Engrave Glass To Create Easy and Stunning Gifts For Any Occasion

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Did you know you can engrave glass? Using a Dremmel Engraver, you can engrave on just about any glass surface. If you have a steady hand this is an easy way to create great gifts that can be personalized for any person or any occasion and this is much more affordable than an engraving service. For best results, glass engraving should be done on glass products with a flat surface and I would recommend not learning on expensive glass.

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Engrave Glass Candle holder

I have had these candle holders for a few years now. I bought them on clearance after Christmas. I usually get them out around St. Patrick’s Day, and this year I decided I wanted to try to engrave them.

Engrave Glass - Dremmel Tool

Materials needed To Engrave Glass

  • Safety Goggles
  • Engraving Tool – I used the Dremel Engraver (pictured above)
  • Candle Holders or another glass item of your choice
  • optional – Patterns to guide you
Engrave Glass

Instructions to engrave glass

1. Create your Design

I thought the quickest way to get started would be to use some sort of pre-made template rather than making my own stencils. I used a shamrock window cling. Of course, you could use stencil vinyl and make your own vinyl stencil. I might try making my own custom designs in the future.

Engrave Glass I placed the window cling on the candle holder

I put the cling on the inside of the candle holder.

Engrave Glass - trace the design with the engraver

2. Trace your design with your engraving tool

This is how it looked from the outside. I put my goggles on, turned on my Dremel, and started engraving the outside of the candle holder. I traced around the edges of the stencil. Once I was done with that I decided to fill in the engraved image of the shamrock by simply “coloring” with the Dremel engraver.

Engrave Glass - Here's the first completed project

This is what it looked like when I was done.

Engrave Glass - for the second projected I printed out a shamrock

For my second candle holder, I printed this shamrock on regular paper.

Engrave Glass

I cut the picture down to size and taped it inside the candle holder. I put my goggles on, turned on my Dremel, and started engraving the outside of the candle holder. I traced the outside shape of the shamrock.

Engrave Glass - here is the second project

This is what the second one looked like when I was done with it.

Did you know you can engrave glass?  Using a Dremmel Engraver, you can create engraved glass gifts for any occasion.

Here are both candle holders completed. I am very thrilled with the finished result.

Did you know you can engrave glass?  Using a Dremmel Engraver, you can create engraved glass gifts for any occasion.

Here are other types of glass that might be fun to engrave:

  • wine glasses
  • beer mugs
  • wine bottles
  • champagne glasses
  • glass picture frames

How do you etch words on glass?

The best method for etching glass is with etching cream. The first step is to clean the glass. You then place your stencil on the glass followed by a thick layer of etching cream on the surface of the glass. After about 10 minutes, rinse off the etching cream and stencils. You can find a full tutorial at Easy Glass Etching DIY with a Video

What is used to engrave glass?

I like to use my Dremel Engraver to engrave glass. Be sure to use safety glasses/goggles, draw something onto the glass, or use a stencil. Use the Dremmel engraver to trace the image or stencil.

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How do you etch words on glass?

Glass etching can be done with etching cream. You clean the glass, place your stencil on the glass, then place the etching cream on the glass. After about 10 minutes, you rinse off the etching cream and stencils. You can find a full tutorial at Easy Glass Etching DIY with Video

What is used to engrave glass?

I like to use my Dremel Engraver to engrave glass. Be sure to use safety glasses/goggles, draw something onto the glass, or use a stencil. Use the Dremmel engraver to trace the image or stencil.

Did you know you can engrave glass?  Using a Dremmel Engraver, you can create engraved glass gifts for any occasion.

Engrave Glass To Create Easy and Stunning Gifts For Any Occasion

Did you know you can engrave glass? Using a Dremmel Engraver, you can create engraved glass gifts for any occasion.
Course Gift Ideas
Keyword Engrave Glass
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1
Author Chas
Cost $3-$5

Equipment

  • Dremel Engraver

Ingredients

  • Googles
  • Candle Holders or other glass item of your choice
  • optional – Patterns to to guide you

Instructions

  • CREATE YOUR DESIGN and for this, you can use a printout, stencil, or free hand.
  • TRACE YOUR DESIGN WITH YOUR ENGRAVING TOOL. I put my goggles on, turned on my Dremel, and started engraving the outside of the candle holder. I traced the outside shape of the shamrock. Once I was done with that I decided to fill the shamrock in by simply “coloring” with the Dremel engraver.

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12 Comments

  1. Jaden Alcocer says:

    Hello dahhling Chas,
    I was wondering where you purchased that dremel engraver? And what is dial on it, is that something to do with how to adjust the size or something while engraving?

    1. Hi Jaden! I bought mine on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2SpHPTH and I believe you can get them at Walmart too. The numbers are to adjust the engraving depth. For example when I’ve engraved the kid’s school calculators I use a low number and when I have engraved silverware I set it to a higher number so it goes deeper and I can see it better.

  2. These are great! What a great way to make gifts and personalized decorations! I’m definitely going to try it, my Dremel does NOT get used enough! I have been in a craft funk for a hot minute! BUT I’d love to try engraving some glasses for our kitchen! That would be awesome! #OMHGWW

    1. Thank you Kaycee, I’m so excited you want to give it a try. Good luck and I can’t wait to see what you create.

  3. What pretty candle holders, Chas! That engraving tool is wonderful! Sharing this post on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page tomorrow. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well so far!

    1. Thank you so much April, and thanks for the share. I appreciate your amazing support, thanks or being such a wonderful link party host 🙂

  4. This is adorable. I keep seeing projects that have been done using the Dremel. It’s really making me want one! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Amy. One little tool can do so many things. I haven’t even begun to do it justice yet 🙂

  5. I’m going to need to get one of these tools! Love how these turned out and featuring when my party opens tonight

    1. Thank you so very much Carol, you are so sweet. You are such an amazing supportive party host – thank you 🙂

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