Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift

Hey there!  A couple weeks ago I shared the tutorial for these fun Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub gifts as part of Yellow Bliss Road’s Hello Holiday series, and I love them so much, I wanted to share them here to make sure you saw them!

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI wanted to create something useful but beautiful for the ladies in my office.  There are only six of us total, including myself, and I thought a sugar scrub would be perfect!  When gifted in a reusable glass jar with their first initial on it, the gift wrapping is taken care of, too!

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI found these cute jars for only $1.00 each at Michael’s.  You could use containers as large or small as you want.  Pick up some Armour Etch for this project, too – just the little bottle will work.  You won’t use much at all.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI used my Silhouette machine to create my letters, but you don’t have to have a die-cut machine to make these.  You can use vinyl lettering just as easily – it’s up to you.  If you are creating your own lettering, I chose the Harrington font, and typed out the first letter for each of the ladies in my office.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI love the curls on the Harrington font – so pretty!  Each letter is about 1.15″ tall so it will fit nicely on my jars.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceBefore you etch the glass, be sure to wash your jars and dry them completely.  I removed the lids to make it easier to work on my jars.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI opted to etch only the letters, rather than the entire jar with the exception of the letters, so I carefully placed each vinyl sheet onto each jar and pressed down to seal the vinyl.  Be sure you get out all the air bubbles, and smooth it out to prevent the etching cream from seeping under the vinyl.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GracePut on some latex gloves – you don’t want etching cream on your skin.  Grab a wooden skewer or popsicle stick to spread the cream onto your jar.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceBe sure to apply a liberal amount of etching cream, completely covering the area you want to etch.  Once applied, leave the etching cream on for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water, and remove the vinyl.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceSee?!  I love these jars so much!

Next, it’s time to make the scrub.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceThis is the easiest sugar hand scrub ever!  And it makes your hands feel silky and smooth!  Grab some Dawn Hand Renewal and sugar, and mix about 2/3 sugar to 1/3 Dawn.

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceLet it sit for a few minutes to soak into the sugar, then slowly mix it up to combine.  Don’t mix it too quickly, though, or you’ll get some crazy bubbles!

Put your jars back together, tie up with a pretty bow, and you’re all set!

Glass Etched Sugar Hand Scrub Gift  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceAnd my Christmas gift for the office girls are DONE!  I love how these turned out and know the girls will, too.

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2 Responses

  1. These are super cool, but I’m wondering is it possible to make the etching darker? It looks like the letters are pretty light so it would be nice if you could make them more visible somehow.

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