(This post contains some affiliate likes. Please see my full disclosure policy here. I partnered with DecoArt for this project and they graciously sent me the Easy Etch cream to try. All ideas, work, and opinions are solely mine.)
I have been wanting to add labels my glass baking jars for the longest time, so when DecoArt sent me their new Easy Etch cream to try out, I knew exactly where I wanted to use it.My first thought was to have vinyl cut at my local craft shop to use as a stencil, but I found they are unfortunately no longer cutting custom vinyl there! So I called around to some local sign shops to see if they could cut vinyl stencils for me. I quickly ruled out that option, however, once I heard they wanted to charge $30 per word!
Oh how I wish I owned a Silhouette Machine!!
Plan B involved using Con-Tact Paper and cutting out my own stencils.
I printed out the words for the stencils from Microsoft Word on regular printer paper (Font: Arial Black, Size: 135). Then I taped clear contact paper over the word.With a cutting board underneath, I used an X-ACTO knife with a sharp, new blade to carefully cut the letters out, trying to be as precise as possible.Using a ruler to find the center of the jar, I carefully stuck the clear Con-Tact Paper onto my glass jar, making sure to smooth it out so that none of the etching cream could seep underneath. Then using a foam brush, I applied a thick layer of the Easy Etching cream over my stencil.Then I let it sit for 15 minutes and rinsed off with water. After peeling off the contact paper, I rinsed it one more time with cold water and dried with a towel.It’s a super subtle change, but I love how they turned out!I was really impressed with the East Etch cream. It didn’t smell at all, it was quick and simple to use, and clean up was a breeze. It is permanent and can easily be cleaned later with household glass cleaner.My next project is to get the cabinet that sits directly above the glass canisters all organized and ready for baking season!