Today, I want to share an easy gift idea for an Etched Glass Olive Oil Dispenser.
Who couldn't use a pretty Olive Oil Dispenser?
I actually have been looking around for an olive oil dispenser for myself, but I wasn't really finding anything I liked. They were all too small, decorated not to my taste, came in an oil/vinegar "set" or just too expensive. I finally found this glass bottle at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is 12 inches tall and only $3.99 after my 20% off coupon. I decided I could make it pretty with the craft supplies I already owned...
glass etching cream
ribbon and/or some type of decorative item for the bottle neck
Using Picnik or some type of word processing program, create a simple design or word phrase. I used Microsoft Word. Print your design on sticker paper. All I had was return address labels, so I had to print the words out on seperate labels to get the size I wanted.
Use your exacto knife to cut out the design.
Peel the sticker and place it on the bottle.
Paint the etching cream onto the sticker, following the directions on the label.
I had to use 2 stickers, I just applied the 2nd sticker over the 1st word.
Fill with olive oil and add your decorative items. I used ribbon and a miniature bell. Be sure you have enough olive oil to fill the bottle to the top. (Not like me...)
Tada! So pretty!
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