This caterpillar of a vase really did turn into a butterfly!
You’re going to laugh. Um…this previously plain glass vase came out of a recycling bin. I found about 7 perfectly good AND CLEAN vases sitting in the recycling bin of someone in my neighborhood. I didn’t know the people and frankly I think the house was empty (it was for sale) and this was their “moving out” junk. I don’t normally go hunting for things laid out for garbage, but I felt exceptionally lucky to spot this. I just couldn’t say no to it. I made DH drive me back to it in his car so I could scoop up all my loot. I knew they would be perfect for glass etching and I was right!
The funny part…um…I gave this vase to my sister-in-law for her b’day. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with the vase, ok? It’s called recycling, people!! Don’t judge me! 😉 I did make sure there were some flowers for the vase. No, I didn’t take the flowers from a neighbors yard too. Don’t be a wiseguy. (Plus, nothing good was blooming. I’m just sayin’.)
I used vinyl to make a template for the butterflies. The butterflies are all from the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge. I cut the big one at 3″, another at 2″ and two of them at 1.5″. Just use some Armour Etch over the negative space and you’re good to go. If you want to see exactly how this is done … you’re in luck! I just so happened to included glass etching on both flat and curved surfaces in my new DVD Cricut Vinylology. 😀
I hope your excursions also uncovers good treasures like this neighborhood walk did for me! With the promise of lurking craft supplies who knows what exercising I might achieve! 😉