Monday, August 4, 2014

Sunday Craftday : Etching Glass

Hi Friends!

I'm excited to share with you a craft project I worked on yesterday:  Glass Etching.  

I bought myself a Silhouette Cameo a few weeks ago along with a "Glass Etching Starter Kit".  I have been playing around with the Cameo here and there.  It is a pretty easy machine to figure out how to use.
Yesterday, I decided to try out the etching materials. I watched a couple of good videos on Youtube and then went in search of some glass.  I found these cute little jars for $1 each at The Dollar Store!  SCORE!
These jars are great because you can either use them upright or they can also sit at an angle.  
Because I am in  Back-to-School mode, I decided to make jars to put my paperclips, pushpins, and eraser caps in.  
Of course I had a helper on this project.  This is Cricket.  She loves to be in the middle of the action!  
When I was all finished (at about 12:00 last night) they weren't perfect, but pretty good for my first time etching!
All-in-all the project cost me $4.  The jars were a dollar each and the round borders cost me about $1 in the Silhouette store.  Not bad for a practice project!

Thanks for letting me share with you!  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!


  1. I just bought a silhouette too (couldn't hold back any lover). I am on love with ittttt! I haven't been brave enough to try glass etching but can't wait to see what else you don with it. I might be bugging you for your silhouette files later :P

    Teaching with Hope

    1. Hi Hope,
      I haven't done a lot yet, but plan on using it more when I get back to school and get my class list. I did make a little pennant banner for behind my desk and a card for a friend... lol... I had purchased the glass etching kit with the machine and just ordered the vinyl starter kit from I want to make a decal for my laptop. :)