Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Glass Etching for Christmas

I haven't posted many of the Christmas gifts I've been working on, but my father- and mother-in-law flew into town over the weekend and we exchanged gifts, so showing my first attempt at glass etching won't ruin any surprises.
This was SO EASY to do! I used my old Silhouette and some dollar store contact paper to make a stencil, stuck it to the side of a new Pyrex baking pan with lid, and painted on a good coating of glass etching cream. I waited about 20 minutes, rinsed off the cream, pulled off the adhesive stencil, washed the pan and done. It isn't perfect, as you can see in the second K pictured above, but I will be making more of these for Christmas gifts and later on just for fun. I chose a 9 x 13 inch pan and found making a stencil with lettering that spanned an 1.5 x 10 inch area worked nicely. I etched "Made with love in" on one side of the pan, and "Kimberly's Kitchen" on the other side. The font is Subway. It's official: I love etching cream!
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  1. You did an awesome job and it makes a beautiful gift. I etched champagne glasses and also did clear glass mugs for my parents, but haven't done anything since. You are refueling my creativity.

  2. How cute! One of the best wedding gifts we received was a set of four big glasses that were actually wine bottles with the tops cut off. The sharp edge was ground smooth, and there were animals etched onto them. I've always thought it would be fun to make some (as those are long gone, after seven years). This is so neat!

  3. What a brilliant idea! :forehead smack:

    Though I have my official shopping done this season, now I'm trying to come up with the names of some people that I can add to my list!!

  4. Such a neat way to personalize a gift! I never tried working with etching cream, but now I want to!!

  5. Bravo! I haven't tried etching cream before, but I love the effect it creates. I didn't know you had a silhouette. I am always tempted to get one when I see the personalized gifts people create, like your project.

  6. Great job for your first etching project! It's totally addictive and you won't look at glass objects the same way ever again. From now on you'll be looking at them and thinking "what can I do with that!"

    : )