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Hi there I Heart Naptime readers!!

I’m Jen from Tatertots and Jello and I’m so excited to be here on Jamielyn’s awesome blog!! I love my Silhouette machine and I probably use it at least a couple times a week. But I had never tried to etch anything and so when Jamielyn said she wanted someone to try out a tutorial using the etching cream, I was thrilled to give it a try.

One of my favorite things right now is the Chevron or Zig Zag pattern.


I have been using my Silhouette to make some other Chevron designs like these Chevron Pennants and this Chevron Summertime Subway Art project.

And since it’s Spring, with weddings in the air. I thought a really cool wedding or engagement gift would be a set of Etched Chevron Glasses with a matching Pitcher.


I took a Chevron I had downloaded from the Silhouette Online Store and I measured around the outside of each glass. And I also measured around the widest point in the pitcher. Now let me say that I don’t recommend trying to make this with a pitcher that is rounded. A flat, cylinder pitcher would be much easier. I didn’t realize this when I started the project – lol!


I created a Silhouette document with the Chevron pattern. I decided to make two Chevron stripes on each glass, so I needed to print out three chevrons for each glass. But if you want to make more stripes, you need one more vinyl stripe than the number of stripes you want to make.


Then print off the vinyl and apply each of the Chevron stripes to the glasses. Once you get the bottom stripe on the glass, you can match up the zig zags pretty easily.


Now the pitcher is a different story. I ended up only being able to use two of the stripes on the pitcher because the way the pitcher is shaped made it impossible to match up the zig zags. But if you bought a straight pitcher shaped more like the glasses, you can do the same thing that you did with the glasses.


Once the vinyl is applied to the glasses and pitcher, use the smoothing tool to make sure that there are no gaps in the vinyl that the etching cream can get under. And make sure to protect your work surface. The Silhouette Etching Cream directions says to not use a paint brush to apply the cream, only use the smoothing tool. I found it was very difficult to get the cream smooth without using a paint brush. So this is what I did — I used a foam craft brush to brush on the etching cream on the glasses and then smoothed the cream over the whole surface with the smoothing tool.


Then leave the cream on for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse off the cream with water. if there are streaks or areas that didn’t take the cream that well, you can apply another layer of the cream. I did this with the pitcher. I had to apply the cream twice to get an even coverage.


And there you have it – a unique wedding gift or addition to your place setting for a party or get-together this Spring!! Try the etching cream — you will love all of the fun gifts and home décor ideas that you can make using it.


Thanks for letting me stop by Jamielyn!!




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Want to win some of your own?!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Go visit the Silhouette Blog and become a follower. And leave them some comment love!

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2.  Become a FAN of Silhouette & Tater Tots and Jello on FB. Tell them hello!!

3. Blog, Tweet or FB about this giveaway!

Good luck! Giveaway will end April 24th.

Thanks to Silhouette for providing the products for this review and giveaway!



Check out this cute tutorial on the Silhouette Blog.

Oh and have you entered your Silhouette projects in theBlog Hopand looked through all the AMAZING projects?

Also don’t forget about the awesome discount on the Silhouette now through April 26th. The whole package is  $125 off. Enter NAPTIME at checkout.

Happy Thursday! :)

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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201 Responses to “Etched Chevron Glasses w/ TT&J & GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Sarah S.

    I visited the Silhouette blog, am a follower, and left them some comment love! Loved the silhouette tutorial from yesterday.

  2. Sheena Martin

    I have followed silhouette for some time now ! What great tutorials, can’t wait for more this week :)

  3. Sarah R.

    I am a follower of the Silhouette blog and left them some comment love. :) I am also a FB fan of both Tater Tots and Jello and Silhouette!

  4. Heather

    I follow the Silhouette blog and commented! Thanks for all the great ideas this week! Now just to get time to do them all!

  5. Brenda Picanco

    I am a follower of the Silhouette Blog. I love looking there for tutorials and ideas.

  6. Krista

    I am a follower of the Silhouette Blog. I have been meaning to try out the etching process.

    Thanks for hosting this week of Silhouette goodness!

  7. twelve30

    I already follow the Silhouette blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Lennie

    I have always wanted to try etching, now that you have showed me how I won’t be afraid anymore!

  9. Jessica A

    I am a follower of the silhouette blog and I have been wanting to try out etch all forever so I am stoked about this giveaway!

  10. Kelly Voth

    I am a follower on Silhouette blog! and I love reading yours and their blog for fun ideas!!

  11. Marla H.

    I follow the Silhouette blog and I am a fan of both on facebook. I will post about this giveaway on my facebook page also!! thanks for a chance to win some fun things to make some wonderful gifts for friends!!

  12. Michelle

    I tried an etching cream from the craft store and was not really happy with the results. Is this Etch All cream a high grade or stronger version? I am a Silhouette fan already!

  13. Jessie

    I am thinking I need to sprouse up some of my old wedding presents. I am thinking damask for sure! Thanks for the tutorial!

    I am a follower of Silhouette and left them a message.

  14. Tamara

    I am already a follower of Silhoutte’s blog. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome stuff! I have never tried etching before and it looks so cool!!!

  15. Tamara

    I posted a link to this giveaway on facebook! :) Thanks for the chance to win some cool products that I would love to try!

  16. Michelle Allen

    I am a follower of tatertots and Jello as well as silhouette on facebook.

  17. Andrea J

    I love to make personalized Champaign glasses to give as wedding gifts. But when I apply the vinyl I weed it opposite than I would if I were putting it on the wall. So the vinyl acts as a stencil. Your glasses look great.

  18. Nelly B.

    i like silhouette and i heart nap time on fb!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  19. Melody♪♫

    I “follow” your blog, as well as Tatertots&Jello’s… I like T&J as well as Silhouette on facebook. Thank you so much for this combined opportunity to win a Silhouette bundle!

  20. Kathy

    I am now a follower of Silhouette blog and I left them some comment “love”. Kathy (O:?

  21. Alissa Smith

    I publically follow your blog.
    Until this link party I was really unsure as to whether I wanted a Cricut or Silhouette and this has definitely made my mind up that I want a Silhouette. Maybe I will win one!!!

  22. Kelly Sas

    Love, love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I am now a new follower of your blog!

  23. HeatherM

    Been a Facebook fan of Silhouette for quite awhile. Now I’m a fan of Tater Tots and Jello. :)

  24. Sandra Helsley

    I follow the Silhouette blog! I’m really wanting to try etching some of my glasses!

  25. Michele Swanberg

    I liked both on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win! Great project!