Monday, December 10, 2012

Etched Glass Money Jugs

We’ve had these three glass 1 gallon milk jugs for awhile. Something found in our grandparent’s backyard. I love using them for spare change. Divides the coins up so it’s easier to roll and makes it very difficult to reach in and grab any dollars! But they were a bit plain……






Armour Etch Cream

Silhouette Cameo is handy but you could use your own vinyl stencil, hand-cut using an Xacto knife

Jugs, Jars, anything glass that will hold coins

Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: Made a 1, 2, 3 design using Silhouette Software and cut it out on vinyl using a Silhouette Cameo


Step 2: Applied the vinyl to my jug and wrapped any other exposed glass with cling wrap. (Etching cream will spread to other areas)


Step 3: Applied cream as per directions, left it on for 20-30 minutes. Wash off.


Wrapped twine around tops, hot gluing as I went.



  1. I recently found some large mason jars in the attic, I'll have to give this a try!

  2. Where did you find the jugs???

    1. 2 were dug up from behind my husbands grandmother's house and the other I found in Goodwill. But you can find them online by search glass milk jugs

  3. Where did you find the jugs?

  4. I wonder if this technique would work with words. I have a set of glass canisters with wire seal-on lids and want to put a single word on each for storage. This seems easier than the ridiculously long technique I keep finding. Hmm. Also I love your site! So helpful!

    1. Yes, it works for words. I've placed names/words on baking dishes, canisters, oil dispensers etc.


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