Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Need a quick, inexpensive teacher gift?

Need a quick, inexpensive teacher gift?  How about etching bakeware?  Walmart has very inexpensive pans ($10 or less) that you can use.  I have almost 10 teachers to get gifts for and this is actually a practical, yet personalized, gift.  I used the Cricut Storybook cartridge for the lettering.
To see how to etch onto glass bakeware, check out my video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):


HERE'S SOME MORE INFO:

Q: Will Armour Etch or Etch Bath work on my Pyrex, ovenware glass or hurricane glass?
A: Armour Etch and Etch Bath will not work on SOME Pyrex items. Some Pyrex (ovenware) is manufactured by a heat process that fortifies the glass for use in your oven. This process can be decorated with etchants. Another process to create ovenware is to bond a plastic coating to the outside of the glass object to also fortify the glass item. This process will NOT allow the etchants to work as the etchants are not strong enough to break through the plastic coating. The only way to tell the difference between the two manufacturing process is to place a tiny dot of the etchant in a place on your overware where the dot, if it should etch, will not be an issue for you. Let the dot stay on for one minute, wash it off and dry the area completely before you determine whether or not you have a success.

Also, I consulted a Materials Science Engineer about whether the etching would cause the pan to crack after repeated baking episodes and she stated that the cooking temperatures are not high enough to cause any problems.

For more info and answers to other questions, click HERE!

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16 comments:

  1. Gosh, finally figured out how to comment! Love your work Joy and all the inspiration you share. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Marsha

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  2. I love doing this. Thanks for the video.

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  3. AWESOME IDEA!!! THANK YOU Sweet Joy!
    HUGS,
    Emma:)

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  4. Wow how creative are you what a unique idea wow thanks and just keep spreading your "JOY"!!

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  5. Thank you for showing us how to do this. I am a visual person and seeing it done really helps. Thanks again for sharing and I will pick up that cartridge immediately.

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  6. Great video, I am glad you went into your video vault to share this idea. I am going to make a few of these gifts!! Happy holidays!! Diane ;)

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  7. Thanks for sharing. What a great idea. I have the cartridge already and some vinyl just did not know that I needed transfer tape. Have to get the transfer tape and give your project a try. Thanks.

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  8. Very nice idea!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  9. Awesome idea, I have had this Armour Etch for quite sometime, forgot all about it! Now I need to run to Target to get some glassware!!

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  10. Love your vids... thanks for posting them. This is a wonderful gift idea! Kathi

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  11. I've toyed with the idea of etching for years...I don't know why I haven't tried it! You made it look so simple!

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  12. Hi - I tried going to the cricutchristmas.blogspot you mentioned at the end of your video and it took me to the Everyday Cricut old blogspot : ( Can you put more specific directions or a link on your blog spot so we can see what great ideas you have over there? Thanks!

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