Etched Easter Basket Vase
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Etched Easter Basket Vase


Etched Easter Basket Vase by Annie Williams - Main


Hey y’all…Annie here with one last project to share as my time on the Silhouette Design Team comes to an end.  With the first day of Spring behind us and Easter just around the corner, I decided to use my one of my favorite techniques this week to create a quick and pretty flower vase etched with a beautiful basket-weave pattern.


To add interest and a little something different, this time I painted the inside of my vase with pastel green glass paint (found at your local craft store).  You simply add a good amount of paint to the inside of your glass container, swirl it around to coat all of the sides, and then let it drain out upside-down onto a drop cloth or newspaper.  If you plan to add water to the painted side like this, you’ll want to allow the paint to cure for several days to a couple of weeks first (depending on the paint formula you use).


Etched Easter Basket Vase by Annie Williams - Welding


To create my stencil for etching, I chose this basket-weave design from the Design Store.  The design starts out as a square about 6″ x 6″, so I first resized it to fit on one side of my vase.  Then, I made a copy for each side and welded them together to create one stencil that could wrap continuously around my entire vase.  To do this, select the shapes that you’ve overlapped enough to make an even pattern (arrow 1), open the Modify Menu (arrow 2), and click on Weld (arrow 3).  The final design is shown above in black, and I cut this out of stencil vinyl using the standard settings for Vinyl in the Cut Settings Menu.


Etched Easter Basket Vase by Annie Williams - Detail


After transferring the stencil to my vase with some transfer paper, I smoothed an even coat of etching cream over the top, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinsed it off and removed my stencil.  You can reuse your etching cream, but for quick projects like this I usually choose not to.  Once finished, fill your new “basket” with whatever you like…flowers, candy, or Easter eggs?

Annie Williams

Hello Silhouette fans! I'm so excited to be back on the Creative Team again this year. I am a scientist by training, but I have always been interested in art and art history as well. I enjoy sharing fun gift, home decor, and handmade card ideas over on my blog. My projects often reflect my other interests which include outdoorsy things like hiking, biking, and canoeing as well as a love of travel, small towns, and nature photography. I've been happily married for nearly 10 years to a man who is incredibly tolerant of my ever-growing craft supply stash...and we recently welcomed a new little boy into our lives as well.

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Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®




stencil vinyl

transfer paper


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  1. What a beautiful project! And a big congratulations to you and your husband 🙂 All the best Annie.

    1. Thank you Martha! I can’t wait to use some of your kid-friendly project ideas soon!

  2. YAY!!! I hoped that was what you were alluding to when commenting on my mobile. Congratulations!

    I always love your etching projects. The full background weave is very appealing, especially with the paint inside to make it stand out.

    Thank you for the lovely inspiration, and I’ll see you on your blog!

    1. Thanks Kelly! It’s been great serving on the DT with you since the very beginning!

  3. Congratulations!

    And thanks for all your beautiful projects. 🙂

    1. Thank you Louise! Lots of exciting things ahead of me…including more projects! 🙂

  4. Congratulations to you and your husband, how exciting! Thank you for all of your hard work to keep people like me motivated! I love this project and see it in my future!

    1. Thanks so much Marilyn…I have loved sharing here on the blog and am so glad to hear it kept you motivated to use your Silhouette!

  5. Awww, congratulations! Love the project too 🙂

    1. Thank you Edna!

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