Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Glass Etching

For quite some time I struggled with how to make ownership of the Pyrex dishes obvious - orange-tinted 13" x 9" baking dishes aren't widely available these days. Pinterest came to the rescue, however, with the brilliant solution: glass-etching! So amazingly easy to do, and the results are stunning.

Ordinary, mild-mannered glass bakeware.

Ordinary, mild-mannered contact paper. I made these using an x-acto
knife, before I discovered the wonder of Cricut. Cricuts cut contact
paper beautifully!

Peeled contact paper, attached to bottoms of glassware.


Glass etching cream - I use Armour Etch. It's cheap, and easy to find
at any craft store (Michael's, Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, etc).
Rinse, peel, and...


One for each kitchen.

Even works for pie plates!

Not only is this wonderful for organizing FACS kitchens, it also makes for FABULOUS wedding shower gifts! I etched a whole set for one of my best friends with her married name for her shower, and it was a huge hit with her and the rest of the guests. 


  1. Hello -
    How do you wash these etched dishes?

  2. Hiya! Once you've rinsed off the etching cream, you can wash them just like any other glassware, no special treatment needed. Thanks for reading!