While I was in Orville with Smuckers (they provided transportation and accommodations) I learned just how easy it is to etch glass. You get a jar, you clean it, decorate it, put gel on it, then wash it off and wow. you have a masterpiece.
Smuckers brought about 15 bloggers in to teach us some really great holiday tips, from recipes to decorating and I’m so excited to share them with you guys. So this is how I made an etched glass cookie jar for our family.
Vinyl stencil, stickers,
Utility knife, razor blade
Latex or vinyl gloves
Hand held squeegee
Foam painting brush
Dish soap or just Hot Water
Rags or paper towel
Clean all surfaces of the glass with rubbing alcohol.
Create your decorations or get an idea of what you want your jar to say or look like. I think sticker work best. See how I used the stickers to say Zoe and Miles Treats.
Then decide on what shape you want. I wanted a heart, so you put tape on a brown paper bag or something. Draw out the shape, circle, oval, square or heart. Then cut it out. Then peal off the painters tape and put the tape on the jar creating the shape.
Put on the gloves, do not let children to this part. After that you will put a very thick coat of the etching gel with the sponge brush on the jar. Let the gel stay on the jar for 5 minutes then you wash it off with hot water. You might need a little soap but hot water should be enough. Be sure to read the directions on the particular etching gel you are using.
And then you have your jar ready for using, and it takes great photos.
These are holiday tips I learned while I was visiting with Smuckers.