Hey friends! So I’m totally jumping on board with the farmhouse decor and decided to create a farmhouse breadbox with my new Silhouette Etching Vinyl. If you’ve ever wanted to try the etching technique but quite ready to make the leap into latex gloves and “schmearing” etching cream then join my club! This is an easy way to try out the craft without a full commitment since the vinyl is completely removable. 🙂 (And less messy!)
I snagged up this great little farmhouse box in the garden section of Hobby Lobby. Have you ever bought something cause you just KNOW it was going to be just the perfect thing, only to find yourself months later still trying to decide what to do with it? Welcome to my world. This box has been moved around the house a gazillion times, has been a greenhouse box for seedlings, a display box for a few knick-nacks, maybe the occasional collect-all, and finally the light came on… a farmhouse breadbox.
I ordered etched glass vinyl and went to work in Silhouette editor. I did this in the basic Silhouette editing software and only downloaded the free Powell Antique font to create my design. Select the text button, choose your favorite font and type out your design.
I measured the glass panel on my box and sized my lettering to fit.
You know it’s never really a crisis until you’re ready to cut, weed, and apply your vinyl design and you realize you are fresh out of transfer tape. Yeah… luckily clear contact paper works just as well!
For this project, I chose the silver etched glass vinyl. While it looks pretty silver on the paper, once applied it is definitely a more transparent look… just like etched glass! 😉
Be sure to clean the glass so there’s no dirt to interfere with the adhesion of the vinyl. No special application technique is needed. I applied this vinyl the same way I apply all of my vinyl. Use a vinyl scraper and hold your mouth right!
I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and my new farmhouse breadbox. Finally my great find from Hobby Lobby has found it’s purpose! 🙂 Be sure to check out more great Silhouette projects from my friends and great bloggers in the links below!
How to Repurpose a Table into Wall Art – DIY Passion
Silhouette Etching Vinyl and a DIY Farmhouse Breadbox – Creatively Southern
Silhouette Challenge Wood Slab Plaque – My Life From Home
Watercolor Patriotic Napkins & a Simple 4th of July Tablescape – Pocketful of Posies
How to Use Vinyl Like A Pro Step by Step – Holy Craft