I’ve been saving up some wine bottles for some time. I’ve also been wanting to do some glass etching for some time.
So here are my decorated etched wine bottles.
Here is what I started with. I had brown, green and clear. For this project I chose three clear ones. Remove labels, and thoroughly wash bottles inside and out. (You might want to do this a few days ahead of time, as mine took 3 days to completely dry inside.)
I bought etching cream (which was.. uhh..slightly expensive) so to compensate for that, instead of buying vinyl, I bought cheap dollar store adhesive vinyl shelf paper and used that for my stencil.
Peel off backing and apply to your bottle, leaving no air gaps or bubbles around your letters. Make sure your vinyl is sealed. Apply etching cream over the cut outs, ensuring that none of the cream gets anywhere else on the bottle.. etching is permanent. Leave it for 5-8 minutes. Keep your eye on it so that it doesn’t drip or run. Oh, and don’t get any on your arm, it burns. (yes, I know that first hand.)
My Christmas bottles will be decorated with the words
EAT DRINK & BE MERRY
I’m telling you this now, because 96 pictures later I still couldn’t get a good picture of the etching. In person, they look beautiful, but the pictures don’t seem to show it off.
Decorate with beautiful Christmas scrapbooking paper and some ribbon. I found some paper that had some Christmas labels and sayings. I cut those out and applied them over the patterned paper. All paper was applied with Modge Podge .
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