Etched Glass Storage Jars

Etched Glass Storage Jars

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2009


  • Glass storage jars

  • Painter's tape

  • Vinyl stick-on letters

  • Decorative tape

  • Etching cream


  1. Clean and dry the glass. Using painter's tape, mark off the area you want to etch. Attach vinyl stick-on letters and decorative tape; press hard to ensure they are attached firmly.

  2. Cover work surfaces (be sure to work in a well-ventilated area). Put on protective gloves and an old shirt with long sleeves. Paint an even layer of etching cream onto glass. Let stand for amount of time indicated by manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Rinse with warm water in a stainless steel sink. (Avoid porcelain sinks; the cream damages glazed surfaces.) Remove letters and tape.


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