Stick a Pin in it: glass etching

posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 Howdy Ho!

Welcome to another week of "Stick a Pin in it."

Each Wednesday I highlight a project I did during the week using inspiration gained from Pinterest, hence "pinspiration."

 This week I took a fun idea from 7th House on the Left (a super cute DIY Home blog...a must to check out). Originally, their idea used frosted vinyl on a door, I was more inspired to take vinyl and use it to etch my name into my baking dishes.

I don't do much baking, but personalized dishes sounded fun...
 For this project you will need:
Silhouette Cameo (or another cutting machine of choice)

 I designed each bake dish on my Silhouette Cameo, once I had the right dimensions I then printed (or cut) out my design then I laid each design on the back side of my baking dish.

***VERY Important***
For aesthetic purposes I have my designs going from right-to-left so you can see what they look like. But actually I cut out the design with the words backwards so that when you look in the dish you can read it properly.


If you want a great tutorial on how to use vinyl and the Silhouette visit these lovely ladies.

Once I put the etching cream over the glass I let it sit for 15-20 minutes then I washed it off and voila!
For this dish I used:
Fonts: Honey Script and Levenim MT
Bunting: 3 banners by Silhouette

For this dish I used:
Fonts: Honey Script and Geosanslight
Polk-a-dots: medium circle pattern by Silhouette


Also, if you sent me an email wanting a Pinterest invite and still haven't got one yet please email me again...last week I got inundated with emails so I may have missed it. Sorry folks :)

If you've been inspired by Pinterest I would love to see you projects too!

Please feel free to link away, BUT....
*Only link to a specific post
*make sure your post includes what pinterest idea inspired you!

Thanks ya'll!


  1. Love this idea!

  2. Awesome job on the etching! Thanks for the chance to link up as well!

  3. LOVE it!! Such a great idea. I hate when I take food somewhere and never get my dish back! :)

  4. I didn't know glass etching was so easy (or at least you make it seem easy). I'll have to try that out! Thanks for the post Halsey

  5. Such a smart idea! You'll always get your dish back!

  6. Are the dishes safe for oven use after etching I mean heat wise once the glass has been etched? I have really been wanting to do some of these as gifts but I wasn't sure. Love your designs

  7. Also wondering the safety of this. I have heard that it can disrupt the bond on dishes such as pyrex. Have you had any issues? I would hate to give as a gift and have it explode!

  8. Hi
    So once you stick the vinyl on the glass, you cover the glass around the vinyl with the etching cream? Im a bit confused. Please help. Wanting to do this for my step mother for Christmas!
    Thank you!!


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