DIY: Etched Glassware in less than 10 steps!

Christmas is right around the corner (and as you may have already noticed I can’t wait) and we have been busy getting our craft on! This weekend we kept busy with a few different projects, most I can’t mention to avoid ruining the surprise for those on the receiving end, but once the kidlets went down I thought I would play around with some etching…. So here find my tips and tricks for etching glassware!


  • Choice of Glassware (wine glasses, tumblers, or my choice tonight was a large dessert bowl)
  • Etching Creme (my choice brand: Martha Stewart from Micheals)
  • Green Painters Tape
  • Standard Vinyl (this is where I use up my scraps!)
  • Silhouette Cameo (or similar cutting machine, or hand cut if you are feeling adventurous 😉 )

Now maybe you noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that I did not have transfer paper for the vinyl listed above? That was no error, painters tape = awesome (and cheaper) alternative to transfer paper for small projects! Skeptical? I was too… but I kept seeing it mentioned here and there and had to try it… and it is awesome!! But back on track, here’s the step-by-step…  Continue reading “DIY: Etched Glassware in less than 10 steps!”