Frugal Homemade Gift Idea: Etching Glass. We are dedicated to bringing you Free / Frugal Christmas Presents this holiday season, and I am excited to share a great guest post with you, describing an awesome homemade gift idea. Thanks to Kerrie Koupon Kueen – More than just coupons – for sharing this idea!
So basically I got 4 gifts for $42 (that’s with the 40% Hobby Lobby coupon). And I have a lot left over for other gifts. My friend that told me about this says that she etches her name on all her casserole dishes so when she makes a meal for someone or brings a dish to a potluck, she knows she will get her dish back! This year I might monogram a vase for a gift.
Here are the directions from the bottle:
1. Cover the glass or mirror with Contact brand vinyl. Next, trace your design through carbon paper onto the vinyl [or you can use stencils to trace in on]. Cut out the design with a hobby knife and peel off pieces of the vinyl to create a stencil. Where the vinyl is removed will become the etched design when you are finished.
3. Apply a thick layer of Armour Etch Cream brushing up and down, then left and right to spread the cream over the entire stenciled area. Allow etching cream to remain on glass 5 minutes.
4. Wash off all traces of Armour Etch Cream with ordinary tap water. Remove the vinyl and thoroughly clean the glass using window cleaner.