For my aunts/uncles, parents, and in-laws, I etched some large glass containers.
This was my first time glass etching, and there are plenty of tutorials out there, but I was pleasantly surprised how easily it was. I used the smallest bottel of Armour Etching cream Michaels had, and used it all. Contact paper was used to create my designs, and a hole puncher for some. Creating the designes with the dots were the most time consuming. Also, getting the strips to be straight and evenly spaced was also challenging and time consuming. In some places the frosting wasn't consistent, which drove me nuts. A second coat did help a bit.
I also had just enough hand-created candles, personalized with my hand-carved stamp, leftover from last year's handmade gifts, to pop one in each container.
Have you ever etched glass before?