This year for Christmas I got one of my sisters a 9×13 and 8×8 pan. I made sure they had lids because my favorite pans have lids. It’s the best way to travel with them or save the leftovers!
Anyway, some of our pans have our last name on them that we got as wedding gifts and it’s great for when you take them places. Everyone knows who the pans belong to. Well my sister isn’t married yet, so I wanted to just put her first name on it for now and her married name on it in the future. So I etched the glass!
Here’s how you etch glass.
Now the best way to do it is to use vinyl. I thought maybe using a stencil would work too…well it did, but the lines weren’t quite as crisp as I wanted. So if you want the exact lines, definitely use vinyl letters or designs. For step by step instructions on using the vinyl, head to Make It & Love It.
But I’m going to show you the stencil way.
Start with your stencils. I got a soft plastic alphabet set so I could cut them and place them as I wanted. I placed the letters on the bottom of the pan and taped them down. Make sure the letters are backwards so they are the correct way when you look at the name through the top of the pan.
Then put the Etching Cream over the stencil. You can find etching cream at craft stores. Mine came from Hobby Lobby. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Then wash off the etching cream with water. Then peel off the stencils and tape and wash the entire area well with soap and water. It’s ok to use your fingers. I was afraid to at first since it’s an acid, but with the water running, it didn’t do anything to my hands.
And there you have the finished product! And now everyone knows who this belongs to! My sister loved it!
So you can see with mine, the letters aren’t quite as crisp, but I think it still turned out really cute!
Also, this etching cream is permanent, so it can’t be redone. But that also means that it can be washed over and over!
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