Sunday, July 25, 2010

Let's Etch!

On Friday I tried glass etching for the first time. I am thrilled by how cool the end result is! It was very easy too, for how fantastic the results are. All I did was make a stencil with my Cricut machine out of contact paper. Laid that down on the glass, smoothed out the air bubbles, spread on the etching cream, and let it do all the work. Sixty seconds later I was peeling off the contact paper and voila, I had a super cute and personalized gift!

It would make a really great hostess gift around the holidays, especially if it came filled with some freshly baked cookies! Filling it with biscotti and giving it along with some gourmet coffee beans would also be a good way to gift it. I have a lot of etching cream left and an itch to use it on everything in sight. I have a feeling my family and friends are all going to be finding something underneath the tree that's been etched in some way!

If I'd had more time I would've staged the picture better with cookies and a cute Christmas tag for Kendra's Christmas in July party. I planned on making it all week long, but of course it wasn't until the day I needed it that I bought all the supplies and etched the cookie jar. I had to wrap it almost immediately after I finished. I can say, it's a great last minute gift!
Here's the birthday girl at our fun Mom's Night Out at The Melting Pot! Yummy!!! She loved the cookie jar, with its contemporary three-initial monogram for couples: Wife's First Name Initial – Couple's Last Name Initial – Husband's First Name Initial. I figured her birthday, so her first initial should come first.Here I am right before leaving, just thought some of you might like to see the solution I finally came up with after asking for your fashion advice before. I feel a lot better with my shoulders a bit more covered up and the shorter length of the cardigan makes me feel a little hipper than the longer blue one. For me, this is all gussied up...note the lipstick, low heels and is that...why yes, even a bit of mascara, LOL! Did you notice my super cute new Vera Bradley Frill handbag? LOVE IT, the rosette is my favorite part.

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11 Friends Said:

Anonymous said...

Katie you look amazing, and I'm loving the monogrammed jar. Have a great week!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

You look adorable, as does that cookie jar! (Although no post should have the words "all I did was" and "Cricut machine" in the same sentence. Having to remind myself of that great commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Cricut. :)

Vanessa said...

Very cute, it makes the perfect gift!

Michelle said...

You look beautiful!! I love the melting pot what a fun night out :0)

My brother just got a glass etching kit, I am very interested in testing it out now :0)

Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy said...

This is soo cute! I love glass etching with the cricut and this turned out great!
-Jessica at

Christine said...

Hi, I love etching! I haven't tackled that in a have totally inspired me. The jar came out terrific!

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS cookie jar, Katie! It turned out great - I LOVE monograms, too! Fabulous job!

Sassy Sites! said...

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Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

Super cute!! I really want to try to etch glass, thank for the idea!!

MBC Scrapbooking said...

Hi Katie:) Very cute jar- etching is new to me- I've never heard of that technique before. You and your daughter look adorable together. My daughter loves wearing "fancy dresses" as well:)

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

You look fantastic! I love the handbag. I must have missed the post when you asked for fashion advice, but you nailed it!

You are making me want a Cricut! That jar looks fab and after seeing the infomercial...I know the possibilities of creations are endless.

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