Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Etched Jar Candles

Last week I showed you how Martha Stewart Crafts is helping me get ready for Christmas with my Surprise Candy Dish.  There were so many other fun products in the box though that I had to keep crafting...and that means that you get a bonus tutorial this week!



Here's what you need to make your own Etched Jar Candles:


-Jar Candles (You can make your own but I have loads of these large candles from Michaels so I grabbed a couple from my stash)
-Martha Stewart Glass Etching kit
-Martha Stewart Adhesive stencils
-embellishements and ribbon
-not shown: scissors and pop dots or other adhesive

Steps:
1) Remove the label from your candle.  I was surprised at how easily this one came off.


2) Place your adhesive stencils onto your glass jar.  I love that these are reusable and can be adjusted in case you want to move things around.


3) Using the brush in the Etching kit, just glob on the etching cream nice and thick.  Make sure to cover all the areas that you want to show up as etched.


4) Let the etching cream sit for about 15 minutes or so and then just run it under a tap and wipe it all off.  At first you'll think nothing happened, but remove your stencil and voila!

I like how detailed the stencils are~
5) This is a very subtle effect on these candles so I added some ribbon and little poinsettia embellishments.


I even grabbed a couple of mini candles and did them too!


These would make nice hostess gifts or little game prizes.  They look like you spent ages making them but really they take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

You can get the entire Martha Stewart Craft line at Michaels or in Plaid's online store.  With so many choices in craft and glass paint and the new decoupage line your sure to find everything you need for your handmade Christmas needs.

For etching and decoupage ideas from other bloggers check out these projects:
And for even more inspiration, visit Martha Stewart's Pinterest Board!  You can also find more ideas on the Plaid Facebook page or sign up for their newsletter HERE.

*This is a sponsored post written for Blueprint Social for Martha Stewart Crafts.  No compensation was received other than the products shown and all opinions are my own.

4 comments:

Amy Anderson said...

So pretty ! This is such a great gift idea!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I have been meaning to try etching cream. You made the process look easy!

stacymolter said...

I love these as a gift idea! I didn't realize the etching cream was so easy to use! I can't wait to try it with my handmade gifts this year.

Carissa Bonham said...

I love etching glass. What a fun gift idea!

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