Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Crafts #4: Initialed Glass Ornaments

Craft #4: Initialed Glass Ornaments

Materials needed:

1. Clear glass ball ornaments
2. Etching cream
3. Stencil

My clear ornament before I did anything to it.

I don't have my Silhouette yet, and I didn't want to spend $12 on the letter stencils that Armour Etch sold for glass etching (I didn't care for the font anyways!), so I just bought some regular paint stencils.
I traced my letter onto a blank Avery sticker label with pencil, then used my craft knife and mat to trace out my letter.

Once I had it traced, I just peeled my sticker off and adhered it to my ornament. Since it's not a flat surface I had to use tape for the edges as well...even though it's a sticker. I think I did pretty good tracing that letter out :) ...if I do say so myself!

After you're satisfied with your initial sticker, follow the directions on the Armour etching cream bottle. Just apply it generously with a brush to the area you want to etch (inside the initial), wait about 5 minutes, then peel off the sticker carefully and rinse off the etching cream.

For some reason, my letter didn't turn out as 100% perfect as I would have liked, so I took my red sharpie marker and traced around the initial. I like it :)
And I think I'll use my red ribbon to hang the ornament from my tree!

Here is another letter I did....

(This photo shows the stencil with the etching cream)

...and my finished product. I didn't trace the edges of this letter.

This project would be really great for flat glass ornaments. I can't wait to get my Silhouette so I don't have to manually cut out each letter or design...but this just goes to show that it can be done! Hope you enjoy!!


Cheryl's Crafty Jewelry said...

Very nice! But tell me, when do you SLEEP? Ha-ha...

Karen said...

Those are adorable! I love your blog. such great ideas!

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

That is such a great craft!

I just found your blog through the Weekend Blog Hop! Have a great weekend.

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