Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Handmade Personalized Christmas Gifts Tutorial


I have seen others do this with etching cream and contact paper, I read they weren’t dishwasher safe, and well, in my house if it can’t go in the dishwasher it doesn’t get used that much. Doing it this way the dishes are dishwasher safe.

Ok, I have never written a tutorial so bear with me here. 
Use a glass dish.  I looked for ones that didn’t have a lot of manufactures emblems and such on the bottom.  

Choose your font.  I use Word 2007.  Then print it out using T-shirt transfer paper selection on your printer.  Which mine HP 8500 does not have, so I choose to do a word art and flip it.  (much more complicated this way)  You need it to print in reverse.

Cut out and tape the design to the inside of the dish.

P1040320Flip the dish upside down.
Using a Dremel tool, etch the design onto the bottom dish following the pattern.   You are actually etching all the letters backwards.  That way when the dish right side up the design will show properly.

When done rinse off the dish and marvel at your creation!
When we started doing this we began with easier fonts.  Now we feel comfortable enough to do almost any.  For me the bigger the font size the easier it is. 
This is linked up to:
Tatertots and Jello Friday
Works for me Wednesday
Blue Cricket Design
Today's Creative Blog 
Not Just a Housewife
Katie's Nesting Spot 


Simply Tasheena said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

~Mrs. Delightful

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Where were you three weeks ago? Great idea, we have alot of pot luck families here!

North Laurel said...

That is totally AWESOME!!! Thank you for the tutorial. *I* could do this... great idea! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

PS- thanks for stopping by my blog; about ereaders: it took me a while to 'get on board' and I will never give up my physical books but now I won't give up my Kindle ;) I like the Fire but (don't tell my hubby!) like my Kindle even more!

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That would make a great gift. I think I would feel more comfortable with an easier font. :-) Great tutorial! I am a new follower visiting from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky from Mess For Less

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I love this idea I'd love you to add this (and any other posts you like) to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW


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