Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I heart SUGAR!

Sugar is important part of any Southern family.  How else could we get that syrupy sweet tea?  I buy sugar by the 10 pound bags at Sam's to ensure that we never go with out.  Chaos and rioting would erupt with out a gallon of that beautiful mahogany drink! 

I have some glass canisters that I have had in my cabinet.  I get bored and change them out with my cream ones every now and then.  My sweet sugar needed a special spot on the counter!  So I whipped up a vinyl stencil (thank you Cricut!), slapped on a thick layer of etching cream, waited a few minutes and had a special piece.








A sterling baby cup acts as the scoop. 
I love that this plain glass canister became something special now to me!
Glass etching is so easy to use and makes everything a little more personal.
No glass is now safe in my home!


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24 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You know, I have never tried that...but it looks simple enough and the effect is fabulous! Love the baby cup for a scoop!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I like this a lot. subtle and attractive. sugar never looked better.
thanks for telling us how to do this.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That is fabulous! It really adds to the canister. And I love the baby cup! Can I copy? If I can find some baby cups that is. I have 3 canisters.

hilary said...

Do you remember where you found that canister?????

Theresa said...

such a cute simple idea Lacy, thanks for sharing. I just may have to copy! :)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love sugar too! It is stored in a very similar manner complete with baby cup.

Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

Have a blessed weekend.

Wanda Lee said...

I just love this!

A very creative idea!.., I must try my hand at my own variation. I love your whole artistic glass sugar jar and silver baby cup 'scoop', vignette and I especially heart that tray! ~

Thanks for inspiring us with what you've shared!

Please do feel most welcome to pop by and visit at either of my blogs for tea sometime also.

Hugs from Wanda Lee

Olive Cooper said...

Yayness-love it. I use sugar a lot to make nectar for our hummingbirds. I am in the Deep South but have given up sweet tea-I am a traitor I know.

Karena said...

Lacy your glass sugar canister is gorgeous with the etching!! I love it!

I have linked up with Laura's Fall in Love with Your House Party!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

jane said...

jane loves it !

Paula said...

I've never tried to etch glass. Your canister looks great! I love how you've used a silver baby cup as a scoop. That's such a good idea to use a treasured keepsake daily where you can really enjoy it.

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love this! You've made your sugar container so elegant. Love the sterling baby cup as a scoop and your tray is "gorgeous". hugs ~lynne~

Jenny said...

This looks great – I really love it!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Hello,

Poping over from BNOTP. Love this sugar container! Now following your lovely blog :)

~Marie

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Dropping by from Amaze Me Monday...of all the crafts I've tried, etching is one I've never attempted!! But your TUTE made it sound easy enough even for me!! Love the new Sugar Jar! And especially the child's cup!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great idea. Thanks Sweetie! Sugar indeed.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lacy! I haven't tried the etching cream yet but yours turned out wonderful. Love your new sugar cannister. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and I hope to see you again at this weeks party.
Hugs,
Sherry

once in a blue moon said...

simple, perfect idea~

kitty said...

I can't wait to try the etching cream! I have a project that I'm so excited to do with it!!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Well, looks like I need 2 things: the Cricut machine and etching creme!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is just so pretty! The container itself is lovely but with the addition of the etching AND that adorable baby cup -- perfect!

Cindy said...

Wow, just love your "sweet" creation! Such a great idea and added the perfect touch!
Blessings,
Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great--I have never done glass etching before and now I want to!