Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Craft - etched glass bowls

My mom and I are still crafting, we aren't as busy as last winter, but we still get together on a semi regular basis to work on our next craft. One of the crafts that we just finished are our new etched glass bowls. We saw this idea is the new Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Crafts book (which is a great book, if you love crafting). First, we purchased etching cream at our local craft store along with contact paper. Then we each purchased six plain glass bowls from Ikea. Lastly, we each thought of an idea and started making stencils from the contact paper. Once the stencils were laid on the bowls, we applied the etching cream (kind of like a think paint) and let sit for five minutes. Whalla! Etched glass bowls!

I decided to etch robots on my bowls because only days before we started this craft I found out I was having a baby boy. What baby boy doesn't want a set of robot bowls?


  1. They turned out so cute! I love them. Does the etch scrape off at all or does it stick pretty well?


  2. The etching is not able to scrape off, the glass is actually eaten away where the cream was! Real etched glass! The etching cream must be like acid or something, but didn't seem to hurt my hands.

    Bowls have been through the dishwasher twice and even look better!


  3. THese are so cute, and funky and modern! I love it!

  4. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Macy's has a rug with the same kind of robots on it ... go online and have a look.


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