I’m so glad I finally have a chance to share these glass etched dessert plates that I made for my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas. I think they are so funny!
Yes, they could be construed as inappropriate and cheeky or you can just remember Alice in Wonderland and assume that I was going with that theme. You be the judge. 😉 I’ll just sit quietly by and nod my head yes to whichever you decide. Tee hee hee
I’m using vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo (and Cricut mat) to help me create my template for the glass etching solution. Remember! It’s like I always tell you…if you’re going to use vinyl lettering to etch the back of something, you’ve got to flip the letters. Flip it good. (Hearing Devo? Ok. It’s just me.)
Never done this before? Don’t worry. Here’s a step by step instructional post on how to create glass etched plates.
Need vinyl? I like to buy mine from Expressions Vinyl.
After weeding the vinyl (removing the pieces I don’t want to use from the ones I do want), I use transfer tape to move it to my plate.
Don’t forget! If you need a step by step tutorial go see this one that I made.
I’m etching the bottom of the plate, so this vinyl is stuck to the underside facing up through the glass. That’s why it’s important to do a reverse cut. 😉
After I had the vinyl stuck down well to my plate, I added Armour Etch to the letters and left it on there about 20 minutes before I washed it off.
How I packaged this to ship to another state:
Besides etching the plates, the most important part of this project was how I tied it all together, literally. I was shipping these plates to another state, so I needed to make sure they were packed safely. I added a monogrammed kitchen towel to the top and then put plain towels between each plate after that. It kept the plates from touching, provided extra cushioning AND made it a little nicer. I used a piece of twill ribbon to tie it all together. Next, I wrapped the whole thing in bubble wrap and taped the edges of the wrap in case the plates came loose. I didn’t want them shooting out of the bubble wrap. Finally, I added some air filled packaging (leftover from Amazon packages I’d received) around the bubble wrapped plates and they got to their destination just fine. YAY!
To help complete the theme, I added a Cheesecake Factory gift card to the top. These plates are perfect for some yummy cheesecake or any dessert!
Here are some other glass etching projects I’ve done.