(Closed) how and easiest way to do this

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Can you post a picture of them so we can see?  I have an idea, but I want to make sure I understand what you’re going for.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can get some etching solution at AC Moore and Michaels. There is one called Armour Etch Bath Dipping Solution, Armour Etch Cream. The solutions are like $30-40 but you could use a coupon and it would be more than enough to do all of them. They also have some glass etching stencils that stick on and are reusable. Or you could make your own stencil. I’ve used this stuff years ago and it worked nicely.

As for the vases check the Dollar Tree (or other dollar store)? I got some cylinder vases there for only a buck. Such a great find! Also check the dollar tree online as they don’t always have the same thing in the store.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I 2nd what said SandDollar – Armour etching cream is the best!! It’s so easy to use and I’m a DIY moron! I only have the small bottle & it was about $5 I think, so if you want to do a lot of vases I think $20-$30 for the bigger bottle sounds about right. If you do use it – the bottle suggests only leaving the solution on for 5m – they lie. I leave it on for like 20.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ maydate – Copy & paste never works for me either. You can either click on the little photo icon in the comment box (next to the “HTML” above where you type)… or try clicking on the browse button on the bottom & grab the file from there. then just hit Upload. 😉

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’s a toughie! I would start of with the glass cylinders from the Dollar Store. Check out local craft and hobby stores for patterned vellum paper. (Or,  maybe you could print the design right onto the vellum?) Wrap the paper around the glass cylinder and secure with hot glue or rubber cement. For the black end caps, see if you can find black lace to cut into strips (following the pattern of the lace). If you can’t find black, you could probably go with white remnants and dye them black. Affix the lace to the top and bottom, gluing all of the pieces so that nothing flops over on the bottom. Does that make sense? Won’t be identical, but it would probably give you a similar look for a lot less.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

On a side note, I actually have one of these and one of the larger size — they’re gorgeous! Often their glassware is 40 percent off. Maybe keep an eye out for a sale and then snag what you can. I’m ordering my tall centerpiece vases from Hobby Lobby and the woman that I worked with said that if you place a special (large)order for them during a sale period, they honor the sale price. Plus the turn around time is only a couple of weeks. Good luck! 

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