Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

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Starting around the middle of October my family is very busy.  We have football, cheer, Thanksgiving, wrestling season starts, then Christmas. We’ve only had one free Saturday in months and most nights someone has an activity going on.  I have to be really organized to keep my life from getting out of control.  You’re probably wondering how I have time to do any project.  I know my mom does!  Keep reading to see the great table decoration I made this year.

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

If I forget anything at the grocery store, then I probably won’t get it until the next week.  One way I save time is buying things in bulk at Costco.  Don’t you just love this store?  You can waste so much time by running out to buy something you forgot.  The worst is running out of things that are necessities.   A few things I always like to keep on hand in Charmin toilet paper and Tide Pods.  It’s not fun going through a pile of dirty laundry and picking out a few things for everyone to wear because you only have enough detergent for 2 loads.  Making everyone use the same bathroom isn’t fun either because you only have 1 roll of toilet paper left!

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

Etched Glass Christmas DecorationEtched Glass Christmas DecorationOk…on to my project.  I have been wanting to try glass etching and I thought I would try this out for a new table decoration for Christmas dinner.  I thought it would be fun to create something I can use for a decoration for a party.

Items needed

  • vase(s)
  • alphabet stickers
  • glass etching cream (I bought this at a craft store)
  • masking tape
  • Christmas bulbs

First, I bought a few glass vases.  Since this was first time doing glass etching, I bought the cheapest I could find in case it turned out bad.

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

Next, I taped up the area that I was going to etch.  Of course, I couldn’t find our regular tape.  I found this tape you use for your dryer vent and it seemed to work fine.  I added masking tape to my items to buy because that would have been a little easier to pull off.  This taped did it’s job though.

Etched Glass Christmas DecorationI spelled out JOY in the stickers.  You can buy stencils too, but I couldn’t find a style I liked so I bought stickers instead.

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

Here’s the glass etch.  It looks similar to paint.

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

I used an old paint brush the kids had lying around.  I painted on a thick layer and let sit 5 minutes.

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

After the 5 minutes were up, I rinsed off the etch and pulled off the stickers and tape.

Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

It worked really well.  I was happy about the way it turned out.  I made another vase that said PEACE.  I added some inexpensive Christmas ornament bulbs.
Etched Glass Christmas Decoration

This is going to look so great on my table for Christmas!  Make sure you head over to Costco to stock up on these items, so you have time to do this great project instead of running out to buy them when you run out!


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5 Responses

  1. M says:

    Did you know that you can buy a spray that does the same thing.

  2. Becky says:

    These are really cute and they don’t look hard to make And I love Tide Pods and Charmin too – we must be twins!

  3. What a fun project. I never knew how easy is was to do etched glass at home. I’m definitely going to have to try this! #client

  4. Lois says:

    These are so pretty!!! I want to make some!!!

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