Have you always loved the look of etched glass? Ever thought to etch glass yourself from home? It’s really pretty easy to do! When you etch glass pieces yourself  you can personalize your pieces at a fraction of the cost of special order it.

How To Create Etched Glass
Whether  you are looking to personalize bakeware, wine glasses, picture frames or you last name on a mirror, you can do it with this super simple glass etching tutorial. Other than the etching cream, you don’t need any special tools or equipment. This is one of my favorite DIY gift techniques and all of my glass casserole dishes have my last name etched into the outside bottom of them so I never loose a dish at a potluck dinner.

The trick is Armour Etch Cream, 22-Ounce

Quick and Easy Tutorial to Etch Glass with Confidence

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Etch Glass Supplies

Piece of glass to etch
Foam Brush
Armour Etch Cream, 22-Ounce
Tape and/or Stencil Ease Repositionable Stencil Adhesive Spray – 4.4 oz. can
Armour Etch Over N Over Stencil, Full Alphabet or Design to Etch into the Glass – You can use specially made stencils that are sticky on the back or regular stencils

Etch Glass Instructions

Quick and Easy Tutorial to Etch Glass with Confidence

Step 1)  Make sure the glass is clean and dry.

Step 2) Place your lettering or design onto the glass where you’d like for your pattern or lettering to be. If you are using stencils with a sticky back just make sure stencil is smoothly sealed down. If the stencil is not sticky you can spray it with stencil adhesive. I do this with my casserole dishes so you can read our name through the glass from the top! Or tape your stencil down with frog tape. You can also tape designs on the glass with the frog tape for designs.

Step 3) Place a half dollar sized amount of Armour Etch Cream, 22-Ounce onto a paper plate, scrap piece of wood, etc.

Step 4) Using your foam brush dap it into the armour etch and dap into your design that will be etched into the glass. The more Armour Etch that you use the darker your etch will appear. So if you want a light etch do a light coat.

Step 5) Let dry.

Step 6) Remove your stencil and frog tape if used! Stand back and admire your work!

My favorite glass to etch is my casserole dishes I take to pot lucks!

Quick and Easy Tutorial to Etch Glass with Confidence

That was pretty easy, right?!? I’d love to see the projects that you did using this How to Etch Glass tutorial.

Quick and Easy Tutorial to Etch Glass with Confidence

You all inspire me and I LOVE to see the work that you’ve created. Feel free to share with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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