With Mother’s Day coming up, sometimes it’s hard to know what to get that lovely lady! So I’m etching a glass vase for my mom and mother in law this year, putting some fresh flowers in for their special day. (Mom, act surprised when you get one of these!!)

Etching Glass

Supplies for Etched Flower Vase:

  • Etching cream (Armour Etch from local craft store)
  • sponge brush, watercolor brush
  • glass vase
  • optional: contact paper – found in the kitchen section (aka “shelf liner”)

Etching Glass Supplies

I chose to etch these glass vases by hand, but you can also use contact paper, as I’ve done before with a Cake Pan and a Pie Plate, to make an image or even cut vinyl. Vinyl and contact paper give it more clean lines, but I was in the mood for free form decorating this time. But be careful, as what ever your etching cream touches, gets etched!

Etching Glass CreamRead the instructions on the bottle. It’s pretty much: clean glass, dip brush in cream, paint glass, leave on for 6-8 minutes, wash off, and dry glass. The more you put on and the longer you leave it, the deeper the etched look. These are now ready to add flowers, a ribbon, and a card for Mom!

Etched Flower Vase

What presents have been a hit on Mother’s Day at your house? I’m always on the look out for more ideas.