Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Guest Post Staci from Lizards & Ladybugs




Please welcome Staci from Lizards & Ladybugs!





Hey y'all! I'm Staci from Lizard & Ladybug.  
Come over to my blog and say 'hey'.  
I know you're here for the crafts..so let's get to it!

I was so honored when Heather from Me Making Do 
asked if I wanted to participate in her 
A Crafty Creative Christmas.  
Of course I said yes!!  

Here is my super easy project - literally took me ~15 mins.  
Here is what I started with:
Armour Etch, contact paper and an empty (clean) salsa jar.

 I used the contact paper to cut out a stencil.  Then I stuck it to my jar.  
I chose a simple tree and added a small heart in the middle.  
Obviously, you can use any stencil (more detailed or not) you choose.  
Just make sure that all the edges are secure against the jar.  
The cream will etch whatever it touches.  
Glop on the cream and wait 5 mins.




After you rinse off all of the cream, remove the contact paper and clean the glass with glass cleaner (I use a mix of water & vinegar)...you have this


sorry for the glare..it's hard to take a picture of glass :)


Add some festive ribbon and you've got a cute gift jar, candy jar, candle jar.
You get the idea.

{if you wanted a 'closed' jar..spray paint the lid - it's that simple!}




Fancy ribbons, twine, raffia or nothing at all.  
It's such an easy craft to dress up or dress down. 

 Start saving your jars now, once you etch..you'll be hooked!


Thanks again Heather for having me this week. 








5 comments:

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I have never done etching before but I have always wanted to! I had no idea it was so easy. I can't wait to give it a try!

April said...

I had no idea it was this easy either!!

Kelli said...

How simple that is! WOW! I had no idea. Very cute, too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So cute! I bought what I thought was etching cream last year...it was some kind of paint that was supposed to look like it etched stuff. I need to find the kind you use!

Wendy said...

wow, this is brilliant, I have to get me some of that stuff! Thanks!

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