This DIY glass etching barware is created with a simple Dremel tool and dollar store glasses for my daughter's new apartment.
A little while ago when I wrote about engraving wood slice ornaments I mentioned that I wanted to try glass etching. Well, here it is.
My youngest just moved into a new apartment with her girlfriend and she's using an old desk as a bar. That had me thinking about making her some barware. I thought about making more glasses from wine bottles. However, we haven't had many empties lately, but I'm sure that will change after the holidays.
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DIY Glass Etching to Create Fun Barware
In the meantime, I picked up two nice lowball glasses from the dollar store to engrave the girls' initials.
This was so easy. It did take a little patience. Something I need to work on.
Print out whatever pattern you want to etch. I chose the first initial of the girls' names with a circle around the initial.
Tape it on the inside of the glass and then trace over it with your Dremel tool.
I used the Dremel Stylo+ with the #7103 accessory designated for glass etching. If you already have a different Dremel tool it will probably work. My husband has one and it's older, and it still works great on all kinds of home repairs, etc.. I just like having one of my own for crafting.
Make sure you work with plenty of light and your readers (if you need them) so that you can see the details of your work. You can hold the Dremel just like a pencil as you trace around the pattern.
After I made the first pass I placed some black paper behind the etching to make it easier to see where I might need a little more work.
I think they turned out pretty great.
If you are worried you could pick up an extra glass to practice on since they are only a dollar.
Now I'm thinking about champagne flutes and wine glasses.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY glass etching tutorial. I'm thinking about trying a vase with a floral pattern next.
P.S. I was not compensated by Dremel for this post. I just love the tool and it has been so fun creating different projects with it.
More Dremel Crafts:
DIY Glass Etching Tutorial to Make Personalized Gifts
- Print out whatever pattern you want to etch.
- Tape it on the inside of the glass.
- Hold the Dremel just like a pencil and trace around the pattern.
WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA. I NEED TO MAKE MORE USE OF MY DREMEL
Thanks Sandi. I couldn't believe how great this one turned out. I need to make more.
What a neat project and fantastic gift - you've got me thinking here for something fun in the garden. May have to keep pondering this idea. Stepping out and doing new things this coming year.
Thanks Carole. I can't wait to see what you come up with.