Step 1

Apply Etching Cream

Apply a layer of glass etching cream to a collection of clean canning jars. For the etching cream to have the most intense result, allow the cream to dry in a well-ventilated area for 12 hours.

Step 2

Build a Custom Skyline

While the etching cream is drying, sketch the silhouette of a skyline along the length of a 8-1/2” x 11” sheet of paper with a self-adhesive backside. Make it unique or draw the skyline of your favorite city. Use a utility blade like an X-Acto knife to cut out the shape.

Trim windows and doors into the skyline using the fine blade.

If you find it hard to locate a full sheet of adhesive paper, you can also create your skyline using plain paper. As such, you would use spray adhesive to mount the plain paper to the glass jar.

Step 3

Clean Off Etching Cream

Once enough time has passed, clean the dried etching cream off the glass jars using an abrasive scrubbing pad and water. The underlying result will be beautifully frosted glass.

Step 4

Affix the Skyline to the Jar

Attach the individual skylines around the base of each jar. Self-adhesive paper will secure immediately and be ready for use, but if you are using a spray adhesive product to attach the skyline, allow the adhesive to dry in a well-ventilated area for several hours.

Step 5

Insert a Candle

Add a LED tea light and enjoy a warm, wintery glow!