Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Handmade Christmas: Day 7 with Keeping It Simple

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be here with you today!!

Let me introduce myself, I'm Kaysi

Keeping It Simple
With Christmas coming up, I thought that this would be a perfect gift, a personalized casserole dish. Everyone goes to some kind of potluck dinner and we all have had problems of getting our dishes back. So here is a way to personalize it so you don't have that problem anymore!
This is what you'll need
- glass casserole dish (any size)
-contact paper
-glass etching cream
-sponge brush
This is how I made it
1) I used my Cricut to cut out the letters on a 6x12 inch piece of contact paper. You can also use a craft knife to cut out your letters. Make sure that you cut your letter in the side that says contact paper

This is what it looks like once the letters are cut out.
I made it so you can read the name with the casserole is facing up, but if you want to do it so you can read the name from the bottom, then cut on the other side of the contact paper.
2) Place your contact paper on the casserole dish, without taking off the backing.
This is for you to kinda see where you want to place the paper. I would even maybe tape a piece of tape to make where you want the paper to begin. I didn't do that and mine it is a little off center

3) Now start to take off the back of the contact paper.
I took off a little bit and then pressed it onto the casserole dish. I slowly continued to take it off while pushing the paper down.

4) Make sure to get all of the air bubbles out, especially around the edges of the letters. If you have letters that have holes, make sure to add those also.

5) Using your glass etching cream and sponge brush, apply it onto the contact paper. Make sure to wear gloves

You will want to put a generous amount on there. Start by going up and down and then from side to side.

6) Allow to sit on there for 5 minutes.
-Here's a tip, when it's done sitting you can put the excess cream back into the bottle and use it again
7) Rinse the cream off with tap water and peel off contact paper

8) Wash with window cleaner and dry

And just like that, you have your own personalize dish!
If you want to see more simple and easy crafts, stop by my blog!
Thanks for having me today Tasha, it's been fun!!

Thanks Kaysi! I have actually always wondered how to do etched glass. This is a great Christmas gift idea. Kaysi shares lots and lots of inspiration and tutorials over at her blog Keeping it Simple. She is one crafty fun lady.  Go check her blog out.  She is off on maternity leave right now, but she has some fun guest bloggers sharing some fabulous tutorials too. 


Very Verdant said...

This is a great idea...thanks for sharing!

kpmattingly said...

I've seen this before somewhere...and love it. Would make a great Christmas or wedding gift. Thanks for all the steps!

Kelly said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA!! Here is another fun tip - TJMAXX and Ross have those kind of glass items for super good deals.

I know what some of my friends are getting for Christmas this year!

Chris said...

Something I've always wanted to tackle...hmmm gotta find some etching cream!

susies1955 said...

So awesome.
Just found you and am following.

Renee said...

Where do you find the etching creme? My Michaels store does not carry it. I might have to order it online. Oh, and I just found your sight and I am going to start following.

Kaysi said...

I got mine from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. But you can also get it from

Keeping it Simple

Mandy Coffey said...

is the etched glass oven safe?

Kelly said...

Tasha - Thank you again for hosting this great tutorial! I made a dish for one of my friends at work - she loved it!

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