Today I’m participating in a Christmas Blog Hop using digital files created by Lori Whitlock. I used the Silhouette Cameo to do all my cutting. I heart that machine! I used Lori’s Nativity file AND…GLASS ETCH VINYL! Say what? You haven’t heard of it? It’s super cool! It gives a glass etched look to things without you actually having to glass etch. That’s perfect for large areas, things you don’t want permanently etched (your windows) and hard to etch things.
I used a Dollar Store tall glass candle and vase/glass cylinder. Woo hoo we’re at 2 bucks! I bought that sand in the clearance aisle at Target one year because I knew one day I’d need some sand. True story. Remember when I made hurricane lamps from those? So fun! I bought my glass etch vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.com. They call theirs “dusted crystal” vinyl.
I cut the vinyl out using my Silhouette Cameo and Lori’s Nativity file . Honesty time. I was originally creating this on a glass block which better showed the glass etched function of this vinyl but I had some candle issues and that project could not go forward. Methinks SuperJoy was super tired and shouldn’t have been playing with fire…(including electric candles…)…so sad. <whistle…whistle…eye avoidance>
No, don’t hit it. It’s glass. Some days I think in theater terms and show tunes. It’s a curse.
I used transfer tape to adhere the vinyl Nativity scene to the glass jar and then I stuck the candle in there. I added sand to keep the candle in place. Using something removable to hold your candle in place allows you to exchange it for a new candle when necessary. You can add sand or other non flammable substances…like…
brownies because then you can eat them seasonal items that won’t burn your house down. I stuck those rocks in the top to keep the sand from being disturbed and landing in anyone’s food during a feast. DH saw this and loved it. He already stuck it on the mantle. I hope you like it too!
JOY’S FREE FILE FROM LORI TO YOU – Nov 18 – Nov 20
If you missed the free tag give away, they are now available for purchase at Lori’s store. 🙂