Sunday, January 08, 2012

Quick Gifts: Etched Glass Baking Dish


My sister's mother-in-law buys our children the most thoughtful gifts for Christmas every year. The only problem: I almost always forget to get her something! Well, this year was going to be different. I came to North Carolina armed with my Silhouette and some etching cream.


Sue (or Seuss as we like to call her) is a wonderful baker, so I decided to make her a baking pan with her name on it.

I often get so frustrated when I leave a pan somewhere (and I can't remember where) or some anonymous person leaves a pan at my house.  Anonymity no more for Seuss when she brings a baked good to a friend!

This was my first try etching on glass and I loved it!  I started with my design in Silhouette and flipped it horizantally.
I cut it and weeded out the centers of the letters and put the contact paper on the glass pan.  Above is the view from the back of the pan.  Below is the view from the front
Then I applied a thick layer of the etching cream with a paint brush.

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I washed the etching cream off after 5 minutes and peeled away the vinyl. Voila!

I still can't believe it worked.

I also made a glass for our neighbor who brews his own beer. He stops by with free beer for us periodically (thanks Joe!)
I'll be doing many more of these projects in the future... I think they make great gifts!  What do you think?

Blessings,
Jamie
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36 comments:

  1. Love this idea!!! You are the silhouette master! I haven't played around with mine enough, I need to change that. Do you have any solutions for lost sippy cups ;)

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  2. awesome as usual! Great gift idea!

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  3. Makes me wish I had a Silhouette!

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  4. What a beautiful idea...the gift of food is always welcomed but add in this beautiful dish, how great! thank you for sharing!

    pinning right now ;)

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  5. Really cool. You did a great job; love the beer glass.

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  6. Love both of them! I got a cricut for Xmas and I'm loving playing around with cutting things out. I also recently tried my hand at etching. Bought the same cream you posted. You can make such unique and thoughtful things.

    Maxwellhouseinteriors.Blogspot.Com

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  7. I've never tried etching but it looks like fun....thanks for the idea!

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  8. I've been thinking about glass etching as an addition to some of my soldered glass work. It's good to know that etching with cream can be so precise. Thanks for the post.

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  9. Great Job! Has been a long time since I did this!Thanks Joann

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  10. Those of you with a Silhouette always make the most wonderful projects. I love the baking pan idea. Thanks for linking up to my party. Please remember to add a link back to me.

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  11. This is beautiful and amazing! I must learn about it!

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  12. What a really cool idea! I must try this!

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  13. I just saw your pic over at sugar bee crafts and thought I'd drop in. I love this idea, and your wording is perfect for all those wondeful cooks I know. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I've never tried etching but I like what you have created! I found you at the Cozy Home Party! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What an awesome idea!!!!! It would certainly eliminate resorting to use masking tape and address labels.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  16. So cute. What fonts did you use? I just love how both of them go together.

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  17. I love this idea - what a nice gift for the baker in your life!

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  18. Oh, I LOVE that beer glass! How creative of you! I'm happy to be your newest follower, and I'm hoping you'll stop by my BRAND NEW blog and follow me back!!

    Thanks a million :)
    Sarah @ Dotted Line Crafts

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  19. Oh...you really make me want to buy a Silhouette! All your projects are great! I am a new follower :).
    Eilis
    my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com

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  20. This is lovely! It would make an awesome gift! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-15.html

    Have a great week!!

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  21. It is a fantastic gift - one anyone would love to give. Your graphics are right on!!

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  22. Oh I love this idea! What a great gift....after I make one for myself, of course. Just pinned it for later. So glad I found you via Trendy Treehouse linky party. I'm your newest follower!

    Jamie

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  23. Love Love Love This! Now to find my Slice so I can see what I can make with it. =( Don't have a Silhouette. This might be a good reason to get one!

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  24. I just got a Silhouette for Christmas, and glass etching is on my "things to do" list for a few gifts...things for showing me how easy this can be! I love it! I am a new follower...found you through 504 Main.

    Erin at http://chronicchristiancrafter.blogspot.com

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  25. I came here from the Check Me Out Saturday party. What an amazing job! Such a nice idea for gift giving.

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  26. Hello again! Just wanted to tell you I featured your baking dish on my party features tonight. Thank you so much for participating in my first party, and I hope to see you again next week.

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  27. I love this decent gift ideas ,awesome post thanks for share it.

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  28. I received a gift from my former boyfriend and I smiled when I open it I was so amazed because it made from an etched glass. Thanks for him!

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  29. I have done a small amount of etching in the past but was afraid to try it on my pans but after seeing this I am going to give it a try. I really need to figure out how to cut a stencil from transfer paper or vinyl.

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