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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas With the Cricut - Home Decor Project

This is my Tuesday Project for Christmas With the Cricut...I can't wait to see the other projects... especially Susan's...I know that she is really excited so be sure and check hers out... I really love doing the glass etching...its really quick... and dresses up an in-expensive item and makes it really special!... hope you like my Home Decor Project... thank you so much for looking!... Hugs, Jeannie
Etched Votive Cup
In First Picture.
2 pieces of 8 1/x x 11 white card stock
1 Zyron Machine
1 Stylus
1 votive cut bought at Hobby Lobby
In Second Picture
Etching Cream
Foam Brush
Not Pictured
Winter Woodland Cartridge
I cut 4 sets of trees from the Winter Woodland Cartridge w 2 ½ x h 2 ½ inches.
I trimmed around these at ½ inches out from each side...making the square 3 inches x 3 inches (pictured).
I ran each square through my Zyron (pictured).
I used the stylus to trace around the inside of the image and the outside of the square... and then I ran the side of the stylus across the whole image several times... this was to insure that all the sticky stuck good to the paper.
I then pealed away the Zyron papers... attached to my votive cup... and added the Etching Cream (pictured).. Let that set for 5 minutes...or by the instructions of your brand of Etching Cream... rinse off well with warm water ... this will ruin the paper but not the glass... and that is ok.
Clean your glass... (better than I did).


Ladybug Diva said...

I love your home decor Jeannie! You are SOOO right... glass etching is the best and oh so easy! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!!

Christmas With The Cricut

Shirley said...


Home Decor is beautiful....great simple gift idea!!

Thank you

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! A new and cheaper way to etch! I have plenty of extra paper! thanks for the tips!

Christina said...

Very elegant. Nice work, I love to etch.

Maria said...

Very elegant! Beautiful work!

Marlene W said...

Another reason I HAVE to get etching
thanks for sharing.
I love all your cards and you have a beautiful family :)

melanie said...

So beautiful!!!

Brens Designs said...

Beautiful and you make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa said...

I never thought to use my Xyron for etching. What a great idea! Your votive cup turned out so pretty. Thanks for sharing your talent.

alwayscharlie said...

I have got to try this! It looks like so much fun and the results look terrific!!

love2create said...

I also love glass etching and have done so much more since I bought my cricut. Wonderful gift idea!


Susan said...

WOW Jeannie. I have not "etched" yet, but you make it look so easy that I am very tempted.

Your project is so elegant and pretty.... You are SOOOOO talented! I feel very lucky to share this Guest Designer week with you!!

xx Susan

Emily S said...


TERIBERI said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Just tried glass etching myself and now I am HOOKED!!!!! I absolutely LOVE the votive holder!!! YOU ROCK!! Hugs, T

pcrusberg said...

Oh Jeannie, what a great project! I actually bought the etching cream but have been too afraid to do it! Was it hard to get the paper off of your votive after you etched? Thanks, Pam

Susan said...

Glass etching IS easy ~ and you have given such complete and easy to understand directions! Your work is fabulous! Looks like a Christmas gift to me! Thanks for sharing!

LilGreenBug said...

So pretty!!! Love the trees!!! Great share!!! You've done it again!!!

billie said...

really neat.

4kids4 said...

OK, Jeannie, you've convinced me...I'm going to give glass etching a try. I have a SIL that would love this. TFS!


Margie said...

Jeannie, that is so pretty! Looks like I'll have to go buy me some Armour Etch!

Jessica said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

Neat to see something different from you. Don't get me wrong, I love your usual type of projects this is just out of the box for when I think of you. Lovely project- thank for the idea of using paper instead of vinyl! I had never etched yet because I didn't want to waste vinyl! maybe I'll have to do something now that I have a different way of doing it.

janst said...

Hi Jeannie,
Just love your home decor project... You make it sound so easy to do.
Thank you for sharing

lavendarrose29 said...

these will definately be copied. They look great

Ladybug said...

You make glass etching look soooo easy to do! And, your tip of using a Xyron is really neat. Love your project! TFS! :-)

Sharon said...

This is wonderful! I guess I always thought you had to use vinyl to do etching. So happy to know you don't! I will be trying some of these before to long. Just have to get me some etching cream!LOL I love your candle holder. Great for the holidays! :)

dianne said...

Beautiful. I have etching cream, and xyron machine(never would have thought of that). This is all the push I need to get started. Thanks Dianne

okie_ladybug said...

Fabulous Jeannie! I think I might have to make some of these!

Ryansmaama said...

Love the candle holder. Have never tried etching, but will now that I know I don't have to use vinyl.--Ryansmaama

Dayna said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Pat H said...

ptech said ...I have always used contact paper from the Dollar Store for etching never thought of the paper. Great idea--I love the way it looked. Did one with fall leaves that turned out really neat--hope you gals will be around in the new year too...I have seen some great ideas and all of your videos are FANTASTIC for us want-a-be talents

chignon said...

Beautiful, I just love glass etching projects! TFS

Shannon said...

I just started doing some etching and love this design. Thanks for the idea's.

grandma vicki said...

Love the votives. I am going to HL to get etching cream today...
Thanks for shring. Vicki

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