration for it. I’ll be sure to post an update when I finish mine!

dish soap bottle_etched

Have you ever tried your hand at glass etching? Do you have any tips? How did your project turn out? 




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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in DIY, Interior Design


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