Etched Glass Typography Vase | Krista from The Happy Housie

Hi everyone!! It is Krista from The Happy Housie back again and I am so excited to be here today sharing this super easy DIY Etched Glass Typography Vase with you – just in time for your holiday table.

DIY Etched Glass Typography Vase
For this project you will need:
  • a vase or large candle holder
  • glass etching cream and brush (I used Martha Stewart brand)
  • alphabet stencils (or you could use scrap booking letter stickers to do the reverse etched pattern)
I started by cleaning my vase thoroughly according the package directions on the etching cream. 
I then placed my adhesive letter stencils randomly around the vase, in varying directions.
I made sure all the edges were pressed down nicely and then applied my etching cream. The package instructions say to leave it for fifteen minutes and then rinse off, but I would experiment a little first. When I only left the cream on for 15 minutes it didn’t seem to etch as completely as I wanted,
but perhaps I hadn’t applied enough of the etching cream.
After experimenting, I applied about this much and left it for a couple of hours 
while we went over to a friends for dinner.
When I returned I rinsed all the etching cream off thoroughly and washed the vase 
again inside and out with warm water.
You can see that the pattern is really subtle. I also like that it can be used all year around 
because the typography is not specific to one holiday.
DIY Etched Glass Typography Vase with candle by thehappyhousie for twelveoeight
Here I have it dressed up for Christmas, but you could add a different coloured candle 
and perhaps some corn around the base and it would look great for your Thanksgiving table
as well.
DIY Etched Glass Typography Vase by thehappyhousie for twelveoeight
I have a few other Projects I would love to share with you and would be thrilled if you had the chance to hop over and visit me at The Happy Housie to see what I have been up to lately…
such as how I made these Decoupaged Succulent Mug Planters (a great DIY gift idea!):
DIY Gift Idea Gold Decoupaged Mug Planters by thehappyhousie #MSholiday
Or take a look at our Late Fall Mantel….
Late Fall Mantel with vintage paddle and mason jars at thehappyhousie
And I finally even shared how we created our Faux Mantel  
out of an old ugly china hutch from a second hand store….
DIY Faux Mantel Cabinet made from old hutch before and after
Thank you Tanya for having me here today…it is always so much fun 
to connect with the readers of Twelve O Eight! Thanks for reading.
And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. 
Enjoy the journey.
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I absolutely LOVE typography, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with 
us Krista!!

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  1. WOW, Tanya- Krista is really talented and is the perfect guest featured crafter to feature!

    So glad to have "met" her, thanks!

  2. I've got to try this! How fun. 🙂

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