Etching glassware makes a great personalized gift for weddings, birthdays, holidays, or any occasion, and it's surprisingly easy to do! All you need for this fun customizing project is etching cream, a paintbrush, a stencil, and about 15 minutes.
Create a stencil using stencil vinyl and a cutting machine.
Peel the backing off of the adhesive stencil material and position the stencil on your glass. Press the stencil vinyl down onto the glass really well, making sure the edges of your design are really stuck to the glass so that etching cream doesn’t seep under the edges.
Paint a thick layer of etching cream over all of the holes in the stencil so that the whole area is completely covered. Let the etching cream sit on the glass for about five minutes (be sure to read the directions that came with your etching cream to find the exact time!)
Rinse the etching cream off of the glass; you may need to rub at it a little bit to get it all off the glass.
Peel the stencil off the glass, and you're done!
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