Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Announcement and Etched Glass

BLAH! I can't believe it has been a month since I blogged! I have really missed it, but I have a good reason for my absence:

That's right, friends, I'm going to be a mama! I can't wait! However, this past month has been a rough one. I'm not sure if I'm a wimp or if I have really had bad morning sickness. I'm starting to feel better. Still tired, but less vomit, so I'll take it!

This blog is about making stuff so why not add a little baby makin' to the mix! I promise though it won't be all baby, all the time. :-)

Time for the Glass Etching. I have been wanting a cute air tight container to store our coffee beans in, and I have been wanting to use my glass etching cream. I brought the two together into a fun project I completed at my friend's craft night a few weeks ago. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

I started with this plain glass container from Hobby Lobby.

I don't have pictures of a step by step since I was at my friends house. Basically best case scenario you have a Cricket or Silhouette and you just cut out your vinyl, apply etching cream, let it sit for 5 min., rinse and your done. However, I do not have a fancy shmanshy cutting machine, so I printed my design on normal printer paper, taped it to contact paper, and cut around it with a very sharp craft knife. Then, I stuck the contact paper on the jar, added the etching cream, waited 5 min., and rinsed it off. Picking the font and actually cutting it out were the two most time consuming steps.

Here is the finished product!

It was hard to see in the picture with out some coffee in the jar. I only had ground coffee on hand, but usually it will hold the whole beans.

Some of my edges are perfectly smooth. Probably because of my janky stencil method, but I think it kind of makes it look distressed and artsy. I think it's fun!

AHHHH!!! It is good to be back to blogging. ;-)

Ivy and Elephants


  1. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is such fabulous news and what a blessing. I am soooooo exciting for you guys. This is the best news of the day. Also, your etched glass is wonderful. I am loving this fabulous post and your wonderful news. Would you mind sharing this inspirational post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!


  2. That is super cute! I didn't think it would be that easy to do! I might have to try this on my large flour bins :)