Etched Glass Storage Jars
Keep pantry staples organized with a set of glass storage jars customized with etched lettering. I LOVE these! Aren't they fabulous? They look great as storage jars in the kitchen or bathroom, but I was also thinking about gifts. Especially teacher gifts. A nice jar with their name etched on it would be so nice for them to use on their desk. How about an etched baking dish as a gift. Wouldn't it be great to receive a pie dish or baking dish as a gift with your name etched on it?
The jars above are called cracker jars. They can be purchased at Wal Mart in several different sizes
1. Clean and dry the glass. Using painter's tape, mark off the area you want to etch. Attach vinyl stick-on letters and decorative tape; press hard to ensure they are attached firmly.
2. Cover work surfaces (be sure to work in a well-ventilated area). Put on protective gloves and an old shirt with long sleeves. Paint an even layer of etching cream onto glass. Let stand for amount of time indicated by manufacturer's instructions.
3. Rinse with warm water in a stainless steel sink. (Avoid porcelain sinks; the cream damages glazed surfaces.) Remove letters and tape.
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Activist Susan B. Anthony