Glass Etching Craft Projects

September 11, 2008

etched tall waterNever lose a pan at a pot luck dinner again. This was a big hit among friends and family last Christmas. I gave everyone 9x13 inch baking pans that had their name etched into the bottom of the pan.


First, find a font on the computer that you like. Print it out almost as large as the full bottom of the glass pan. Thicker letters look great. When you print it, print it backwards, like you would for an iron-on transfer. Take a piece of contact paper, smooth it on to the outside bottom of the pan, tape the font paper over the contact paper. Use an X-acto knife to cut out the letters of the font. Make sure you press hard enough to cut through the paper and the contact paper under it. Then, pick out the contact paper letters. You will be left with a perfect stencil on the bottom of your pan. Remove the extra paper. Use glass etching acid (available for under $5 at any hobby store). Paint it on, let it sit for 4 minutes, and wash it off.

I etched over 50 pans last Christmas with total cost of each gift of less than $8.00. Pyrex does not etch well. Look for glass pans that do not have a lot of trademarks or writing on the bottom. Anchor-Hocking sells a 9x13 inch at Walmart for under $6.50. It etches beautifully. The Anchor-Hocking set of 3 pans has too much writing on the bottom to etch well.

Source: My friend Jennifer was playing with glass etching acid. She came up with the idea to do pans

By Amateur Parent from Plano, TX

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November 23, 2004

Use these to fill with homemade lotions, body washes, or even decorate canning jars for Xmas salts or homemade food items. Make your own etched candle votives too!

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November 13, 2004

It's easy to give store-bought bottles a "homemade touch" by etching them with a special message or design, then filling them with something your recipient will love.

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December 22, 2009

Make your guests a real star by marking their glass with this easy removable star. A free stencil for etching your holiday glasses.

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August 25, 2013

This is a page about etching a glass bottle. One method of decorating a plain glass bottle is by etching.

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May 21, 2013

This page is about adding etching to a glass shower door. A hard water damaged glass shower enclosure may not have to be replaced by adding some etching.

Nice bathroom with a glass shower door.

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