Etching Glass is Easier Than You Think

I’m always glad when something I am a little hesitant to try comes out better than I thought it would.  I love working with glass, but usually it involves breaking it or melting it.  I have wanted to try etching it, but that demands chemicals and that always intimidates me.  Especially if the warning on the container says something like “caution it will burn your skin off!”  So, while I was intrigued by the idea of etching glass, I had put off trying it.  However, I recently ran across directions again and thought, “Why not?”  Besides, I just happened to have some glass etching cream that I bought awhile back because it was on sale and because I must have been feeling brave that day.

I have been mulling over what sort of project to do.  I really thought it would be fun to make storage jars for things like coffee and tea for the kitchen, but I don’t have some nice large glass jars saved so that was out.  I did have a few smaller glass jars, and Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I thought, maybe a Valentine’s project.  That would be easy.  My Cricut has heart shapes, so it was easy to cut out the shapes on sticky vinyl so I didn’t have to cut them by hand.  You certainly CAN, or you could buy them precut, but I have to justify having a Cricut.

Anyway, that is why I did this  Etched Valentine’s Day Treat Jar.