Post 21 of 21 in the series, "Why I Haven't Blogged in Over Six Months." Yes folks, the series finale!
When my niece was still eating baby food from jars a few months ago, I started collecting and hoarding the empties. I just knew they could serve some sort of amazing crafting purpose. I had been wanting to try glass etching for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. As if I needed to dabble in anything else...
I was amazed at how easy it is to work with glass etching cream. The hard/fun part is coming up with designs that will work. (I also found it difficult to photograph these so that you could see what is on them- any tips?) I made the pattern on the first one (seen below) by using skinny florist tape to mask off the design. On the second one I used some cheap, star shaped, scrapbooking stickers. For the others, I made my own stencils/stickers by punching shapes in Contact paper with decorative punches- the kind you use for scrapbooking and other paper crafts. Not all of the punches work well with the Contact paper but I managed to find a few that did.
Someday, when I have space in my home for yet another craft and all its necessary tools and toys, I would love to try filling these with my own soy or beeswax candles.