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DIY Gifts: Etched Glass Gifts

on 7.24.2016 at 3:37pm

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DIY Glass etched gifts
Recently I saw a DIY for a personalized etched casserole dish and I fell in love with it.  I think glass-etched things make the perfect gifts.  I was a little intimidated by the etching because I’ve never used it before.  But, my friend etched her entire front door, so how hard could it be?

Not hard at all!  This is one of the simplest DIY gifts you can make.


Silhouette Stencil
Armour Etch
Foam Brush
Glass To Be Etched


I found a really cute pitcher from Target for $12 and I immediately knew what I wanted to do.  We went home and printed a saying on our Silhouette machine on a normal vinyl sticker with a sticky back which came with the machine.

If you have a steady hand and an Exacto knife, you could trace the letters you want on a sticky-back stencil and cut it out yourself.

pitcher 2

Peel out all of the letters from your stencil.


Attach the stencil to a clean, dry surface.  Make sure you press firmly around all of the letters so the etching cream doesn’t seep through.


I added some extra tape to the left side of my stencil (it’s clear) to make sure the etching didn’t bleed over to that side since it had a thin border.


Now glob on the etching cream with the foam paintbrush so you don’t see the letters underneath anymore.

Let the cream sit for 1-2 minutes (without touching it) rinse all of the cream off in the sink with lukewarm water.


Carefully peel off the stencil.  If some of the stencil etched away, that’s okay!


Wash the glass with soap and water and you’re done!  Wrap it up and put that beauty under the tree.  The 3 oz bottle of Armour Etch can be a bit pricey ($10), but for this entire quote I used less than 1/8 of the bottle.  This stuff goes a long way.  You can make lots of personalized gifts with it!

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    • LeLu23

      Thank you for making this project seem so do-able! Very sweet and thoughtful gift idea.

    • Deb

      Hi, Folks!, I’ve been doing etched glass for the pat year. I know enough to be dangerous. I would like to recommend you send your glass item through the dish washer before gifting. And yes, glass etching is not only do-able, it’s quite fun. All the Best,

    • jembetcing!09@AOL.COM

      I’ve found (and I think the bottle says?) you can re-use the etch crème, if you find a way to get it off the project and into the bottle that is….
      Also for less permanent solutions, glass etch also holds the color of quality colored pencils. As an art teacher I used to allow my student to color what they had etched on dollar store mirrors. I handled the etch crème- they just taped the areas with blue tape (rub really hard)