Showing posts with label Glass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glass. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some Simple Wedding Presents

Our friends, Jon and Maggie, just got married this past weekend. Here are the wedding presents that I made for them. One was an etched pitcher with their new initial and the other a set of dinner napkins with their monogram.

For the pitcher, I used etching cream and this tutorial. I had initially thought to freezer paper stencil the napkins because I'm slightly obsessed with that right now, but I ran out of time and decided to go with transfer paper instead.

As a surprise, I also put engagement pictures of Jon and Maggie on some of the napkins, also using transfer paper.

Congratulations Jon and Maggie!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I had these coasters that I found at the Target dollar spot many years ago. they were the glass kind that you slide in pictures and had a nice white border. Well, Luke hated them. Even more so when we had Isaac. He just knew Isaac was gonna cut his finger off with one of them :) I actually started not liking them after a while. The condensation just ran right off them them (defeating the purpose of the coaster) and cups always stuck to them then came crashing down. Too much drama. So they've just stayed stored away. Then my brain started working on how repurpose these.

I took off the photo pocket and scraped ( i mean seriously scraped) the white border off until I had a nice clean, clear glass square. I had seven of them. And this is what I ended up with!
I love it. Luke wasn't too sure about it, but when I was all done and they were displayed, he loved them.

It was pretty easy, once you got past the scraping. Of course, if you have floating frames or other plane glass panels, you won't have to go through the scraping. Then I picked a word and a simple design. I don't have a stencil maker so I picked easy fonts and design I knew I would be cutting them by hand. I printed it on card stock and cut away.
My initial plan was to glue the letter to the back of the glass, but, the mod podge showed badly and very messily on the front of the letters, so I just glued to the front of the glass. Uh, so fun. Except, I centered the "a" instead of putting it low to like up with the other letters, but you can't tell too badly.

Next hurdle, how to keep them standing. I walked the aisles of the Dollar Tree looking for something that would work. I found some cord clips. 16 for a dollar, not bad. I spray painted them black. When it was time to slide the glass panel in, I noticed that it wasn't completely sturdy and could very easily lean. So I just added a bit of hot glue for stability, and voila:It stands!! These were so easy and so fun. I was done in one day and I love love love what it adds to our living room! And total cost of the project.....$1! I had everything on hand except the cord clips. Which made Luke love it even more!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Craft Club and Glass Etching!

Last Thursday, I attended my very first Craft Club. It was so fun and fulfilling. Not only because we did crafts, but because I got to spend a night away from home, by myself, with some awesome ladies! The craft this month was glass etching. Here's how my baking pan turned out. Now whenever I take a meal to someone, there will be no wondering who it belongs to! For a complete tutorial on how to etch your own glass, visit this link over at Create Studio.

Thanks Sarah for a great time!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Glass Painting

This finding other ways to be creative is really working for me!! Here's a check off of my "To-Craft" List. I got the idea from a Woman's Day Craft book from the library. Here's the page:And here's how I went about it. I used this glass paint set I picked up at Michael's with a coupon!!! And the glass plate I already had at home.
The book said to trace the butterfly on some paper and tape them around the plate. That was too much work for me so I just took a wipe marker and drew them on the TOP of the plate. Then turn the plate over and paint on the BOTTOM. It needed an hour to dry between the black outline and the inside color. And this is what turned out. I'm super excited with how it looks!!!I've got glass bowls that I'll use one of to make a little set. Who knows? Maybe this'll be the first thing I try to sell. Any takers?? :)


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