Polka Dot Etched Drinking Glass Set

Etched glass polka dot drinking glassAfter our first glass etching adventure we were excited to try out more designs. We decided to try a set of mason jar cups with an etched polka dot pattern. The dot pattern is inspired by a Kate Spade vase that I received as a wedding gift… it's so cute and I thought the concept would translate really well to drinking glasses. 

Glass etching diy1. Supplies: scissors, etching cream (we used Armour Etch ), mason jars, contact paper, sponge brush, gloves for protection. 2. First, cut out large circles in the contact paper. 3. Then, apply them all over the mason jars. 4. Next, following the detailed instructions of the etching cream when applying it to the mason jars. You want to pay close attention to the instructions on the cream since it can be extremely dangerous if it comes in contact with you skin. Follow all safety guidelines. Here's a link to the instructions we used to learn. We leave our cream on for about three minutes. 5. Next, remove the contact paper and wash cream off in running water. Use a sponge and don't be afraid to really scrub it until the cream is completely gone. 6. All finished! Enjoy your new glasses. Your new glasses are dishwasher safe.

Etched glass mason jarEtched glass mason jarHave fun creating your own custom etched glass set! xo. elsie + emma

  • OMG!!you will definitely have the best things!i will try to make it.

  • I got it to work, but I had to really really load the stuff onto the jars to get it even.

  • those are so cute. I just tried making them last night and my prototype just didn’t work. I did it exactly to the instructions, but the etching didn’t come out consistently. I tried again and put more on and left it on longer and still no luck. I’m disappointed as I was making them for a hipster tomboy bowling hen night as favours. Back to the drawing board, I guess. Anyone have any ideas?

  • YES. I’ve been wanting to make one of these (heart patterned) forever and was too lazy to figure out how to do it. I think this is a sign I need to get off my ass and finally do it. THANK YOU!

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  • this is genius! definitely something I’ll have to try sometime! 🙂

  • Thanks so much! I’ve been looking for something like this, and this is fantastic.

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  • That is a great idea, you always teach us cool projects…and they are always so easy to follow
    thanks love

  • I’m definitely going to try this project at home. I grew up in the deep south so I love the fact that this cool design is done on mason jars. Thanks for sharing!

  • This is such a cute idea! Love it:)

    Stephanie May*


  • So simple and pretty, love how it has turned out.


  • Such a cute idea! Will try this one day 🙂


  • These are adorable! I love all the polka dot d.i.y.s you guys are doing lately! (It’s my favorite pattern.) =]

  • Did you add red paint to the jars also or is it just red juice inside? I think the red color makes the jars extra special. This was a great, simple tutorial!

  • this is another great idea! 🙂


  • This is so cute! Love the mason jars!


  • I can’t wait to try this! I really cannot believe how easy this sounds, yet it sounds like such an impressive feat!

  • So cute !

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  • those are pretty swell! eswpecially the use of mason jars; i’ve got oodles hanging around the house but i mostly use them to hold water/brushes when i paint so they’re all stained with watercolors and acrylics!

  • SO festive!!! What a way to jazz up some regular ol’ glasses!

  • Man you have good timing. I was just wondering how I would get my head round etching some glass… and now it’s been done for me! Thanks for the great tutorial.


  • These are super funky! I’ve been thinking of what to do with some jars I have. Thanks 🙂

  • These are adorable, I always end up with a massive collection of nutella jars I use as glasses, this would be a nice way of hiding my thrifty way of collecting them xo

  • this is beautiful! and I love how you can pull off yellow nails!


  • Love the idea of drinking out of the jars! Fab D.I.Y. One of my faves I must admit


  • very sweet! i’d love to try etching cream to make designs, but i hate the thought of it running down the drain. but very cute idea 🙂

  • How easy and fun! The little details like these are what add so much to a table. Plus it’s a good excuse to have friends over to make them together. You never cease to impress my dear =)

    – Sarah

  • I like doing the big patterns way better. I did the small dots and you font see it as much.


  • Aw that looks cute, wish I’d have known about this when I wrote a post about repurposing glass jars!

  • Oh Elsie where do you come up with these infinite (and AWESOME!) ideas! I haven’t met a Beautiful Mess project that I didn’t LOVE! 🙂

  • Very nice.

  • So many ideas! I love how you all always use the woodgrain contact paper for masking off areas. 🙂


  • So nice, I keep seeing this over the web,but never try it! I would love to though! And this is such a sweet idea!


  • those are so cute! you have the best ideas EVER.


  • Those are lovely! I just scored a big box of mason jars at a yard sale for like $2, so now I have a craft for them! So excited, thanks ladies!!


  • This is really amazing! I can’t believe this is something you can do yourself. I have to try it out.


  • They are adorable! I have to try this- thanks for a great idea!

  • Love the concept and not that difficult to make…I’m thinking of giving this a shot as I would really like to “refresh” a bit some plain glasses I have at home!

  • They’re so stinkin cute! cant wait to try it!


  • What a great way to reuse / repurpose those glass jars I have been hanging onto! Thanks for posting!

  • This is so cute! I need to try this!

  • This is such a great idea! My creative gears are turning just thinking about some designs I can do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Oh I loove this idea! I’ve been collecting jars for storage and trying to find some cute way to decorate them. This might be it!

  • so simple, yet cool. i have a couple of jam jars that i’ve turned into glasses and i think this would suit it very well! i must do this.

  • love this! thanks for the tutorial. gonna try it asap 🙂


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