On Sunday Shawna and I decided to try our hand at upcycling wine bottles. There are so many different ways you can transform the bottles that we were a little overwhelmed at first. To help us decide what to do, we used one bottle as a guinea pig. We stamped, embossed, sharpied, puffy painted, etched, and taped it to try out different techniques until we found what we were looking for.
I decided to experiment with glass etching on my bottle. It was a little scary because the etching cream is toxic and I didn’t have any gloves or protective glasses. Thankfully, I made it through without injury! The process itself was simple- I put stickers in place and then liberally covered the area I wanted etched with the Armour Etch. I left the cream on for about 7 minutes to get a nice deep etch, then rinsed it off and voila- the glass is permanently etched! It was suprisingly easy and I love the effect- expect to see some more etching on the blog in the very near future!
Shawna made an adorable Save the Date bottle and I went with a classic “Cheers”! Thanks for the idea and fun project Shawna!
love and candy,