I rarely give store-bought gifts. Its just my nature to make something -hopefully cute- to give a friend or relative. Every now and then I want to give something *extra* special. For example, this weekend was my best friend Amy’s bridal shower. It was my first time really meeting her family, and while I’m not in the wedding I want to do everything I can to make the day special for her. I really wanted to get something she could use, because being a broke new bride is not easy (I would know). But I also wanted to make sure that it was heartfelt, and that she would think of me whenever she saw it.
I finally settled on some Pyrex that she had registered for, with the addition of 2 kitchen towels. I personalized them both.
What you need:
- NEW Pyrex or Anchor dishes.(The old formula will not etch)
- Armour Etch
- Gloves, Newspaper, protective covering.
- Stencil for the name ( I made mine with vinyl on my Silhouette)
- Two kitchen towels
- Fabric paint
How To Make It:
- Figure out the center of the side of your dish. Center your stencil there. The self adhesive stencils work the best for this project, as you might need to etch and re-etch without removing the stencil.
- Apply the Armour etch according to directions. Be careful not to get it on yourself or anything else. I globbed it right on. Let set 5 minutes.
- Rinse with water – avoid removing your stencil if you can. Since mine was adhesive vinyl, it held up through the rinsing just fine.
- Let the design dry and have a look at it. If it is etched enough for you- you’re done! If not, repeat the last step. I etched each of mine twice.
- I also wanted to add some towels in amy’s favorite kitchen color. So, while making the stencil for the fill name, I made one with just the first letter. I centered it on the towel and dabbed the paint on until covered. Voila!
Everyone at the shower loved the dishes, and Amy was happy as well. Now she’s all set for potlucks and gatherings- not to mention home-cooked meals for her soon-to-be hubby!
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20 thoughts on “Personalized Pyrex + Kitchen Towels”
I was curious if the etching holds up in the dishwasher & same for the painted towels. If giving as a gift I’d hate for them to get ruined without proper care.
Thanks for your help, I love these!
Hey Morgan, The etching is actually etched into the glass, so it holds up to anything! The paint, as long as it is good and saturated into the fibers will also hold up to washing. It may fade a bit over time though.
This is a great idea! I ran across your site through Pinterest and I am so glad I did! I was buying myself a Cricut for Christmas bbut when you mentioned the Silhoutte (of which I’d never heard), I quickly did a google search for reviews and the Silhouette is the clear winner. Will now be purchasing myself a Silhouette. Thanks a lot!
I’m happy to have helped! The Silhouette is definitely the way to go, especially if you have experience with drawing programs!
What font did you use?? Love it.
Its called Greko Deco, I’m glad you like it!
Kayla, this is such a wonderful personalized gift and I’m thrilled to be featuring your post on tomorrow’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!
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That’s a great wedding gift! I love the font you used for the stencil. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.
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What a great idea! I always write my name on my pyrex dishes with a sharpie before I take them to get togethers, etc. If I did this, I would be sure to always get my dish back and it wouldn’t look tacky. Definitely need to try this!
I would love it if you’d come and share this at my new link party, Off the Hook!
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What a great idea for a wedding present! Pinning this to my party board 🙂
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This is a great idea! I wish I had seen this before the bridal shower I went to a couple of weeks ago!!!
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Hi there! I did something similar to your towels. I used Citra-Solv and Iron ons on a different one. Yours is really cute!
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This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!
I love the personalized pyrex. I have it on my list of things to try. You’ve made it look so easy. I can see why everyone at the shower loved your thoughtful and personalized gifts to the bride to be.
amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com
Amy, It *IS* that easy! I mean really, the hardest part was centering the stencil. =D