etched owl glasses

For my owl-obsessed friend Sonja's Christmas gift, I etched a set of owl glasses.

Glass etching is one of those simple, satisfying projects that anyone can make with the right supplies.  All you need is glass etching cream, vinyl or contact paper, glass to etch, and if you're smart - protective gloves.  I cut the owls out of vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo, but you can definitely do it by hand if you are patient.  Apply the vinyl to the glass and etching cream on top of that.  The etching cream will work wherever it comes into contact with the glass.  Wait the recommended time, then rinse off the glass.  That's it!


Charity said...

I'm not owl-obsessed, but those are really cute!
I tried etching cream once, I couldn't get it to do anything! I think the piece of glass I was trying it on must have had some kind of protective coating.

crochAndi said...

great idea

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Jenny said...

These are too cute!

Printingtextil Natasha said...

Very cute! I really want this Silhouette Cameo

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Chips and Salsa with Beans said...

Cute! Curious, where did you get the glasses?

Erin said...

Wow, Jill, I love your website! Everything is completely adorable! What creative and fun ornaments you made! and I absolutely love the cards you make! Super cute.

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daysease said...

I am getting owl obsessed.. just did my daughter's 7th Owl birthday party, and it was SUCH A BLAST!! These glasses are SO wow. Must.Do!

Lisa said...

These turned out awesome! You are absolutely right, there is something super satisfying about making something so awesome so quick. I just etched the 32 NFL logos into pint glasses for my brother, and I couldn't stop obsessing over the little details :)

Maggie and Sheepie said...

So cute! And love that you got the glasses for $1 each!

Oh Sew Liz said...

Now I need to go to the dollar store so I can personalize some glasses! I am constantly breaking mine, so I am due for a new set!

Michele Latham said...

Great blog! You make the etching look fun and easy. Can't wait to try!

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

I love these! Nice job.

Tamara @31dates said...

I LOVE OWLS!!!! Awesome Jill!

craftyandcake said...

Wow, I have never thought about glass etching before. I might try it now!