It is really surprising how easy it is to etch glass. I etched some glass mugs for my Christmas presents this year and thought it would be a great method to use for some table numbers! All you need are some pieces of glass (if you go to a glass shop, they will cut and smooth the edges for you), glass etching paste (found at any craft store), and vinyl numbers. I found that Michael’s has a small section with glass etching tools, including several pre-made vinyl numbers and letters. If you have a fancy cutting tool like a Silhouette or Cricket, you can create your own design and cut pieces of vinyl (or be super skilled and hand cut your own). I actually used the inverse from vinyl letters for mailboxes I found at a hardware store. Then just follow the steps on the glass etching paste, and you are just a few minutes away from modern, chic table numbers!

[ Olivia Leigh Photographie via Style Me Pretty, Kristen Weaver via Every Last Detail ]

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  1. Rhiannon
    January 2, 2012 11:50 am

    What a fun idea! I love how modern and totally awesome this looks :)
  2. Schmitz
    January 2, 2012 12:34 pm

    What a divine idea!
  3. Laurel G
    January 2, 2012 1:36 pm

    those look cool!
  4. Brenda {Best Wedding Sites}
    January 2, 2012 1:44 pm

    what a great idea
  5. Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss}
    January 2, 2012 2:39 pm

    I love this idea!!!
  6. Alyx
    January 2, 2012 2:45 pm

    looks so stylish :X love this idea
  7. Katie @ Lovebird Productions
    January 2, 2012 4:34 pm

    I love this! Simple, stylish and easy! It works great for all wedding styles :)
  8. Julie
    January 2, 2012 8:20 pm

    I love this idea. Totally gorgeous and so simple!
  9. Grace Pamer
    January 6, 2012 2:06 pm

    This idea is really interesting and it definitely sounds fun. I'm going to try and find the time to do this at home one of the next weekends. It is both stylish and elegant and I love it. I’m excited to try this so thank you for sharing. It's much appreciated.

  10. Natacha
    May 22, 2012 1:58 am

    Hi! I love the way these look!! Where can I find the glass for these? I really like the example on the left and would love to do it for my wedding. Thanks!
  11. Lotus Eyes Photography
    July 30, 2013 2:17 pm

    Nice elegant idea, wonderful for a high end venue.
  12. Dayiss23
    June 30, 2016 2:30 pm

    What measurements did you use for the glass squares?
  13. Eric
    October 14, 2016 2:13 pm

    I recently found your site and am already a fan! Wanted to see if you would be open to test out my glass etching supplies for free in exchange for feedback. Would you be interested? Please let me know via email if possible. I will ship the supplies to you all for free with cream and stencils. I am looking forward to your reply. Thank you Eric