DIY Halloween etched class vase

Ever wondered how to etch glass?

Years ago, someone told me that they had etched glass to use as wedding favors and the thought of it made me sweat. I imagined it to be such a difficult process, when in reality it takes less than 30 minutes worth of prep and actual etching time! My favorite projects to etch are those used in holiday decor. You can totally customize your own decor and make something unique.

Etched Glass Vase

The vase I etched today is to be used in my Halloween decor. I used a combination of my Cricut cutting machine, Sure Cuts a Lot software, and a free Halloween themed .svg download from SVG Cuts. If you don’t have a Cricut, Silhouette, or another cutting machine, you can easily use stickers for this project, or even vinyl and your X-ACTO knife.

Glass Etching supplies:

  • Glass vase
  • Armour Etch
  • Brush
  • Cutting machine
  • Vinyl
  • Computer


Wash your glass vase and dry. It’s important to start working on a clean surface.

Create your custom design using your computer and software for your cutting machine. I personally use my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot software to download custom SVG files, however you can also use stickers for this project, or cut a design out of vinyl with your X-ACTO knife. I choose to use vinyl because it sticks to the glass great, is easy to cut, and is very easy to remove from the glass once you are complete.

Place the vinyl on the glass and arrange your design.


Using your brush, apply a generous amount of Armour Etch to the vase. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Armour Etch

Run under your sink to rinse off the Armour Etch and remove the vinyl from the glass.


Fill the vase with your favorite Halloween goodies!

Do you have an item that you think you might try etching now that you have seen how easy it is?

Looking for more Halloween crafts?

Pumpkin Felt Tutorial
How to Crochet a Fall Cowl Scarf

Amanda Long

Amanda is a wife and mother of a 3-year old daughter. When she isn't blogging at Midwestern Moms, she keeps herself busy with unique craft projects, baking, or reading a good book.

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