Thursday, January 6, 2011

Handmade Christmas #1

The gift I planned for my sister’s families didn’t work out due to time constraints so I came up with something new…

I purchased some glass cookware at a very reasonable price and ran through Michael’s with my weekly coupon and grabbed me some of this…etchingIt’s a little pricey so don’t forget your coupon!
Then a special someone gave me a leftover roll of contact paper and I went to work.

Now if only I was in possession of a little friendly tool (aka: silhouette) I would’ve been in business, but instead I rocked the x-acto knife.

I wanted to etch the glass on the bottom of the pan so I (okay…in actuality: Mr. Wilson) printed out last names in mirrored form. I covered the bottom of each pan with contact paper, then taped the name, centered, on top of that…like so.IMG_4729 Make sure it is going to look exactly how you want from the normal perspective.IMG_4731Then I cut away…adding a little freehand cuteness to spice it up a bit.
IMG_4732  Then I read the back of my Armour Etch and followed directions…well, kind of. I left the cream on much longer than directed because I just wasn’t sure how well it would work on the glass I had. (sometimes, the cheaper glass doesn’t work as well as the pyrex goodness) They ended up working great!IMG_4734 I made one for myself first as the test run…I’m not sure if it was just because mine was an older-used with lots of love-kind of dish, but mine turned out a little blotchy. The rest were perfect.IMG_4896 I added 2 freezer paper stencil monogrammed dish towels with the gift and then wrapped and gave. I also made one for Andrew’s school teacher and filled hers with chocolate instead of towels…she seemed to love the alteration.
It was so easy and fun to do – I’m pretty sure this might become the standard Wilson teacher gift.  Go try it – then your dishes will always know were home is.   :)

3 comments:

Kristy said...

Love it!!! What font did you use?

Wilson Family said...

You would have to ask Mr.Wilson for that one. (I hope that was a giggle inducing sentence) :) His contribution to the gift was printing out the names for me so he just gave me some options and I said...ummm, that one. Sorry, not the answer you were looking for....

Sara, Nick, and kids said...

omg that is so awesome! i love it! i hope i remember this! they look great ;)

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