Friday, November 16, 2018

Making Glass Etched Ornaments Using the Cricut

I had bough some glass ornaments for the ornament exchange craft that I never ended up using and thought I could use them plus the leftover vinyl pieces to make some beautiful glass etched ornaments.  

It took me a couple of tries and one tossed ornament but I finally got the etching cream to work well and really liked how they  turned out. 


After having made these ornaments:


 I had what looked like Christmas stencils left and just knew I could not let them go to waste.  I took the vinyl and added them to my glass ornaments making sure that the areas around the cutouts were sealed real well.  I didn't worry too much about wrinkles or if the outer edges were lying flat.


I saw that I had a small hole between the word joy and the holly leaves so I took a tiny scrap of vinyl and covered that up as well
When my ornaments were all ready I got out my etching cream and added a nice thick layer of cream over the entire area I wanted to etch.  Then set my timer for the 3 minutes the bottle recommended.




After I rinsed them off I still thought the etching looked a bit faint and spotty so I applied another layer of cream for another 3 minutes without touching the vinyl stencil at all.

After the timer went off the second time I rinsed them off again and removed the vinyl to reveal my designs. 



This one I only etched once and you can really see the difference!
I can't wait to see these hanging on my tree next week with all the lights sparkling off of them!


Have you ever tried glass etching?

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16 comments :

  1. These are lovely. Thanks for the tutorial. These are going on my to try list.

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  2. I bought glass etching cream, but I haven't used it yet. Great idea to use the stencil from the other ornaments. Beautiful!

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  3. What a great and creative idea. I would love to make some of these with my Daughter :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Have a great weekend.

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  4. These are really lovely. I don't have a cricut, but using a stencil with etching creme gave me a great idea for a mirror project I want to try.

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    1. I have seen etching on mirrors using stencils and it's a great effect. I'm so glad to have inspired you.

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  5. I love these! So pretty for ornaments and they look like fun to do too! Thanks for sharing the how to. I'm going to have to give this one a try.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have good luck with them!

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  6. What a great way to use up your leftover vinyl! I've been thinking about getting some etching cream - looks like it's pretty easy to use!

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  7. these came out so pretty and looks easier than I thought it would actually be. thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you! I was surprised at how easy it was too; I found the trick was to use more than one layer of etching cream or else the etching was so faint it hardly showed up at all.

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  8. I am not sure which version I like better - what a great way to get two for one!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure which way I prefer either. They were both quite a lot of fun to make too.

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