Etched Bottle or Vase

Use a Dremel tool to etch glass vases for decoration or special occasions like weddings, showers, birthdays or anniversaries.
Both clear and colored glass can have dramatic effects when etched.

What You'll Need:

Other Supplies
  • Masking tape
  • Glass vase or bottle
  • Glass etching template
  • Fine tip permanent marker

Step-By-Step Directions

Step 1

Test the different Dremel accessory bits and their effects on a piece of scrap glass before moving on to your work area.

Step 2

Transferring your design to the vase: Method One. Draw your design freehand on the glass vase using a permanent marker.

Step 3

Transferring your design to the vase: Method Two. Use a permanent marker on the outside of the vase to trace a photo or lettering that is taped to the inside of the vase.

Step 4

Follow the pattern you drew on the glass using the Dremel Stylus or other rotary tool and one of the accessory bits to etch your design directly onto the glass.

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