Thursday, November 29, 2012

PB Monogram Ornament Knockoff

Like most nights ;)  I was flipping through the latest holiday catalog from Pottery Barn when I stopped to look at their personalized ornaments.  I was drawn to the simplicity of their glass etched ball... you know the one:

And, because this is how my brain works, of course I thought "I can totally do that myself!  Tonight!" 
And so I did. :)

I had half a box of these plain glass ornaments down in the basement, left over from a project a few years ago.  You can buy a box of 12 for just $4 or $5 at most craft stores around the holidays, less if you catch them on sale.

I grabbed some plain contact paper and cranked out a small "V" on the Cricut.  
You'll want to use the outside of the cutout, not the cutout itself, because you'll be putting etching cream in the negative space.

I didn't take a picture of the etching cream on it, but you can use your imagination.
Put a thick layer of cream over anything you want to be etched.  Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Rinse off the cream with water and remove the contact paper.

Then put it on your tree and feel good about yourself. :)

10 minutes, start to finish.   


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  1. What a fun idea! I've always wanted to try etching cream. Thanks for sharing!

  2. very cute! I think I have some of those--I should make some for the family newlyweds.


  3. That is adorable!
    (I really wish I had that D - LOL)

  4. Love this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist