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How To Etch Glass With Cricut

How To Etch Glass With Cricut

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I knew that I could figure this out with my Cricut Machine so I taught myself how to etch glass. My DIY glass etching method looks just as good as any laser etched glass products.

I really enjoy etching glass with and using my Cricut to create stencils to etch the glass. My Cut has been everything I needed it to be, and now its a laser cutting and laser system too.

And by now we all know how magical the Cricut is and the fact that there is so many things you can do with this beautiful machine! 

How To Etch Glass With The Cricut

etched white glass tile with silver and pink accents

Like yesterday I used it to make these cute planner stickers, you can go over and download the free template. 

But before now, did you know that you can do etch glass with it?

Well not exactly with the Cricut, but it is an important part of the overall process.

In this post, you will learn how to etch glass with the Cricut.

You can use any of the machines to do this, from the original machine to the Cricut explore air right down to the Cricut Maker.


Gray glass tile decorated by glass etching with red and white vinyl and a heart

To etch glass with the Cricut you will need a few things:

And you can use painters or masking tape to block off areas that you don’t want the etching cream to touch. 

In the past, I have etched, drinking glasses, wine glasses and a variety of materials. 

You want to start by cleaning the area to be etched with alcohol, well you can do this after you have created your design in Cricut Design Space. 

Once you have your design and clean glass, place the adhesive vinyl on your cutting mat and load it into your Cricut machine to cut. 

gran etched glass tile with blue worded over lay

Glass Etching

When it is done unload the mat, and weed your vinyl, and place it on your glass surface. 

Make sure you wear gloves for this part. Using a paintbrush, brush on a layer of etching cream.

Wait for 3 to 5 mins and then rinse with warm water to reveal your etched design.

See how super easy it is to etch glass.

My first project of this type was a wine glass I made for my mom for a birthday. This was years and years ago. 

Cricut has changed a ton since then. At the time I had the original Cricut and I didn’t have the ability to upload my own design or access to Cricut Acess.

Now you do! And there are a ton of premade designs you can choose to make your project pop.

white etched glass tile with lavender overlay

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etched white glass tile with silver and pink accents
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How To Etch Glass With The Cricut

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to etch glass for beautiful gifts and home decor projects. Find out how your Cricut to crate stencils for glass etching.

Materials

Tools

  • Cricut Machine
  • Standard Cutting Mat

Instructions

  1. Create your design
  2. Use your Cricut to cut it
  3. Weed in reverse (take out the letters or images you want to see on your etched glass.
  4. Using the transfer tape, transfer the design to your glass tile
  5. Apply a layer of etching cream
  6. Allow to sit and work 3 to 5 minutes
  7. Rinse with warm water making sure there is no cream left behind
  8. Remove the vinyl to reveal your design
  9. Optional* Cut and place an over lay of vinyl on the glass
Learn how to etch glass for beautiful gifts and home decor projects. Find out how your Cricut to create stencils for glass etching. #cricutmade #cricutprojects #cricutexplore #cricut

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Heather

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Hi. What fonts did you use for MOM and LPN? Thanks!

Jamela Porter

Thursday 16th of July 2020

I’m sorry I can’t remember.

Cheri

Saturday 30th of May 2020

What font did you use on the Mom tile. For the word mom.

Jamela Porter

Thursday 16th of July 2020

I’m sorry I can’t remember.

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Friday 10th of January 2020

Can you tell me what tile you used for the brad and kelsey tile? I love the subtle, striped back.

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