Etching a Butter Dish

How to update vintage glassware with etchall etching creme. @etchallcreme #affiliate

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butter dish

I found this vintage butter dish at our local thrift store. We keep our butter out on our kitchen counter, which keeps the butter always soft and ready to use. I chose to update the butter dish by etching the word “butter” on the side of the cover. It was really easy to do with etchall etching creme.

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clear dish

I measured the side of the dish so that my design would fit well in the space. The top was rounded and too small to carry the wording. I marked the center of the dish with a permanent marker after I cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol.

cricut joy

Designing the text and graphic first in Adobe Illustrator, I then sent the SVG file to Cricut Design Space and cut the vinyl on a Cricut Joy.

weeded vinyl

Here you can see the vinyl on a transfer sheet with the letters and design weeded away. I folded the design down the middle so that it could be aligned easily with the marks I made on the glass dish.

creme on glass

After placing the vinyl on the glass butter dish and making sure it was rubbed down well, I applied the etchall creme. Setting a timer for 7 minutes, I then moved the creme around and set the timer again for 7 minutes. This allows me to make sure I have covered all the areas. The total etching time is 15 minutes.

cleaning

The final step is to clean the piece under running water and remove the vinyl. Doing this process a bit differently, I remove the creme and place it back into the container because the etching creme is reusable. Then I clean off the piece with a baby wipe. After removing the vinyl I clean the glass with rubbing alcohol, and then I buff the design with a clean cloth.