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You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.  ~Colette

(I accidentally created this post on the wrong blog. Serves me right for blogging while tired and for having two blogs with such similar names. This post really belongs at One Blonde Girl. Read if you want, but please be warned, it involves crafting.)

There were a few things I learned yesterday while revisiting the joys of glass etching:
  1. Masking tape is a suitable substitute for proper glass etching stencils
  2. Warning labels on glass etching cream are not, in fact, a suggestion, they are a requirement (read: Wear plastic gloves and protective eyewear)
  3. Michaels should sell plastic/protective gloves at their stores (see above) and if they already do, said gloves should be located next to all toxic, corrosive or skin burning products (I'm just saying).
  4. They now make reusable stencils for glass etching, which is AWESOME because one, they're reusable, duh, and two, they're cheaper than the one-time use stencils, go figure ($7.65 vs. $10.95)
  5. One should not attempt to etch large areas of glass. The results are ugly (yeah, I know it says that on the instructions. You read #2, right?)
  6. Glass etching is addicting
Okay, I'm not going to bore you with a step-by-step guide on how to etch glass (I just don't have the patience to sit here and do it). I will, however, provide you with a link to the instructions for the product, Amour Etch Cream, that I used. In lieu of a step-by-step guide, I'll be giving you a picture show of the process I went through. I think it's pretty much self-explanatory (I think). I call this first project, Pretty in a Bottle (which would make sense if I actually had a flower to put in these. Use you imagination). Enjoy!

And that was the excitement of the first glass etching project of the day (I will not be showing you the results of the second glass etching project of the day. See #5 for an explanation.). I did do one more beer bottle etch. I don't have pics from the process, but here's a pic of the end result...


As promised, I found that link that inspired one of my crafty projects yesterday. Consider it your teaser for what's to come. The Gilded Garbage Project.


  1. Thanks for the info! Going to plattsburgh this week and need to make a Michaels stop...etching supplies here I come!

  2. Good luck! Sometimes, as much as I hate to admit it, I miss Plattsburgh. (please don't tell anyone I said that. I spent years trying to get out of that place)