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How To Etch Glass With Cricut

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Learning how to etch glass with Cricut opens up so many more crafting opportunities. Once you learn how to etch glass with Cricut you will be able to create etched designs on any household glassware.

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One of my favorite things to get at the dollar tree is things with a glass surface for me to use for glass etching projects. They have a wide variety of wine glasses that are perfect for Cricut glass etching.

In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to make your own stencil, and how to etch glass with Cricut and armour etching cream.

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How To Etch Glass With Cricut

You will need a few things for this project, lots of which you can find at your local dollar stores. Etched glass is a fun way to spruce up glass and they make great gifts.

The best part about this is it is such an easy project and the end result is dishwasher-safe glasses that have custom etching on the outside of the glass.

Check out the DIY Mug Idea Using Infusible Ink Markers, Making SVG Files on Inkscape, and some other Cricut Projects for more fun crafts to take on!

Etching with the help of your Cricut is the easy way to add your own design to any glass, you can even etch on pyrex glass! These make a great custom gift!

etched glass Dallas cowboys subway tile

Can I Use Permanent Vinyl To Etch Glass?

You can use permanent vinyl for chemical etching but you should remember that it does have a stronger bond than removable vinyl. You also don’t want to use Cricut stencil vinyl, it doesn’t stick well enough. Removable is really the best vinyl for this project.

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How To Etch Glass With Cricut

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Have you been meaning to learn how to etch glass with cricut? This step by step tutorial will turn you to a glass etching pro in no time!

Materials

  • Armour Etch Cream
  • Glass (I used these Subway Tiles)
  • Stencil Brush
  • Removable Adhesive Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Painters Tape or Masking Tape (optional this is just to tape the glass around the edge of the stencil)
  • Paper Towel
  • Isopropyl Alcohol to clean the surface of the glass
  • Cricut Machine
  • Standard Cutting Mat
  • Protective Gloves

Tools

Instructions

  1. Once you have measured, resized, and cut the design, weed in reverse, leaving the voided areas behind. weeding in reverse, leaving the voided areas behind
  2. Using the transfer tape, transfer the design to your glass. (pro tip if you are using a curved surface, cut slits and overlap the vinyl in those areas. transfer the design to your glass
  3. Use a scraper to transfer the design. using scraper to transfer
  4. Apply a thick layer of etching cream. thick layer of etching cream on glass
  5. Allow to sit and work for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water making sure there is no cream left behind. Dry with paper towel and remove the vinyl from the glass.
  6. Optionally cut and place an overlay of vinyl on the glass. finished cricut etched glass

Wendy

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Love how you made the Cowboys subway tile, with Dallas etched behind it. I’m going to give that a try!

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