Etched Mommy Tree Plate

I made this cute little plate for my mom for Mother’s Day. Super simple but I think it was a hit. I made a stencil with my Silhouette, vinyl and transfer paper and used etching cream to etch the glass plate. My mom is the “M” at the bottom of the tree and the initials of her “kids” are in the branches. My husband is an honorary “kid” and of course we couldn’t leave off Clyde and Finn- her grand kids.
Have you used the transfer paper with the vinyl? I was like, what is this roll of white stuff? Then I tried it and it really helps. With a plate like this you have to etch the back of the plate, therefore you need to mirror the image. Also, this is my second time with etching cream (first project here) and just a tip, the bottle says leave it on for 10 mins, I did 30… last time I thought it was too light.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! xoxo
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  1. I’m a HUGE fan of etching cream. I went on a rampage at one point and nearly etched everything. Oy. Loved this though :)

    Have a great one! x

  2. That’s really sweet! What a fun idea and it turned out beautifully.

  3. This is adorable! I’m stopping over from Serenity Now!

    I’m such a weenie, I have a bottle of etching creme and just never had the nerve to use it. I have crafting anxiety sometimes. =)

  4. I love this. =] I need to look into the Cricut software.

  5. Very cute, I must try that cream :)

  6. Where did you buy the vinyl?

  7. tara-

    I got this from but I have also purchased from

  8. I just wanted to let you know I included this in my 2011 Ultimate DIY Gift Guide (101 tutorials/recipes)! :)

  9. my sisters are throwing glasses that used to have candles. You’re giving me idea on what to do with those glasses.

  10. Erikka Knight says:

    Would you be willing to make this and sell, if so what would you charge with shipping to Alabama???

  11. Very,very cool idea! I am dying to try glass etching, and I love my Silhouette!


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