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Etched Vanilla Jar

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Etched vanilla jar
Who wouldn't love to get a beautiful etched jar full of homemade vanilla as a gift? I love vanilla and I love to make my own. I also love to give it as a gift - so presentation is important. etchall™ reusable etching creme makes it super easy to turn a plain glass jar into something wonderful to give to a special someone.

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etchall® makes a wide variety of products to work with. For this project I used
So let's get started!

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut the etchmask™ sheet. It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a box round the word that is about the same size as the side of the bottle where I wanted to etch. Because I am going to use transfer paper to place to mask, I won't be able to see the cut for placement. I use a black marker to outline to cut so I will be able to see it. Once this is done I cut the excess etchmask™ away.

Cut a piece of etchmask™ Transfer Sheet and place it over the mask. Use the squeegee tool to smooth it down. Cut the excess away.

Peel the backing from the etchmask™ and apply it to the surface to be etched. Use the squeegee tool to make sure it is adhered securely. Remove the transfer sheet from the top and remove the letters using the Swivel Knife or Detail Pick.  Insert the point of the knife into the center of a letter, rather than at the edge; this will keep the edges from the distorted. Apply masking tape around the edges to keep from accidently getting etching creme where you don't want it!

Apply a thick coat of etching creme and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. My supply looks a little like chocolate pudding because it was shipped in the heat of summer - it still works just fine!  After 15 minutes, scrape the creme back into the jar and rinse the area with cold running water taking care not to get it on the bottle.

Once the glass is etched you can apply color using paint or other methods. I like Rub 'n Buff, it is quick and easy! I prefer to leave the mask in place when I apply it - it's just less messy this way in my opinion. Apply the Rub 'n Buff with a soft cloth, and then buff away the excess. Remove the mask and tape.

Fill with vanilla add a ribbon, add to a basket with some baking goodies and you have the perfect gift!


  1. love the color combination, beautiful

  2. That is so cool! I love the idea of using Rub n Buff. It really makes the lettering stand out.

  3. Love this! I had forgotten about Rub n Buff. I used to use it back in the day! Time to get some more!

  4. Looks wonderful and bet it tastes fabulous too!

  5. Love it! Why haven't I thought of leaving the stencil on when you rub on the rub n buff?!

  6. I love how you combined the Etchall surface with the Rub n Buff. Great job!

  7. My favorite kind of project - pretty and useful! So smart to add the color BEFORE you removed the stencil! (But this is not your first rodeo, is it? :) )