Do you want to create an etched wine bottle? Etching cream is so wonderful and easy to work with. I took a recycled wine bottle, added a little etching cream, and turned it into a decorative bottle that we’ll use again and again.
Materials needed for an etched wine bottle
- A recycled bottle with the labels removed
- Self-adhesive stencils of your choice
- Etching Cream (I used Armor Etch)
- A paintbrush
- Rubber gloves
Here are the instructions for an etched wine bottle
1. Clean the wine bottle
Start by washing the wine bottle and removing the label. I like to soak the wine bottle in some dish soap for 10 minutes. Most of the time, the label will come right off. Next wipe the bottle down with an alcohol prep pad to free it from all oil, dirt, and debris.
2. Apply your stencil
Remove the backing off your stencil and save it as you can reuse most adhesive stencils. Place the stencil onto the bottle, and be sure to press firmly to seal the stencil to the bottle. This will prevent the etching cream from bleeding under the stencil. The stencil I chose went 3/4 of the way around the bottle. You can pick stencils that will wrap all the way around, pick 2 of the same stencil, or repeat the process twice.
On the part that remained, I placed self-adhesive stencil letters and I taped off the edges with painter’s tape.
3. Paint on the etching cream
I put on rubber gloves to protect my hands and I coated the “water” side with the etching cream. Brushstrokes will matter, so I like to put it on think to remove the risk of them showing.
I then coated the other stencil design with the etching cream.
4. Let sit based on etching cream instructions
I let it sit for 10 minutes as per the bottle’s instructions.
5. Rinse off the etching cream
I rinsed off the etching cream rubbing at it lightly under the faucet.
I then carefully peeled up the stencils and washed the bottle again.
You can rinse off your stencils and place them back in their container as many of them are re-usable.
I dried it and you can see the design on both sides.
I love how this turned out and am excited for all we can use it for.
Not only for serving ourselves and guests water but also in our plants as self-watering bottles.
The glass is truly etched, so it’s safe to put in the dishwasher too!
I also think this would make a great gift idea!
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