Monday, March 19, 2012

glass etched pet jar

Remember these delectable dog treats I posted about last week?

Well, I need a place to store them:

Glass Etched Pet Jar: Tutorial

Materials Needed:

A glass jar in any size
adhesive backed vinyl
xacto knife or Silhouette machine or other cutting tool

1. Prepare the lettering

You can do this either by designing it on your silhouette machine or printing out the words on computer paper. I went or a simple message: "dog."

2. Cut out letters
Again, do this either using adhesive-backed vinyl in  a silhouette machine or freehand on vinyl with an exacto knife. Don't worry if you mess up the letters themselves, it's the outline of the letters that you're aiming for.

3. Cut down vinyl if it's too bulky and stick to glass jar

Don't forget, if you have letters like "o" or "d" you'll also need to stick the center circles of these letters to the glass in the appropriate place.

4. Apply Etch-All
Using a steady hand, squeeze a good amount of etch all onto the glass lettering. It's okay if it looks like a hot mess. use the squeegee to make sure the entire are you want etched is covered.

5. Set the time for 15 minutes and find something to do.

The etch all is busy at working eating away at the glass.

6. Remove Etch all from glass

Using your squeegee, gather up all the etch-all from the glass and return it to the etch-all contained (yes! It's reusable!) Once it looks relatively Etch-all free, run the glass under water and using your fingers, a paper towel or a wash cloth be sure to get every last bit off. **remember, etch-all works on porcelain as well, so before you run any down your sink, coat it in water first to keep the etch-all from etching your sink!

7. Remove Vinyl 

Rinse glass with water again if necessary.

8. Dry

9. Fill with favorite pet treat and show it off!

1 comment:

  1. Great tutorial! I've never seen this done before!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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