I found these spice jars while I was thrift store shopping the other day. I fell in love with the little wooden lids, PLUS they were only 99 cents each. My Mother accidentally broke my antique pepper shaker that I had and so I decided to turn these spice jars into my everyday salt and pepper shakers. I had some etching cream and settled on putting the classic “s” and “p” on them. Here is my tutorial on how to etch glass.
- Etching Cream
- Adhesive stencils
- Paint brush
Glass etching is probably one of the easiest and quickest craft projects to complete. I think it took me less than ten minutes to do this project.
Here are the spice jars I got. I have never (or don’t recall) seeing any like this before. I put them in the washing machine to make sure they were clean.
I used Martha Stewart’s adhesive letter stencils which make this project SUPER easy. As you can tell by this photo I used them often. Make sure your glass is completely dry.
Once your stencil is in place, apply an ample amount of etching cream onto your surface. Wait 1-3 minutes and rinse the etching cream off under cold water. Remove the stencil.
Voila! It works in literally minutes.
I poured in my salt and pepper and these spice jars still had the rubber shaker lids with holes. These would make a fun gift or you can be greedy like me and keep them all for yourself!
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