Want a great Father's Day or Mother's Day gift that
doesn't cost a whole lot?
unique gifts for her parents "who had everything." She was also on a
very limited budget. She writes: "I kept looking at all the glass jars
sitting in my recycling bin awaiting collection on garbage day and thinking,
'there must be something creative I can do with these.' Then, I came across
your website and decided to try my hand at glass etching!"
our pattern number 06-06-130 with a bird and cherries, and had us include the
lettering for "Mom" and "Dad." She filled Dad's completed
jar with peanuts and Mom's with her favorite candy. Both parents were thrilled
with their daughter's thoughtfullness and ingenuity -- and that she'd listened
to all their lessons on thrift!
idea worked out so well that I wanted to share it with other EgressEtch
customers," Liz tells us. "My first project used standard-sized
canning jars, but I'm going to try other sizes, too. You wouldn't believe what
a variety containing commonly used products you can find at the grocery store!
I'm making up my Christmas gift list now around mayonaise jars, jelly jars,
pickle jars, pasta sauce jars, square olive oil bottles, etc. and tailoring the
size and contents to the intended recipient, with gifts ranging from bath salts
to home-made candles!"
She plans to
top some with colorful fabric and ribbons and some with crocheted doilys. We
also suggest a tin lid "pierced" in a design to match the
Egress Etch: It is more difficult to wrap a stencil around rounded or steeply
angled jars, so those with straight sides make the easiest projects. Never try
to etch textured glass!
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