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Has anyone tried etching names on glass? WalMart has the 2-dish Pyrex casseroles for a great price online. I bought five sets and plan to try personalizing them as gifts. I usually mark mine with a Sharpie on the plastic lid but would love to etch the names on the glass. I also have fabric for our local college to make easy carriers.

The WalMart deal has the 2-quart and the 3-quart covered casseroles for $11.24 with no shipping costs if sent to your store. I bought five sets.

Any hints?
Posts: 7561 | Registered: Mar 31, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I haven't etched anything on glass in a long time but the easiest way is to use an etching cream like Etch-All and a stencil. The stencil should be made of a flexible cling vinyl so it clings to the glass and prevents the etching cream from seeping underneath when applied.
I've also used my Dremel for etching.

Another option is painting the names on with acrylic enamel which becomes permanent when air dried for 21-22 days or baked on in your oven.

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Posts: 3204 | Location: The Emerald City, WA | Registered: Apr 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I actually purchased the same set from Walmart and etched the last name on each piece for a wedding gift. I cut my name out on my cricut with the vinyl and used it as my stencil, applied it to the side of the Pyrex dishes and then applied the etching cream and let set for the times required, washed off and it was beautiful and the happy couple loved it. On the small bowls I used the last initial as there was not room for the entire last name. Hope this answers your question.
Donna H.
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Now I'm wanting a Cricut! I've bought two for my DIL for Christmas presents but she lives in another state. I bought the Armour Etching cream with a 40% off coupon today at Michaels. I have gloves. I bought a bunch of popsickle sticks to push around the cream. I need to remember to lock my cat out of the kitchen. She always thinks she should jump into whatever project I'm working on. The cream makes me nervous. I'll try to cut the letters out with a knife first before I spend money on a Cricut. I'm not into scrapbooking so I might never use it again. Ever tried it for applique? I'm a big quilter.
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