Step 1: Wash and dry votive candle holder
Thoroughly wash your votive candle holders with soap and water. When drying or handling the votive after washing, hold from the inside to protect against leaving any print or dust on the clean glass.
Tip: Don’t skip this step! Etching cream will not etch properly on uncleaned glass.
Step 2 (Option 1): Prep votive for frosted background effect
Place your stickers onto the votive candle holder.
Step 2 (Option 2): Prep votive for frosted design effect
Print or draw the design template that you’d like to etch onto the glass. Cut it out and tape it inside the votive holder where you want to etch your design.
Step 3: Apply etching cream
Working in a well-ventilated area, line your work surface with paper towel. Put on gloves. Use a paintbrush to mix your glass etching cream. If you are making option 1, apply etching cream to the entire surface of your votive candle holder, painting over the stickers. If you are making option 2, trace your design with a thick layer of etching cream. When you are finished applying the cream, set votives aside on a paper towel for about five minutes, or per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 4: Rinse
With your gloves still on, rinse votive under tap water until all the etching cream is removed and your design is fully revealed. Good job! Now you're ready to add a votive and enjoy.