Fall always makes me want to clean the house top to bottom. I came across some old vases and jars that definitely need to be up-cycled into something crafty. You can do this with any of your old vases to create something new. Looking for holiday gifts for the office employees or wedding favors for your grandparents? Create a personalized gift they’ll think you had custom made! This look is easy to do on a budget and great for wedding gifts.
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All of these etched glass projects can be achieved with only 5 items:
Glass Vases, frames, wine bottles or Centerpiece Vases
Frosting Spray, available at your local craft store or hardware store
Painters Tape, Masking tape
Decals, Graphics, Phrases, Name Place Card Decals
Make sure that your surface has been cleaned and dried thoroughly before taping off your area to frost. Then apply your decal or painters tape to the area that you wish to stay clean. Press securely on the borders so that spray can’t seep under the tape. Holding the spray 6 inches away from your project, spray one coat at a time to create the desired opaque look. Once the paint is dry (according to time estimates on the can) peel the tape slowly.
This look is great for creating personalized place card frames. Using decal paper from your local craft store print up your guests names on a piece of sticky paper. Then, using an X-acto knife cut out their names to create a stencil. Place the stencil directly on the glass (removed from frame) and spray according to the previous instructions. These Baroque Frames would be the perfect simple modern frame for a classic cursive font. If you’re feeling especially creative, try using a Fleur De Lis graphic under their name for a uniform look between all the place cards.
Creating the perfect gift with a spray etch decal is another unique idea. A sweet phrase printed on sticky paper or a pre-made decal from the craft store can be cut and placed on to the glass. Then spray the etched glass frost to create a romantic overlay for a personalized gift for special wedding guests. The same look can be used on Vases for centerpiece table numbers or Centerpiece Mirrors for under flower arrangements. Whatever theme or decor you’re planning on using for your wedding, you can create a personalized look that will make your decor look more glamorous.