How To Etch Glass & A Fun Frugal Gift (The Friday Fluff Up)

How to etch glass

I know I say it every week, but *this* just might be my favorite Friday Fluff Up project. 🙂 I'm scooting out to go with some friends to enjoy Under the Christmas Tree (a Christmas tradition for folks in the North Alabama area), so I'm hoping the pictures will do most of the job showing what I did . . .

Here's what you'll need:

  • glass jar (find them at Walmart or on Amazon)
  • Etching cream (this was a little pricey, but one bottle will last you forever)
  • something to “stencil” your letters ~ I use a Silhouette Cameo or  Cricut cutter and cut out the letters with vellum, but you could easily pick up any stickers at Michaels or Hobby Lobby and then just cut out the outside ~ it literally would cost just a few dollars!)
  • sponge brush
Cut around your letters to make a stencil for the etching cream
Paint the inside of your stencil – let dry. (I was worried that one coat wasn't enough, but I think it was fine!)
Wait to peel off the stickers – I did have a little etching cream around the edges of my words but was able to rub that off.
I'm planning to give this to one of my sister-in-law whose birthday is right at Thanksgiving. She's a physician, and runs at a crazy schedule, so I'm including my favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies (they're the best), as well as all the ingredients she'll needs besides eggs to make them. (She doesn't check PPP all that often, so hopefully she won't see this gift ~ if you know her help me keep the secret!) 😉
Her kids will be coming home from college for Christmas, and I thought this way she'd have everything she needed to bake cookies right at home! Here's what I'm including . . . (great to stock up on these items while they're on sale for the next 8 weeks!)

I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)


This post is linked to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty ThursdayThrifty Thursday. See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!


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  1. Tina Applegate says

    Laurie this is an awesome idea ! I just love it you did a great job on the jar ! Looks great !

  2. Love this.

  3. I love this idea. I was wondering about how the etching washes. Will it come off easily in warm soapy water?

  4. Love this, what is the font you used?

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