Glass Etch Gift

Here is the future Mrs. Mitchell at her bridal shower...I made the banner...tutorial to come!

Here is the future Mrs. Mitchell at her bridal shower…I made the banner…tutorial to come!

My step sister is getting married in a few weeks! After taking care of things at the fireworks stand, Alex and I traveled down to Ulysses for Heather’s bridal shower and bachelorette party. I have been dying to do a glass etching project now that I have played around with vinyl a bit. This was the perfect opportunity to do it!

Sister love at Heather's bachelorette party.

Sister love at Heather’s bachelorette party.

This project was actually super easy. I bought a glass pie dish from Walmart. I found the etching cream at my favorite place on Earth….Michaels! Using Cricut Craft Room, I created a cutout with Heather’s soon-to-be last name on vinyl. The thing to remember here is to mirror the image before you cut it when placing it on the bottom side of the dish. The reason for this is that you do not want the etching to be on the part of the dish that you bake in. If you are putting the etching on the side of a dish, you will not want to mirror it but on the bottom you do.

Cut out a piece of vinyl with whatever you want to be etched into the glass.  REMEMBER...it is important to do the etching on the side of the dish that will not have food touching it.  In this case, since it is on the bottom, I had to mirror the image.

Cut out a piece of vinyl with whatever you want to be etched into the glass. REMEMBER…it is important to do the etching on the side of the dish that will not have food touching it. In this case, since it is on the bottom, I had to mirror the image. After centering the vinyl and making sure all of the air bubbles are out, apply a thick layer of glass etch (I probably should have made a thicker coat to make the etch stand out more, but it was my first time!) Let the cream set for a minute. Then rinse with luke warm water.

After rinsing the dish, be amazed with your beautiful personalized bakeware!

After rinsing the dish, be amazed with your beautiful personalized bakeware!  I had a hard time getting a good picture but this was as good as it got!  The dish is easier to see in person and I loved how it turned out!  Heather was impressed when I told her I made it!  I love that feeling!!!

Heather loved the dish! Her exact words were, “No one will steal MY pie dish!” I will definitely be making these for gifts more often! In fact, I am excited to etch away at the glass dishes in my cupboard! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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