How To Etch Glass – It’s So Easy!

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Today I’m going to show you how easy it can be to etch glass!  Great for all kinds of personalized gifts! Once you get started, you’ll want to try even more.

You’ll Need:

An item of your choice to etch (in this demo I’ll be etching a wine glass, you can watch my video below for more etching ideas)

Armour Etching Cream

Self Adhesive Stencils

Paint Brush

Place the adhesive stencils onto your glass surface.

Paint on the Armour Etching Cream and make sure to put it on thick.  Let stand for 10 minutes.

Rinse off the etching cream.  Clean up your stencils and put them back on their backing.  You should be able to get several uses out of your stencils.  Wash off the rest of the etching cream from the glass.

Dry off and your done – see how easy that is?  Now think of all the amazing gifts you can make with this idea!  Here are just a few others I have made, and you can watch the video below to see more…

This is the front of some glasses that my daughter made when she was little.  I had her write on the glasses with a sharpie what she wanted to say.  I traced over it with the etching cream and now we have her hand writing preserved forever!

Here is the back side.  I just love them!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    WOW! Who knew it was so easy! Thanks for sharing, dear Chas!

    Have a splendid day. Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    1. Thanks Stephanie, it has been so fun to make things for everyone! Maybe a tea cup or mug for this year’s exchange …. 🙂 Hugs!

  2. I love the idea of using your daughters handwriting and tracing over it. I’ve put doing this out of my mind, but you just made it fly back in. Great idea!

    1. Thank you Linda, I know how much you like to preserve those memories as much as me. Hugs 🙂

  3. I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for teaching us how!

    1. Thank you Teresa, I hope it helps you make many personalized gifts as it as me.

  4. Wow that does look easy! Cute ideas! Love the beer mugs. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  5. I had no idea it was that easy, Oh the possibilities!

    1. Thank you Julie. It really has been so fun creating so many things with just a little etching cream.

  6. Mother of 3 says:

    I etched the glass doors on our cabinets and used to love glass etching. I really need to try some basic etching with my boys; I bet they’d love it and they’re finally old enough to give it a try! Thanks for sharing with us at the Vitual Refrigerator. Pinned.

    1. Thank you and I hope your boys have a lot of fun with it. There are so many things to be created 🙂

  7. I am surprised at how easy this is. This caught my eye since the glass said Amy! This is something that I will use and am excited to try. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Amy, it is really easy and works great on so many glass things – mirrors, picture frames, etc. Makes great gift ideas too 🙂

  8. Are these etched glasses still dishwasher safe? Could the etched design be a different color ? Thanks

  9. Jerri Paulk says:

    Hi Crazy,
    My significant other etches on glass with a dremel tool! I find the drawing on Pinterest, make sure it isn’t copyrighted, print it, he puts the copy under glass and starts the dremel. Anywhere from 4 hrs to 18 hrs later is a finished product ready to frame and hang on somebody’s wall!!

    1. Hi Jerri, thank you so much for sharing. Isn’t it lovely all the creations and possibilities you can create?

  10. Wow – I didn’t know there was such a thing as etching cream! Definitely going to have to get some of that – I love the look of etched glass. Thanks for the info and the inspiration my friend!

    1. Thank you so much, Barbara, and you’ll love it! So fun to work with.

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