Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An Etched Valentine's Day Candle Holder

Have you ever used etching cream before?

Well, just an FYI, it's kind of awesome! 

I used it the other night for the first time, and let me tell you what, we became fast friends. :o)

See, I found these the other day at Tai Pan Trading for about $5.00 each.

I just figured that I would put some candles in them and call it good, but they just looked too plain. 

Then I remember an etched glass Tutorial I saw over at I AM Momma Hear Me Roar

So, I went out and bought some etching cream and some removable contact paper...

and started etching. :o) 

I found the word Love in fancy writing, and used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut it out. 

I applied the contact paper to one of my candle holders. 

Then applied the etching cream...

let it sit, washed it off, and peeled away the contact paper...and that was it!


Instant Etched Glass!

I think it turned out pretty cute! However, there were a few spots that didn't etch very well. I think that next time I either need to add more cream (it says to apply it generously) or leave it on just a little bit longer.

Now just add a candle and you're all set!

I only ended up using one of the candle holders, so I think I am going to save the other one for another holiday...maybe a Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day...or maybe even something for Easter... :o)  


Happy Wednesday!


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Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

woah... I've never heard of etching cream!!! must try! thanks for inspiring--- i think it came out awesome :)
and thanks for linking up another goody!
happy valentine's,

Kami@KamiandN8dogg said...

Thanks Lauren! It really is amazing stuff! Definitely a must try! :o)