Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Glass Etched Pyrex Dishes

I have finally tried out glass etching - and it is so much fun, and WAY easier than I expected. While I was in California, I missed two weddings - which was sad, but o well, it happens. Anyway, I made a glass etched dish for each couple to go along with our gift. At least this way, even though I missed the weddings I still felt like I was a part of a least something cool!
Glass Etched Pyrex Dish {Breezy Pink Daisies}
I used my cricut to cut out the letters. It took me forever to figure out how to work this, but place the vinyl front-side down to cut your letters. You have to do it backwards because you will etch on the bottom on the glass - not inside where food will go. Oh, and I used the Jasmine cartridge. (If you don't have a cricut you can print on the backside of your vinyl and then use an exacto knife to cut out the letters)

Frugal Crafty Tip: When I say vinyl I'm not actually using vinyl! It's contact paper (from the dollar store) and works exactly the same!
Cutting Vinyl for Back of a Dish {Breezy Pink Daisies}

Next comes the hardest part - sticking the vinyl to the back of the dish. Make sure most of the bubbles are out and that it is mostly centered. It doesn't have to be perfect - you'll go crazy if you are aiming for perfectly centered! Mine looked like this:

Now for the fun and really easy part! Dab on the armor etch stuff (beware - this stuff smells) and continue to paint over the exposed areas, making sure every open space is covered. I did this for about 3 minutes (their website says you only need to do it for one minute though).

After you've had fun swirling that white goey stuff around, bring your dish over to the sink, rinse it off with warm water (I believe the warm water helps de-active it so it won't etch other areas of the dish). And get excited to do a little happy dance, peel off the vinyl, and Ta-Da! There you have it!

At this point I also cleaned the bottom of the glass with window cleaner and a paper towel, to make sure everything was off and that it looked pretty.
Glass Etched Pyrex Dish {Breezy Pink Daisies}
So, if you are having a wedding soon, and I'm invited - you just might get one of these!

I'm trying to decide what I want to etch for myself now..the possibilities are endless and I'm so excited! :)


  1. I love this! So will it stay on through dishwasher runs?

  2. I saw that you did the etching to the side of the Pyrex letter. Can you etch over the Pyrex letter?

    1. Yes and I actually do that all I the time now. I love the way big names look!!


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