Etched Candle

Introduction

You need
  • Template
  • Razor Knife
  • Permanent marker
  • Glass Jar Candle
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

cutting out stars

First, you’ll need to determine your design. You may feel comfortable free-handing the design on the glass jar; however, we opted to create a template on the computer and print it out. Next, we created a stencil by cutting out the design from the template using a razor.

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Step 2

tracing stars on a mug

If you use a stencil as we did, wrap it around the jar and color in the cut-out areas with permanent marker. This will highlight the areas you will etch over.

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Step 3

etching stars on a glass with a dremel

Now, using your Dremel rotary tool and any silicon carbide grinding stone, etch over your design. Here we used a 84922 silicon grinding stone to achieve smooth, thick lines but you can try out different stones for varying effects. Tip: Extensive force is not required. If you have leftover permanent marker you wish to remove from the glass, use an acetone solution like nail polish remover to clean it off.