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Madalynn had a great idea to make Disney themed dishes to use on our Family Reunion trip to Disneyland next year. She is all about the details. I had only done glass etching once before, so I was excited to try it with her. It ended up being such a fun and simple project and very inexpensive. If you know someone who loves Disney, (or any other motif), a set of dishes or dessert plates would be such a fun and appreciated gift! Here are the things that we used:
You will also need peel and stick vinyl to use to cut out your stencils. My Daughter-in-law cut ours out for us on her Silhouette cutter. She went to the Disney site and found some designs that she used with her cutter. If you have a Silhouette, you will know what I mean. If you don't have access to a vinyl cutter, here are some stencils you can purchase on Amazon. They need to be adhesive stencils.
Here are the easy steps to etch your glass items:
First, be sure that your glass surfaces are clean. You will need a cup of rinse water, the etching cream and an old paint brush. You may want to wear gloves when working with the etching cream.
Finally, when the cream is all dry, rinse it off under running water. You will want to use a scrubbing pad or rag to get all of the cream off. Then, remove the stencil and look at your amazing results!
*My first attempt has one or two mishaps. Sometimes the coverage was spotty, so I went back and tried the cream again. But, I learned that if I was patient and went over the stencil liberally with the cream and rebrushed it a couple of times and then let it completely dry, the results were much better! It really doesn't take very long for it to totally dry.
Maddy and I are so happy with the results!
What do you think?
Now I have to get busy making more! I can think of so many fun applications!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!