- Common sense. You will be working with potentially harmful blades and substances
- Eye protection. Better safe than sorry!
- Rubber gloves. Repeat. Better safe than sorry!
- Armour Etch Glass Etching cream (10 ounces costs approximately $20.00 in our area). Be sure to check your local newspaper or scan the internet for 40-50% off coupons on occasion to save money. Smaller quantities are available, I prefer the larger bottle as I etch quite a bit.
Contact / Vinyl / Duct paper
Tweezers, pins, or other method of picking up teeny little stickers
Stopwatch, timer, or other time-keeping device
Soft bristled paint brush
Razor blade or X-acto knife
Soap and water
Drawings, pictures, letters, etc. (Public libraries are a great, and free, resource!)
Lids for bottles - It would be nice if the original lids are available, but you can always use cork, small circles of fabric tied with ribbons, etc. for replacement lids. I look for lids that have rubber gaskets in them to keep my spices fresh.
While I happen to have a nifty little machine that cuts letters out of vinyl, such
equipment is not necessary. You can also purchase stickers of letters and other designs
for etching purposes. Use the letters themselves and etch outside of them, or etch the
inside frame of the cut letters as I have.
Don't let me scare you from this project, but use of the etching cream comes with plenty of warnings.Be sensible, mindful of your surroundings, and use caution
It is advised to rinse the etching cream off your project outdoors so as to avoid any dangers in your kitchen or bathroom sink.