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DIY – Etched Glass Table Numbers

Truly, I can not remember where I found this jewel of a photo, but I just saved it in a little inspiration folder because I adore it! To me, the creative use of something vintage or “found” is so appealing, and I hope that you feel the same way.

I have included the photo along with some simple links to glass etching instructions. I personally have etched glass before, and it is as simple as getting the glass etching compound from a local craft store, picking a font and size for your numbers and doing some crafty work with contact paper and either a cutting knife or scissors. Just remember that you need to protect all of the surfaces of the glass that you do NOT want etched.

You can either use actual vintage mirrors, or if the mirror is broken out, you can replace the mirror with glass cut to the size of the frame. Either way, this makes for a fun keepsake. If you do not want to permanently etch the glass, you purchase non-clear contact paper and cut out and adhere the numbers directly to the surface. Even pretty scrapbook paper would work if it is cut out and the numbers are affixed with nonpermanent glue. The possibilities are endless!!

Have fun with this project, and I hope that it inspires you a little to think creatively with your table numbers!

Check out this glass etching link from about.com by clicking here, and for those of you who like to watch videos, here is a great one on etching from YouTube. Happy etching!

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