It's always smart to buy kitchen supplies or ingredients like olive oil in bulk, but the giant jugs are a little unruly to pour and a little unsightly to keep on the counter. This project is a cheap, easy, eco- and budget-friendly way to solve all those problems. The bottles can also be used to store dish-detergent, vinegar, beverages, and other condiments. You can etch anything on them, words like I did, or pictures to match your decor, it's all up to you.
- Clean, empty wine bottles with the labels removed
- Contact Paper
- Xacto Knife
- Glass Etching Paste (most arts/crafts and hobby shops carry this)
- Cheap, plastic paintbrushes like the kind little kids would use
- Pouring tops (you can get these cheaply at a kitchen supply store) OR corks
- Trace or draw your image on the contact paper.
- Peel off backing and stick on bottle where you want it to be positioned
- Cut out the letters using the blade, being careful not to cut yourself.
- Remove the unwanted pieces.
- Apply etching paste according to directions (Hint: to achieve even, opaque etching I had to reapply the paste on mine every 5 minutes and leave it on for 20 minutes, which is much longer than recommended on the package. You may have to experiment on some junk glass first to get the correct timing.)
- Clean off glass according to etching paste instructions.
- Peel off contact paper and wash and dry thoroughly.
- Fill with liquid and put on pouring top.
|vinegar, olio, and l'acqua|
ALSO: Check out my friend Sarah's blog at Simply Step Back to see her glass etching project!