How to Etch Glass: Personalized Pyrex Dishes

 How to Etch Glass: Personalized Pyrex Dishes  This fun etching craft makes the perfect Christmas, holiday, birthday or wedding gift! We've moved around a lot in the last 19 years and that means getting rid of things repeatedly. I nearly got rid of everything in my kitchen once, but guess what?  The Pyrex dish with my name on it, stayed...through all the moves. It's so nice for potlucks or taking a meal to a neighbor, because your name is permanently on the dish--so it will get returned! Again, it's a great gift idea!  Supplies Needed: Pyrex (or other glass) Dish Vinyl--could use Contact Paper too (to fit inside the dish) Transfer tape (optional) Cricut Machine (Could use hobby knife and alphabet stencils) Glass Etching Cream Dish Soap and Paper Towel  Begin by cutting the desired names out of the vinyl. I used my Cricut Maker, but again, this could be done with a hobby knife and stencils on cheap contact paper.  Then pull the inside (or positive space

Shabby Chic Rustic Metal Pumpkins DIY

Shabby Chic Rustic Metal Pumpkins DIY Make your own rustic pumpkins for the perfect Autumn decor.  I saw something similar at Hobby Lobby and knew I could recreate it with some items I already had.  These add such a fun shabby chic element to our front porch for the Fall holidays.  I love how these turned out! These are pretty easy to make in an hour or two.  The bigger they are, the easier they are to start big and then go smaller.  Aren't they awesome looking!? You will need:  (Affiliate links included) Metal Ribbon ( here or here  or here ) Tree Branch Sticks (8, 6 and 4 inches) Tree Branch Sticks (short pieces for the stems) 3/4" Screws with Washers Drill and Bits Hot Glue/Gun E6000 Glue Begin by opening up the metal ribbon and letting it relax a little. Use a drill bit to pilot a hole in the center of the branches. Loosely wrap the metal in a circle around the stick...letting it bulge slightly on the