Did you know you can engrave glass? Using a Dremmel Engraver, you can create engraved glass gifts for any occasion.
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.
Materials needed To Engrave Glass
- Safety Goggles
- Engraving Tool – I used the Dremel Engraver (pictured above)
- Candle Holders or other glass item of your choice
- optional – Patterns to to guide you
Instructions to engrave glass
1. Create your Design
For my first guide, I used a shamrock window cling.
I put the cling on the inside of the candle holder.
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 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.
This is what it looked like when I was done.
For my second candle holder, I printed this shamrock on regular paper.
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.
This is what the second one looked like when I was done with it.
Here are both candle holders completed. I am very pleased with the way they turned out.
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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.