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TGIDIYFriday: Etched Spice Jars

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Friends! Fall is in the air and this weather makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook, cook, cook! Something about homemade stew and baked goodies just seems to hit the spot come October. This month’s TGIDIYFriday craft involves darling mini spice jars (a perfect kitchen addition!) and etching cream. We’ve never experimented with glass cream before, so we were excited to give it a whirl…
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Supplies Needed:
1.) Adhesive Stencils (we used Martha Stewart’s and we trimmed as needed)
2.) 4.5 ounce Canning Jars (we used Weck, available at Crate & Barrel and online here)
3.) Glass Etching Cream
4.) Paint Brush
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Gather supplies and rinse jars. Once you’ve determined the spice name you’d like to use, apply the adhesive stencils to the clean glass jars (we centered our spice name opposite of the Weck logo.)
stenciled spice jars
2. Next, paint a thick layer of the etching cream over the stencil.
stenciled spice jars
3. Allow to sit for 5 minutes (read the instructions on the particular cream you’ve purchased to determine the details).
4. Rinse, remove stencils and dry. The etching will become more apparent over the next few minutes, so don’t loose heart if it seems light at first.
stenciled spice jars
5.) Fill your jars with your desired spice and ENJOY!
stenciled spice jars

stenciled spice jarsI mean, cuuuute! The jars are darling as-is, but the stenciled labels just add that extra something to these etched spice jars. We grabbed 8 jars so we could create quite the spice collection, but you can use these jars and etching cream for a variety of other items too. I love a versatile craft, don’t you?

Cheers to Fall!

Kirsten @ Restored Style

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2 Responses to TGIDIYFriday: Etched Spice Jars

  1. Wow, these look amazing! I love the way the Weck jars look, but I’ve always thought that the clasps would be obnoxious for daily use. Have you found this to be the case? Thanks, and great job!

  2. Becka, I probably wouldn’t store my salt and pepper in them, but for spices used less frequently I think the aesthetic is worth it!

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