The air has cooled considerably here in SW Ontario – I believe last night they said it was feeling like 6 degree celsius (43 F) and all the stores are blasting their back-to-school specials, so I thought I’d do a little desk post today….
I bought myself a little vase of flowers the other week which have since wilted…
But the vase is just the perfect shape and size to hold pens & pencils.
I didn’t want to use it for pens as-was because I hate the ink-gunk that accumulates in the bottom of pen holders. I didn’t want to be able to see it – so I thought etching might make a nice alternative.
I used the Silhouette to cut a couple of images that I liked out of adhesive vinyl. (But you could do stripes with painter’s tape and it would work just as well).
Remember to wash the glass down with rubbing alcohol – VERY IMPORTANT – or the etching cream will leave splotches everywhere.
Then I adhered the vinyl to the vase – and a dollar store glass I had on hand just for this project.
It’s actually really pretty as-is – but there’s still my dilemma of having to see the ink-gunk.
A thick coating of Martha’s etching cream (yup, still the same bottle from before – this stuff goes a LOOOOOONG way).
Let sit for about 15 minutes and then wash off with water.
Peel your adhesive off and admire your handy-work!
One for the girls’ workstation to hold pencils for homework.
And one for me!
So much better than keeping yet another vase in the cupboard never to be seen again.
Have a great one!
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