Review of Magic Glass Etching Cream from Hobbycraft

19 January , 2023

After seeing many videos on TikTokI I wanted to try out glass etching, it looked like a really easy and simple craft, that had amazing results.

I used the glasses as place settings on Christmas day, alongside their personalised gilded baubles that I made

I purchased the Magic Glass Etching Cream from Hobbycraft for £8 and got some plain glasses from IKEA. This is an alternative to the Armour Etch Cream*.

I cut out what I wanted to etch with vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo 3 (you can use any vinyl cutter, a Cricut or hand cut it yourself) You use the vinyl as a stencil, so weed out the parts you want to be etched and leave the rest. I added people’s names and the year for our Christmas dinner table settings.

Then apply the stencil to the glass, making sure it is really firmly pressed down.

I used a sponge applicator, whilst wearing gloves, the cream is quite runny, and I did make the mistake of applying too much and it did run on one, so I realised them I needed to apply a good amount but not so it ran.

You leave it work for 5 minutes, then wash it off at the sink, leaving your design etched onto the glass.

I was so impressed with the results, it took me longer to choose a font than it did to etch the glasses.

This product works the same as the Armour Etch Cream* available from Amazon, if this one isn’t avaiable.

You can use them on any type of glass or mirror, but it is permanent! And if you make a mistake then you can’t remove the etching, so do have a practice first and make sure you use good quality vinyl like Oracle 651 or similar.

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