Monday, February 21, 2011

Personalized Treat Jar

The first time I used etching cream I fell in love. I started etching everything, as I can get a little obsessive enthusiastic about stuff. I etched pie plates, loaf pans, casserole dishes etc...
I took a break and now I'm back etching again. I thought Molly, MsNotSoPottyTrained, needed a personalized jar for her dog treats.

What you need:
  • a glass jar
  • alphabet stickers
  • etching cream (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • tape (I used 2" packing tape)

What you do:
Make sure the jar is clean and dry.
Attach stickers to the glass spelling out whatever word or name you'd like. Press the stickers down well.

Using the tape make a frame around your word or name. Press the tape down well.

Etching cream needs to be shaken a lot before use. So shake that baby! Then brush the cream on the area that you wish to etch. Be generous, if it is applied too thin your pattern could look uneven or streaked!

Let the etching cream do it's etching magic for about 5 minutes.

Wash the etching cream completely off with lots of running water.

Remove all of the stickers and tape from jar.

Fill with a treat!

Enjoy!

May I please have another?

PS- Etching cream is an acid and will etch whatever it touches. Protect your working area and yourself!
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20 comments:

  1. How cute and sweet!! Visiting from Tip Junkie. I've never used etching cream before; may have to give it a try. :)shaunna

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  2. Cute!! What a fun idea and great tutorial. thank you so much for link up so we can all see it. {{high fives}}

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  3. I just started etching glass recently, Jenny. I love it, too! Thanks for the additional information.

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  4. I have got to try that etching cream! You've made it look so easy.

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  5. My dogs sure would love if I had one of these for them. Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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  6. What a fabulous tutorial - thanks! I'm sure Doggy thanks you too! My poor 'puppy' (he's 95 lbs!) gets his treats straight outta the box, lol!

    Stopping by from Get Your Craft On!

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  7. I have some etching cream that came with my cricut but i have yet to try it out. You made it look so easy!

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  8. she is so cute...
    Don't forget to add this project in our linking party where every Wednesday we showcase projects for our readers to discover.
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/colours-of-spring-be-inspired-linking.html
    Thank you,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  9. I have some etching cream which I haven't tried yet. This is a fab idea I might make my little girl one tina x http://scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

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  10. I saw you on tip junkie... Great idea, I always look at that stuff at the craft store!!

    http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com/

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  11. Cute! I totally need one of these...but I am already potty trained so the treats will have to be for some other thing. ;)

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  12. Putting etching cream on this week's supply list. Thanks so much!!! :-)

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  13. These are adorable, and definitely needed around our house! :) Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna @ shadytreediary.blogspot.com

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  14. Love that the sweet baby dog got a treat jar:)
    Nice work with the etching cream!
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  15. What a cute idea! I still want to try my hand with glass etching cream...! :D

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  16. This is so cute! I've gotta try etching.....Thanks so much for linking this up with my Show and Share linky party! I featured your project, come check it out and grab a bragging rights button.

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  17. Great tutorial and great project! I too LOVE this stuff, it's just way to much fun in a bottle.Thanks for linking-
    Wendy

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