While scouring the internet and craft stores for Halloween inspiration, I realized that most Halloween DIYs were a little too “crafty” for me. Without little ones at home, they’d most likely be tossed in the trash on November 1st. I wanted to make something that could be kept from year-to-year and would appeal to the big kids too.
It took some trial and error, but I think the effort is definitely worth it. Etched Halloween glasses are admittedly something that requires concentration to figure out. Making sticker stencils helped a ton in getting the design on the glass. They made it so much easier, we created a few stencils for you – because take my word for it, free-hand is definitely NOT the way to go!
Halloween Etched Glasses
What You Will Need:
- Glasses (I found mine for 88 cents a piece at Walmart. Or try the dollar store).
- Small Paint Brush
- Frost Etching Paint Martha Stewart Crafts brand, found at Amazon or Michaels
- Printable Sticker Sheet Paper
- Halloween designs, look for free ones online or use the ones provided. Just try to stick to simple lines, a complicated design will be too hard to cut out.
- Scrapbooking Pen Knife
- Cutting Board
How to Assemble:
- Print designs on the sticker sheet. Do a test print first on regular printer paper to make sure the designs are the correct size
- With pen knife, carefully trace the designs, cutting out the part that you want painted.
- Peel stickers off paper and apply to the cleaned and dried glasses.
- Paint a light layer of the frost etching paint in the stencil that you have cut out of the sticker paper.
- Let the paint dry completely and gently remove the stickers (there will be a little bleeding under the stickers…don’t worry!!)
- Using the pen knife scrape off any paint that might have bled under the stickers and straighten up the edges of the design.
- Following the directions on the Etching Paint, bake the glasses to set the designs.
Now you have spooktacular Halloween glasses! Whatever should you do with them? Fill them with a delicious cocktail that tastes like you’re drinking creamy pumpkin pie? Great idea! Stay tuned later this week for a delicious and festive pumpkin cocktail.
*The design shows up more in person, but you can also tint your etching paint with other glass paint. I think it would look really cool tinted with black paint!
I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.