DIY Etched Glass Canister Labels: An Easy to follow DIY Tutorial

Hello there friends! Happy Friday. I want to share with you a project that I’ve been wanting to do forever! I love the look of etched glass. I’ve seen tons of projects using it and thought it would be the perfect technique to use on canisters. I recently picked up some Ikea canister jars and have been using them to store all sorts of things. To stay organized, I decided to DIY some Etched Glass Canister Labels on the the front of the jar.

Etched Glass Canister Labels are a great and unique way to label your canisters giving them a clean and fresh look.

Etched Glass Canister Labels

I love the look of glass jars.

They are so great for storage and with a little etched glass canister label, you’ve got cute little canisters perfect for anything!

Etched Glass Canister Labels

I picked up these great little glass jars at Ikea (of course) for less than $4.00 a piece. I am sure you could find similar jars at your favorite thrift store too.

Etched Glass Canister Labels

I must share, I almost just stopped right here. I really liked the way the canisters looked with the vinyl labels. That’s another option for you if you are looking for a way to label your canisters.

But I continued with the etched glass and I love the way that turned out just as much.

Etched Glass Canister Labels

Labeling them was really simple. After washing them out really good. I carefully placed my stencil on the glass. Then, using a small paint brush, I painted on a good coat of  etching cream.

Before the etching cream was completely dry, I peeled off the stencil to clean up any spots that may have bled under the vinyl.

Etched Glass Canister Labels

I allowed them to dry for several hours and then washed them again before using them.

Etched Glass Canister Labels

I am so happy with the way they turned out. They have such a clean look that they can easily be placed on the counter or in the pantry.

If you like these DIY etched glass canister labels you might want to check out another project with etching cream, my DIY Kate Spade Inspired Vase


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  1. I see the appeal of the vinyl version, but just adore, adore the etched glass finished jars! Perfection!



  2. A very neat idea. I have so many random glass jars that I use for storage and I really like the idea of etching labels on them.

  3. I’ll be featuring your project tomorrow during the link party. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  8. I like your site!I wanted to reach out to you and see if you would be willing to test out some of my glass etching craft supplies for free for feedback. Would you be interested? Please let me know via email if possible. I will ship the supplies to you all for free with cream and stencils. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Eric