Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you considered what you will give to honor a special mom in your life? I can tell you that my mom loves fresh flowers! Though flowers are always nice to receive, how about adding a personalize custom touch to the vase? Let me show you how easy it is to make a beautiful Etched Glass Vase with amazing products from Martha Stewart Crafts by Plaid.
The wonderful friends at Plaid Crafts sent me all the glorious craft goodies below! My jaw dropped when I opened the box! The quality of these products is amazing! You will be seeing several upcoming posts where I’ll be using more of these tools, paints and stencils! Today we’re keeping it simple and using just a few items. So if you love easy, simple crafts that look gorgeous then this one is for you!
How to Make an Etched Glass Vase
Items you will need:
A plain glass vase
Martha Stewart Crafts Stencils
Martha Stewart Stencil Adhesive
Glass Etching Crème
Foam brush and rubber kitchen gloves
Clean the glass vase with glass cleaner to remove all traces of dirt and oil. Protect your surface area with an old towel.
I chose this Martha Stewart Crafts stencil called Tendrils. It comes in a pack of 3 stencil sheets measuring approximately 8 x 16 inches each. This collection contains 10 different designs in the pack! I’ll be using the dragonfly and the tendril pattern on the right.
Step outside and spray the back side of the stencil with your Martha Stewart Stencil Adhesive. Spray your stencil well, but not so much that it’s dripping! Allow it to dry. This only takes about a minute. Using the stencil spray is imperative, because it allows you to form a tight seal against the glass. It is repositionable and removable and won’t leave a residue on the glass. I LOVE this product!
Press the stencil against the glass vase where you desire your design to be. I found it helpful to place the vase on top of an upside down bowl so it is elevate some.
This part is important! Smooth out all the bubbles around your stencil edge. You don’t want the etching crème to leak under the stencil.
With your rubber kitchen gloves on, dip your sponge brush into the etching cream and gently tab a nice layer onto the stencil. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes or whatever time is instructed on the back of your etching cream container and be sure to follow the manufactures instructions. Etching cream can be found at any store that sells crafts.
After the allotted amount of time, gently peel off your Martha Stewart Crafts stencil to reveal the design. Rinse your vase under cool water to remove all etching cream. Rinse your stencil off also. Dry your vase and reapply your stencil to a new area on your vase and repeat etching if you desire. I applied my stencil to the vase in 3 different areas and I never had to reapply my stencil spray, but feel free to add more spray adhesive if you think you need it.
Fill your Etched Glass Vase with flowers and admire the beautiful vase that YOU designed and made yourself! What mom wouldn’t want to receive something as lovely and special as this?
To really impress mom and show off your Etched Glass Vase design, consider lining your vase with a large hosta or banana leaf before you insert your flower arrangement!
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