Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Glass Etched Flour Canister

I like to bake bread and not just plain white bread.  I have a lot of different kinds of flour ranging from whole wheat, multigrain, rye, buckwheat, graham...the list goes on.  I use a lot of whole wheat flour and I needed another canister to store it in.  While rummaging around in the basement I came across a couple of huge, gallon+ size, glass pickle jars.  You know...the kind that food service and vendors have that their pickles and condiments come in.  That's when I decided to upcycle the jars into flour canisters.

The clear glass was perfect for trying my hand at a little decorative glass etching.

For the lettering I cut out my own lettering stencil to spell our FLOUR in a fun script.  Then I used a Martha Stewart floral design stencil beneath the word FLOUR.  I taped the stencils to the glass jar and applied the Martha Stewart Glass etching liquid with a foam brush over the letters and design.
Then being very careful, I removed the stencils, washed away the excess etching compound and...
I created a canister for more flour. 

The lid is looking a little shabby covering the pretty jar so I think perhaps I'll cover it with either a pretty fabric or I'll paint it.  It's fun giving new purpose to discarded 'junk'.

Until next time,

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  1. I have never tried etched glass, but I love the look! Yours turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It this week. Pinned to share.


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