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Faux Etched Vase

Hey, hey crafty friends! I’m in Utah for SNAP Conference with 400 creative bloggers and having a blast meeting bloggy friends in real life! Today I have a quick project to share that’s perfect for Mother’s Day. It’s a faux etched vase that I made with frosted vinyl.

how to make a faux etched flower vase.

Remember the Mother’s Day flower vase from last year? I recently saw it in my mother’s living room and wanted to make one for my home as well. This time around I used frosted vinyl to create a faux etched design on the vase. The vinyl is a light, transparent silver that appears etched on glass and mirrors.

Faux etched vase

To make the faux etched flower vase I used a dollar store vase, frosted vinyl, adhesive pearl embellishments, and a flower punch. This project really couldn’t be any simpler to make, it took me maybe 10 minutes from start to finish.

how to make a faux etched vase

I used the punch to cut flowers out, about 15 total, then stuck them on a vase. Usually when working with vinyl you want to use transfer paper but since this flower design doesn’t have intricate detail I just peeled the back off like you would with a sticker. A pearl embellishment fancied the vase up a bit and that’s it!

Silhouette is currently holding a BIG sale on their vinyl…25% off using a promotion code! That drops their regular vinyl price form $14.99 to $9.99! Now is definitely the time to stock up on all those bright colors for Summer projects. The Silhouette Cameo & Portrait is also on sale with a starter vinyl bundle. To take advantage of the sale go here and enter PUMPKIN at checkout.

How to make a faux etched vase.



Thanks for stopping by!



Silhouette provided me with the vinyl to create this project and will be shipping the Portrait directly to the winner. Giveaway runs April 18-21. Winner will have 48hrs to claim prize and must have a U.S. shipping address.


  1. Sheila Moore says:

    I love this. I have quite a few plain vases at home and now I can fancy them up a bit. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. So cute..the pearls are a great touch!

  4. Ooo, lovely!! The pearls are super cute on it. I need to use this for a few glass things around our house.

  5. that is super cute, you’re so clever!

  6. Um this is super cute and so simple to make!!!

  7. Love this! I am a flower gardener and have a ton of clear glass (boring) containers/vases. This will be a fun project. I love it that it takes only a few minutes to make. I am of the impatient sort. ;-) Thanks! Blessings.

  8. I don’t have a Silhouette, but I’m wondering if you could use frosted contact paper and some paper punches to achieve a similar look? Has anyone tried this method or am I the last person on the planet to not have a Silhouette/Cricut?! 8-)

    I’m visiting from 36th Avenue

    • Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life » Hi Christy! I haven’t tried using contact paper but I would assume you could? If you try it let me know how it works, I’d love to know! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  9. This is so pretty. I love how simple and easy it is to make.

  10. This is such a beautiful idea!

  11. This is such a fun idea and it turned out beautifully! Pinned and featuring tonight Crystal!

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