December 5, 2011

Etched Snowflake Ornaments


Happy December!!!  Just 20 more days until Christmas!!  Lori here from Scrappin'MyStressAway with some snowflake ornaments.  I FINALLY tried to etch ~ how fitting that I shared this project on Sheila's blog as she inspired me a long time ago when she etched a glass baking dish!

I bought these mirror ornaments at Michaels.

I used these snowflakes from the Christmas cartridge and sized it at 1 1/2 inches.  I cut out the snowflakes in vinyl.  I set my cricut to Pressure 3, Speed 3 and Blade 3 to cut through the vinyl layer only (not the backing).

I peeled back the extra vinyl using my dental tool.  It is helpful to roll the vinyl as you pull it away to prevent it from sticking to your project.

I weed out the inner cuts next.  I use clear Contact paper for my transfer tape.  You need to dirty it up a bit on your jeans to de-stick it a bit.  I placed the contact paper over my snowflakes and burnished it with my scraper. 

I placed the snowflake in the center of the mirror and burnished it again.  I slowly peeled off the contact paper.

I got out my Armour Etch that I bought at Michaels about a year ago!

I put some newspaper down and put a thick coat of etching cream on my mirrors.

After 5 minutes, I rinsed one off and it looked done.

Here are the ornaments after I rinsed them and dried them with a paper towel.

I peeled off the remaining vinyl.

I added some sparkly ribbon and a coordinating gem to each snowflake.  These would make a nice gift! 

Thanks Sheila for having me on your blog today!!!  I hope everyone over here has a wonderful Christmas!!


Angi Barrs said...

What a fun project. Kiddos would love to makes these too. :)

mforquer said...

Lori - these are GORGEOUS! I love how you did the negative's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

barbsmith2536 said...

Nice jobs with these ornaments. Cool.

Barb from Toronto, Canada

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh Lori these ornaments are adorable! I just love etched glass projects and this one is awesome.... I bet they just sparkle on the tree! Thanks for sharing with us today... great tutorial.

CathyinMN said...

Your ornaments look great! TFS!

Jennifer said...

These ornaments are beautiful. I haven't tried etching yet. You make me want to try.

Jean said...

These are so pretty!

Candice said...

Beautiful ornaments!! Love them!

Lisa said...

WOW Lori, those came out gorgeous. That's one thing I haven't tried yet, you might have just inspired me to try it :)

Java Jen's Creations said...

Oh my goodness!! You have totally inspired me to make these!! Thank you so much! They are just beautiful!!

Caprice said...

What a great project! So many differnt possibilities. Thank you for sharing this, I just love it! :)

Adele said...

Terrific ornaments, I may give it a try one day...scared but they look so lovely, I might be brave a try :)
Great tutorial

BrendaB said...

Those turned out great!