Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wedding Gift Idea on a Budget-Etched Glass Baking Set

I'm going to give credit where credit is due.  I always do.  Ashley over at Make It and Love it did some glass etching like this and I loved it.  I have made this a couple of times for couples for wedding showers, and this gift is ALWAYS the hit of the shower-with the guests and more importantly, the couple. Everyone is always asking me where they can get a set!

Ashley did a small pyrex baking dish, with her name down one side, and cute trees down the other.  I loved the font she used. Smiley Monster-it's perfect for this project.  I found a 5 piece set of Anchor baking dishes at Wal-Mart for less than $16. Personalize it, and people think you really went all out!  I usually add some applique dish towels and little recipe cards of our favorite meals tied with a cute ribbon. 

Perfect gift.
For under $20.
Which makes it even more perfect for us penny pinchers!

Here is what I did to them all.
I used the same steps as I did here on the cookie jar.
(please excuse the pictures.  Etched glass is really difficult to get good pictures of! Especially at midnight! ;))

 I did their last name (Haukebo) down one side of the large baking dish,

 and "made with love" down the other side.

A simple "h" on the measuring cup.

I cut a mirror image of their name in a circle for the bottom of the pie pan. This way when half of a pie is gone, their name is peaking out from underneath.

Here's what it looks like from the bottom.  I did it on the bottom, because I didn't know if etching the inside of it would make food more likely to stick.

 Haukebo on the small baking dish.

They have a great sense of humor, so I couldn't resist doing "haukebowl" on the bowl! They LOVED it!

There you have it. A matching set of baking dishes! (That look like they cost well over the $16 you paid at Wally World!)

Katie (the bride) told me that this needs to be my signature bridal gift-that I will be known for the awesome personalized dishes!  Such a sweet compliment! 

Go forth, etch some dishes for a gift! (or for yourself!)
Remember, if you don't have a Cricut or Silhouette, you still do this! You will just need to trace whatever you want onto contact paper, use an exacto knife to cut it out, and you are good to go!

Today I am thankful for my car.  It's nice having a vehicle that I love and that is dependable!


Kenzie said...

What a great idea! And that way no one can ever steal your dishes!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Awesome idea! I've got a wedding coming up next month (and another one not long after that, and another one, you get the picture?) and I didn't want to break the bank (which is really small already!) Fabulous.

LambAround said...

I would have loved it too! This is brilliant :)

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround!

Lindsay said...

Okay, my jaw actually dropped when I saw this post, because these are so cool! I love this idea on every level - and I think I am going to try it very soon.
I am trying to think of how I could do this for every friend I have who is constantly losing their dishes:)

Kristen said...

I received a 9x13 with this done as a gift and I love it. It's really such a fun idea for a bridal (or any other time) gift!

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I LOVE this. Great idea

Lindsay said...

Great Post!
I referenced it when blogging about the etched glass dishes that I made. If you want, you can check it out here:
Feel free to take the "featured" button from my side bar if you want.
Great blog!
Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady

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