Recently I was invited to be a part of a really neat project. Consumer Crafts asked me to partner with them for their Random Act of Kindness campaign.
The idea is simple: Make a project for $20 (or less) and gift it to someone as a random act of kindness. How awesome is that?!
In true Portland fashion, it has been a stormy November and I was thankful to stay indoors and browse the Consumer Crafts website. They have a wide array of items that range from craft projects, jewelry making and party supplies. On a rainy evening, it was lovely to shop online and easily checkout.
What wasn’t so easy was trying to decide what it was that I wanted to do for this project. There are tons of amazing items to choose from and settling on just one was a challenge. I finally decided that since I’ve been wanting to try out glass etching, this would be the perfect opportunity to do so and make some custom ornaments for a sweet friend.
- Starter Glass Etching Kit: Although Consumer Crafts sells a variety of glass etching supplies, I opted for the beginners kit, which includes: vinyl stencils, etching cream, a sample piece of glass, a brush for application and a stick to adhere vinyl stencil.
- Glass Ornaments: This particular set is flat which I thought would be easier to work with.
- Protective eyewear and gloves: The beginner kit has thorough instructions and I highly recommend that you read through and follow them. After all, you are working with chemicals. Safety first!
1. Create a Design: The kit comes with several vinyl stencils and instructions on how to create your own. However, I opted to play with tape to make different stripe designs.
Now that the ornaments are finished, I seriously can’t wait to share them with an amazing young gal at our church. She works tirelessly with our youth and does it simply because she loves it. I adore her and I’m thrilled to surprise her.
Have you ever etched glass? Do you have a favorite glass etching product or technique to work with? What kind of holiday crafts are you planning this season?
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**Update: Thank you to JoAnn Fabrics for including this idea with their seasonal projects.