Monday, December 15, 2008

A Christmas Gift and a Bridal Shower Gift

I followed Kairle's Happy Valley Quilter tutorial here and made two etched Pyrex dishes.

I let the etching solution sit on the dishes for a long time. One was 30 minutes and the other 50 minutes but you really can't tell the difference. I wish that I would have pressed the contact paper template firmer onto the glass because I had some etch solution seep through to the glass. Notice that the 'I', 'V' and 'E' have a little wonky wave going on around the letters. I did address a few Holiday cards while I let the etching solution do 'it's magic'. I brought another set of Pyrex dishes and want to etch one as a gift for DS's 'on again' girlfriend. I thought I would use her first name then that way she will be able to use the dish forever! :)

One is a Bridal Shower gift that I will be attending on December 28th and the other is a Christmas gift. I included 4 hot pads in each and a cookbook.
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7 comments:

Linda said...

Wow what a great gift idea! Is it too late for me to try this too? Lets see Christmas is in only 9 days - sure there is still time (just kidding)

JoAnne said...

What pretty gifts, Pat! That's a new one on me....

Stephanie D. said...

What a clever idea! I'll have to file this away somewhere or I'll forget it! That'd be a great housewarming gift, too!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Very useful and practical gift - I love that idea!
Cheers!
Evelyn

Linda_J said...

I think they turned out wonderfully especially since it is your first try! Clever to include the potholders and a cookbook too. I would have loved to have someone do that for me as a young cook, I know.

Sweet P said...

I love your casserole dishes. They are a wonderful gift idea.

Alycia said...

What a great idea!