I had so many Halloween ideas this year, I thought for sure I’d get all kinds of posts up, but Halloween is a week away, and here we are. I have a couple of other festive things up my sleeve, but we’ll see if they make it on here! Halloween isn’t just about the pumpkin recipes, it’s also about the pumpkin themed tea light holders!
For these Jack O’ Lantern inspired Halloween votives I really just wanted to try my hand at using Glass Etching Cream. I had never used it before, and it seemed like there was a lot that you could do with it. I also thought it would be a great use for the Silhouette Cameo and vinyl.
We cut out a bunch of jack – o – lantern shapes (right now these, and all Halloween files are on sale on the Silhouette store), and just mixed and matched on glass votive holders. A couple of friends came over and we just played around with everything.
The big thing I learned about working with the Glass etching cream is that you have to shake it really well, and put it on really thick.
Because the glass votives are so small, we were able to cut more than enough out of one small sheet of vinyl to do seven votives. This is a quick and easy Halloween craft. I don’t know if I’d make it with kids because the etching cream is pretty potent, but kids can definitely help place the vinyl and design the jack o’ lanterns. To make it more kid friendly, you can also use the battery operated tea lights instead of candles. This project is also extremely cost effective because I had everything on hand. Even if you had to go buy everything, it would still be under $10 (except the Silhouette!).