January 14, 2011 by Bobbi
Happy Friday, HowDoesShe Gals!
We’ve got a treat for you today. Brittney, from Our Poverty With A View (tee hee hee – love it), is here to share a fun and EASY way to transform a simple clear glass vase with nothing but some painter’s tape and etching cream. I’m all about simple, folks. And this is one elegant transformation I can’t WAIT to give a try!
I’m so excited to be sharing today on HowDoesShe! I’m beside myself that the girls asked me to share a craft! My name is Brittney and I blog over at Our Poverty With A View!
I started our blog with DIY and home renovations tutorials of our first home in Iowa. Since then my husband Matt and I have sold our house, packed up the puppies and moved to sunny California so he can attend USC for graduate school. Our blog has morphed into chronicling our crazy California adventure and crafting and decorating tutorials to spice up our builder’s grade white apartment.
Today I’ll be sharing how to spice up a simple inexpensive glass vase with glass etching cream.
- A glass vase. I’m sure you all have this same vase under your sink counters. I think I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby for $2-3.
- Etching Cream. I bought mine at Michael’s. It was $11 and I used the 50% off coupon.
- Blue painter’s tape and a paint brush.
The design I wanted to add to my vase were thick stripes. I covered my entire vase in blue painter’s tape. This helped me keep my stripes exactly the same width.
I then peeled off the tape strips that I wanted to have the frosted glass effect.
Next came the fun part. Adding the etching cream! You will use a lot of this stuff. Seriously, just pile it on. If you think you have too much on the vase it’s still probably not enough. Truth be told, I did two coats.
The instructions on the etching cream listed a drying time of 5 minutes. I left mine on for about 30 minutes. I waited until the cream looked dried up before I rinsed in water. Like I said above, if your etching looks spotty or you want a darker look, just do another coat and repeat the drying and rinsing process.
Thanks again to the gals at How Does She for letting me share my little craft tutorial with you all! If you’re looking for more craftiness, please feel free to hop on over to my blog.
Thanks, Brittney! I have the jar and the etching cream ready to go! Now I have to decide on a design…ooooh, brain is working…so many options! I can’t wait to hear my gal pals oohing and aahing, and asking WHERE did I get that FAHbulous vase?! Mwa ha ha ha. (I’ve really got to do away with the evil laugh).
Brittney has SO many fabulous and simple home decor and craft ideas overflowing on her blog. You won’t want to miss these:
Now, that is TALENT, Brittney! I love your artistic eye. I hope you’ll be back to share more of your genius with all of us here! Now, I’m off to breathe new life into my old glass vase! Have a great one, ladies!