Monday, April 26, 2010

Etched Glass Picture Frame

Here's a little project that I made with my new Cricut machine!  I got an awesome deal on a Cricut through an auction on Ebay.  I have been trying out the different features, but this is the first project I have made. 

Donnie's brother got married this weekend and I used this opportunity to make a unique and personalized gift for them to remember their special day. 

To make this personalized frame I used glass etching cream.

I purchased a smaller bottle and used a coupon at Michael's, so it really wasn't that expensive!  I also read that the cream is reusable if you want to scrape it off of the project when it is done etching and pour it back into the bottle. 

I used the Cricut to cut a stencil out of contact paper and placed it on the frame in the spot that I wanted to etch.   You could also cut it out of vinyl, but contact paper is cheaper! 

{You can still do this project even if you don't own a Cricut, by purchasing your stencil from a company that sells vinyl lettering.}  

I applied a thick layer of etching cream, waited 10 minutes and wiped it off.  I would also recommend washing the glass with soap and water to make sure all of the cream is gone.  Remove your contact paper or vinyl and you are all done!  

Super easy and fun!


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  1. What a GREAT idea! I have never tried out glass etching cream.. it's on my to-do list now! Cute gift.

  2. I've been reading your blog for a while & love the things you post! :) I have a Cricut as well, but haven't tried doing any etching yet - I'll have to give it a shot! If you don't already have it, you should seriously consider getting Sure-Cuts-A-Lot for your Cricut. ;)

  3. Wow! This sounds pretty easy and looks fantastic. Can't wait to try it!

  4. OOH I love this idea! I'm going to have to check out that glass etching cream now. Perfect gift idea!

  5. sooo sweet! personalized gifts are the best....i have a wedding to go to this weekend....if i have time (and am motivated enough LOL) i am totally giving this a try! BTW, what cartridge did you use for the lettering?

  6. I love it! What a sweet gift!

    I have never tried to do the glass etching, but I'm going to have to try it now!

  7. hey alisa, love this craft- i featured it on my blog

  8. What a sweet gift! That is a great idea and it turned out beautifully!

  9. Amazing! I didn't even know that you could etch glass yourself. (duh) What a great gift too. Link up to We Can Do It Cheaper @ The Virginia House someday (every Thursday). I love your stuff!

  10. what a great idea to have it etched over the mat! It is lovely, I am sure they appreciate it.

  11. I love that idea. Such a good idea to etch it on the glass! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.



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