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Martha Stewart Elegant Etched Glass Ornaments

Create classic etched glass ornaments for your tree.

At a Glance:

#4770 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo
  • Martha Stewart Glass Logo

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Holiday Icons II Adhesive Stencils

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.89
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Etch Cream & Brush

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $25.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Patterning Tape

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $11.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Rubbing alcohol


  1. Remove hanger and cap from ornament and set aside
  2. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over entire ornament to remove any dirt or grease.  Allow to dry.
  3. To create the snowflake ornament, remove adhesive stencil from backing sheet and position on glassware where desired.  Press stencil firmly in place.  Save backing sheet for stencil storage when project is complete.
  4. Using patterning tape, create a protective area around the stencil edges to mask the glass surface NOT to be etched.
    • NOTE:  If etching cream touches an area unprotected, that area will be etched.
  5. To create stripes, use strips of patterning tape placed evenly around the entire ornament.  Make sure the edges of the tape are pressed down completely.
  6. To create the half frosted ornament, place patterning tape horizontally around the middle of the ornament. 
    Glass Etching Instructions:
  7. Apply a thick layer of etching cream over the open design areas using the natural bristle brush included with the Etching Cream.
    • NOTE: You may also use a palette knife or a handled squeegee to apply a liberal amount of etching cream.  Set project aside for 15 minutes.
  8. After 15 minute wait, rinse glassware under running water to remove all etching cream.  While under running water, remove stencil and stencil tape.
    • NOTE: It is best to wear protective gloves when working with etching cream.  Make sure that etching cream does not run over the edge of the design or spill on any areas that are not to be etched.
  9. Rinse stencils well, blot dry and return to backing sheet for storage.
  10. Dry etched glassware.
  • PROJECT TIP: Etching cream can also be used with Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Silkscreens.

The color of etching cream may change; it may deepen in value from a warm caramel color to a milk chocolate color as it is open to the air

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.