Painted Pyrex

Hello friends!! 
A couple weeks ago my sweet friend, the new Mrs. Knight, got married. 
The same sweet friend who did MY hair at my wedding!
So I wanted to make her something special for a bridal shower gift. 


She had a set of Pyrex bake ware on her registry… 
But naturally, they needed a little Truly Lovely spiffying up. 😉


This was a project that plagued me for weeks.
I had two FAILED attempts before I found something that worked, and turned out the way I wanted.


First… Don’t buy this stuff. It doesn’t look like glass etching at all.
More like gunk just globbed on there. Unless that’s the look you’re going for of course…
And it my case it wasn’t… So off it came!

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Second… If you’re going to paint glass… You have to be very careful and very patient.
Otherwise it leaks and streaks and just looks yucky.
Those pictures up there really don’t even do justice to the craft fail that they actually were… haha.


Mrs. Knight’s kitchen and home in general has a western/country look and feel to it.
Her kitchen is red and brown.

So, in the method that worked out the way I wanted, I used brown glass paint and Silhouette cut vinyl stencils to add her new last name to a set of Pyrex dishes. 

What saved me SO much time and trouble was using a foam sponge (makeup dept.) to dab the paint onto the glass dishes instead of using a paint brush. 

Foam sponge and after math of my other attempts… 🙂


I also used the stencils as the INSIDE of the letters so that it didn’t have to look so precise. This is one of those projects where exact perfection isn’t going to happen… BUT that was perfect in this case leaning toward my rustic-y theme.

Following the directions on the paint I used, I let the painted dishes dry for several hours, then cured them in the oven. 


In the end… I really like them! 
I think they have a rustic-western-y quality to them. 
Plus, they’re different, and personalized. Can’t go wrong with that! 



All wrapped up and ready to be boxed and sent to the bridal shower! 
Mrs. Knight says she likes them too! 
Guess all that crafty trial and error was worth it!
P.S. I’m sharing a quick and EASY Halloween craft over here today! 😉
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P.P.P.S… I am sharing my picks from the Take a Look Tuesday party at Sugar Bee Crafts over here today too! 🙂 Check out Mandy’s blog by the way… I LOVE it! 🙂

Comments

  1. that is a terrific bridal and/or housewarming gift. never thought of personalizing pyrex like that! thanks for sharing!

  2. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Such a nice idea Kassi!! I bet she will love them 🙂

  3. Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy says:

    They look great! Pyrex can be so boring…yawn 😉 But this is a great way to make them super exciting!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. That is such a great idea!! Sent over from Mine for the Making.

  5. Fun idea!! 🙂

  6. oh my gosh such a lovely idea … you are so crafty!

  7. I love this idea and what an awesome gift!

  8. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    OH MY GOSH!! This is such a great idea!!! SERIOUSLY! And I love how it came out!! 🙂

  9. I love how they turned out! What smart idea to personalize something you already knew she wanted, just to add that little something extra. I also love the idea of using a make-up sponge! Never would of thought of that! 🙂