Etched Candle Holders – Perfect for Christmas! #12MonthsofMartha

There are years where the Holidays, especially Christmas, seem to come and go so quickly. For me, last Christmas flew by so fast that I barely had a chance to create anything . I did make a wall mounted advent calendar and a no sew ribbon tree skirt, but still not as much as I would have liked. This year I made myself a promise to start crafting things for the Holidays as soon as November started. I’m quite happy to say that I stuck to my promise! YAY!

A few weeks back when I received my box of October supplies from the 12 Months of Martha program, there was a set of Berry Branch Stickers that I instantly knew I wanted to use on a Christmas Craft. They would be perfect to decorate vases that I was planning on etching and using them as candle holders.

Etched Candle Holders – Christmas Decor

Etched Candle Holders - Christmas Decoration!

– Cylinder Glass Vase(s)
– Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Etching Cream & brush
– Plastic gloves
– Martha Stewart Crafts Berry Branch Stickers
– Candle(s)


Step 1:  Take out all the supplies you will need to create the project. Make sure the vase(s) is clean and free of dust.
How to etch a vase using Glass Etching Cream
Step 2: Put on plastic gloves and apply a very thick layer of Glass Etching Cream onto your vase(s). Use a brush to smooth it on. (I found that having my husband pour the etching cream onto the surface as a brushed it on worked very well).
How to use etching creamEtching cream on glass

Step 3: Leave the glass etching cream on the surface for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes are up, rinse off the etching cream under running water. Let dry.
Etched Glass Vase
Step 4: Place the Berry Branch Stickers onto the etched vase(s) and insert a candle.
Etched Vase turned into a candle holder

And voilà, you now have beautiful Etched Candle Holders perfect for the Holidays!

Etched Candle Holders - Perfect for Christmas!

Have you started crafting/creating things for the Holidays?

Hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!


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Disclosure: Martha Stewart Crafts sent me supplies in order to create this project. The opinions in this post are 100% my own.


  1. Melody says

    Simply beautiful, I am going to have to give this a try. Maybe I will come up with some sweet Christmas presents along the way. Thank you for sharing, Christine.

  2. says

    I think your project was awesome and that’s why I featured it at Craftionary.. :) Thanks for linking up at The weekly creative.. Come by and see other fun projects that got featured along with you.
    Have a great weekend! :)