Thursday, February 28, 2013

Etched 9x13

Have you ever been at a holiday gathering and not known which dish was yours at the end because all of the 9x13s look similar when the food is gone?  I just lost one this past Thanksgiving because someone took mine home with them. Today's project takes care of that.  Never again will you have to guess which container is yours (or have yours stolen because it looks the nicest ;) ).

I etched a 9x13, an 8x8, and a pie dish as a wedding gift for friends of ours.  It looks difficult, but it really isn't.  It is hard to photograph glass so these look WAY cooler in person.

For the 9x13 and 8x8 I etched the family's name onto the bottom of the pan.  I used my Silhouette machine and vinyl for the words, but you could use contact paper and a craft knife to cut them out too.  After I adhered the vinyl with the letters cut out, (I had to cut it so the words were backwards since I etched the bottom of the pan) I just brushed on the etching cream.  Then I waited about 10 minutes and washed the etching cream off, peeled the vinyl off and I was done!

For the pie pan I got a little creative.  I thought the couple would get a kick out using pi (3.1415...) to identify their pie pan. ;)

Here are a few tips I shared the first time I tried etching glass:
--Etching cream is very powerful and potent and gloves are supposed to be worn when using it. However I found that I was very clumsy with the gloves on and had too many etching cream "accidents" with them on. I couldn't feel the cream on my gloved fingers and I smeared it on things. For example I got some on one plate on accident and etched a little part on the edge. I found it was better for me to just be REALLY careful and leave the gloves off.
--Just a reminder BE CAREFUL-- that cream is powerful and will start working on whatever it touches. You only want to etch glass not the whole area you are working at. ;)

If you are interested in more I have blogged about these etching projects:

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Wedding Ornament

A little over a year ago on one of my Thursday Favorites posts I shared an ornament and said I would make it for the next person that got married.  Two of my cousins got married in 2012 so I decided to give the ornament a try.  Here is the original in the post I shared.  I tried to click the link and it looks like the photo isn't on pinterest anymore so I can't give credit.

Here is my version:

These are simple to make. I got the glass ornament at Michaels at Christmas time.  I decided to etch the ornament to give it a little something extra, but you wouldn't have to.  I then cut the wedding invitation into strips, rolled the strips and shoved them in the ornament.

Now I can cross this off my list of "Pinterest ideas to make".  I like it so much, it might become my go-to extra little gift at the weddings I attend. 

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Utter Relief of Holiness Review and GIVEAWAY

*******This Giveaway is Closed*******
Winner is Merv who said: "My favorite author is Dee Henderson I have read all her books"  I e-mailed you.  Please respond and let me know your address in the next 48 hours.

   I was excited to get to read and review the book, The Utter Relief: How God's Goodness Frees us From Everything that Plagues Us, by John Eldredge because I really enjoyed the last book I read by him, Walking with God.
  In this book,  Eldredge helps us take a look at and redefine what holiness means in our lives and how God can transform our lives and set us free.  I actually haven't finished reading the book yet because I like to read his books a little at a time so that I can really take in and process what he is saying.  He writes some deep Biblical truth and I don't want to miss it!  From what I have read so far though, I would totally recommend going and grabbing a copy.
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