This tutorial will show you how to use your Cricut to turn repurposed wine bottles into beautiful etched glass lanterns!
If you love repurposing things as much as I do, you’ll love making this project! Glass etching is also a cool permanent way to personalize items to give to friends and family.
How to etch glass with your Cricut
Etching glass is achieved by using etching cream. The Cricut will be used to make a stencil and hide certain parts of the glass.
If you want to know everything about glass etching, you can see this post that will tell you the do’s and don’ts and everything you need to know.
How to make etched glass lanterns using wine bottles
This tutorial was originally part of the Cricut Craftfest 2022. This event featured over 30 workshops taught by expert Cricut crafters. If you’d like to know when the next Craftfest will be, join my newsletter and I’ll make sure to send you an invite when the registrations open!
By signing up, you’ll also get access to my free resources library full of SVG cut files!
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What you’ll need
- Either a Cricut Maker or Explore
- Standard grip mat
- Weeding tool
- Adhesive vinyl (either permanent or removable, it doesn’t matter) I strongly suggest that you use one that you already have and don’t think you’ll use or don’t like the colour!
- Transfer paper
- Etching cream (I’m using Rust-Oleum Speciality Tub & Tile Etching Cream and therefore, the directions will be for Rust-Oleum, If you’re using something else, make sure you follow the directions of the brand.)
- Foam brush
- Parchment paper
- Painter’s tape
- Security glasses
- Paper towel
- Goo Gone
- Rubbing alcohol
- Wine bottle Fairy lights with Cork
- Recycled wine bottles
Also want to have the SVG cut file?
The Flamingo file was included for everyone who registered for the Cricut Craftfest. This is another good reason not to miss the next Craftfest (see at the top of this post!)
If you still want to get the flamingo file and a winter bonus one, just follow this link.