Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I've been etching to do this...

some Faux etching...

I spotted this Fleurs vase at Ballards and thought I could do the same using
clear Contact Paper and my Cricut

{this does say 'Fleurs' you can't see the S}

Contact Paper does have an etched glass product,
however, it has a diamond pattern
 I think the clear looks more like etching

 this was a lot easier than using the etching process ~
and if I change my mind,
 I'll peel it off and put something else on!

 If you don't have a Cricut - find a friend who has one!

it's so easy to personalize something

you can hand wash these
and the Contact Paper doesn't come off

Update here!  Sorry, I thought everyone knew about the
Cricut Expression machine!  They make good Xmas or Bday presents
when you drop hints to your hubby!


  1. I never thought of using clear contact paper, this is a great idea!

  2. What an awesome idea Marcy....I love the personal touch it brings.

  3. Hi Marcy,
    These are spectacular!!! I don't understand how the designs white with contact paper...Would it be possible to tell me? I'd love it if you could because I would like to make these for gifts.
    Thanks so much!
    You're unbelievable!
    Cindy Adkins

  4. Those are gorgeous!

  5. I too have been "etching" to do some etching, but I get so scared. I can imagine so many ways I could mess this up. Do you have a tutorial?

  6. Pretty! I would have never thought to use contact paper. Thanks for stopping by. Don't you just love HL. :)

  7. Wow! That is amazing, and like Glenda I never would have thought of using contact paper. Now, a cricut? I am not sure what that is!

  8. I keep seeing more and more really neat things to make with a Cricut. Might have to get me one now.

    That "etching" is a great idea and I love that it's not permanent. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Very pretty and elegant! Put these on my list of projects when I get a Cricut. Soon, very soon, I hope!

  10. These are gorgeous!! You're making me really, really want a cricut!

  11. They look wonderful, and so easy too! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  12. Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

    Your etching is fetching!

  13. That is such a good idea!!! Hmmmm I do have a birthday coming up??? A Cricut maybe?? I'll have to put that on my list!! Thanks for the inspiration :))
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

  14. Very cool!

    Especially love the bee.....

  15. It looks great!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

  16. Oh my goodness--I JUST got the message you left me! I don't know why I didn't receive a notice that it arrived...thank you SOOO much for the instruction--you are a doll!
    I have a new blogspot--It's called
    Whimsical Musings.
    The address is:

    I hope you'll come by because I've got some cute drawings
    and you're welcome to put your name in!

  17. Wow these are beautiful... I just have a question.. I'm scared to do things like these to give away because I'm afraid the design will peel off when they wash it, so I got a clear matte sealer spray and sprayed it (it was a plastic little container) I thought I could use the sealer on something like these (glass vases) but I just don't think it would look good on the glass once I spray it... So what do you do then? Don't spray it and warn people bot to get the glass wet or what???? Lol
    Another question is where do you get that clear contact paper from ? And what is the nAme or brand?
    Thank you sooooo much!!!!
    Yeli C.