You guys know I love to upcycle a wine bottle. I am always bugging the neighbors for their empties since we aren’t drinkers here. It is not uncommon for me to raid the local recycling center, where they kindly let me dumpster dive…
There are tons of ways to repurpose bottles, from cutting to painting, making lanterns, vase, candle holders and more. Today I am excited to share with you how to easily etch intricate designs into your bottles and glass of all kinds.
This process is soooo easy. Just clean your wine bottles with soap and water, vinegar water if the labels are being stubborn. Clean off all adhesive and debris. Wipe clean bottle with rubbing alcohol.
Adhere stencil or silkscreen to bottle and tape off with masking tape to prevent etching cream from ending up where you don’t want it. Use dauber or sponge to generously apply etching cream.
I love the doily adhesive silkscreen from Martha Stewart!
You want a very thick layer of the etching cream. Let it sit 15 minutes, then rinse away under faucet. Remove and clean stencils or silkscreen.
Can you believe the detail?
I saw other people’s projects using this etching cream and decided they must just be really skilled. I was judging based on my experience with a cream in the past. I can’t remember the brand, but it came in a white and purple bottle and I got it at Michaels. It didn’t work even a little. I was so frustrated because I had a project I really wanted to complete and I finally gave up.
How thrilled was I at the ease of use and effectiveness I found with Martha’s version?!
I sat down to do a Mother’s Day project (which I will be showing you next week) and ended up glass etching all day. So fun and simple (did I mention it was easy?)…
Stay tuned for what is going to end up being a glass etching week around here
Don’t forget to check out my other Adventures in Wine Bottle Repurposing:
Lets not forget those corks – PROJECTS TO MAKE FROM CORKS