Give handmade glass etched Christmas cookie plates to your friends and neighbors this year! They will love the cookies and keep the plate for years to come!
Do you gift your friends and neighbors cookie plates for the holidays too? I love gifting my favorite treats, but this year they will be going out on the cutest cookie plates!
These glass plates are etched on the back. They are dishwasher and food safe, and they look amazing! Since the glass plates come from the dollar store they have a small price tag but deliver a big wow!
Supplies Used to Make Glass Etched Cookie Plates
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- Cricut Maker or Explore
- CDS Canvas – Christmas Cookie Plate
- Standard Grip Mat
- Weeding Tools
- Cricut BrightPad
- Transfer Tape
- Glass Etching Cream
- Painters Tape
- Glass Plates
Glass Etched Christmas Cookie Plate Video Tutorial
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Cutting the Design with Cricut Explore Air 2
There are 3 different designs to choose from in the Christmas Cookie Plate Canvas. Simply delete the design(s) you don’t want to use.
Before you cut your chosen design make sure to size it to fit the base of your plate. The base of my glass plates had a diameter of 6 5/8 inches, so I cut the vinyl stencil with a diameter of 6 1/2 inches, just a tad smaller than the actual size. If you are using a different sized plate, adjust the size before cutting.
While on mat preview, click to mirror the design. Since we are putting the vinyl stencil on the back of the plate, it needs to be mirrored so you can read it from the front.
Follow the prompts from Cricut Design Space and when the arrow button blinks on the machine, load the mat and vinyl.
When the Cricut Logo light blinks it is ready to cut, so simply press the blinking button to begin.
When the design is finished cutting, the logo light will blink again. Press the blinking light and your mat will unload from the machine.
Carefully peel the vinyl from the cutting mat.
Weed the Glass Etched Christmas Cookie Plate Design
Weeding means to remove the excess material you don’t want from your design. In this case, we are keeping the negative of the design since the vinyl will only be a stencil.
The weeding tools and Cricut BrightPad are super helpful when it comes to weeding.
Applying the Vinyl Stencil onto the Christmas Cookie Plate
Cut a piece of Transfer Tape a bit larger than the design. The transfer tape will help move the vinyl design without stretching any parts of the design.
Peel back the clear layer and lay it over the vinyl design. Rub over the top with a scraper.
Peel back the clear layer once again and this time the vinyl design should be stuck to it. If part of the vinyl doesn’t stick, lay the transfer tape back down and rub over it again with the scraper.
Center the vinyl design onto the back of the glass plate.
Once in place, rub again with the scraper tool. Slowly peel the transfer tape from the back of the plate. This time the vinyl should stick to the glass plate. If it doesn’t, lay the transfer tape back down and rub over again with the scraper.
Applying the Glass Etch Cream
Some parts of the design are very close to the edge of the vinyl stencil, so to make sure we only apply etch cream where we want it, go around the design with strips of painters tape. Etch cream will etch glass as soon as it touches the glass, so this is a bit of extra protection against the messy application.
Scoop a good amount of etching cream out of the bottle with a popsicle stick. You want to make sure you apply a thick layer.
Cover the entire stencil (being careful to keep it off the edges of the plate).
Look at the right side of the plate to see if there are any spots that you missed, and respread if necessary.
Let the etching cream sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Using another popsicle stick, scrape off the etching cream and place back in the bottle. Etching cream can actually be used over and over again!
Once you’ve scraped off all that you can, take the plate to a sink and run it under running water. Using your fingers, scrub the remaining etching cream off the plate.
Remove the painter’s tape and vinyl stencil and you have a glass etched cookie plate!
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All that is left is to fill the plate with some yummy cookies. They don’t even have to be homemade! Hey, you made the plate!
And everyone will be so glad that they are your friends!
Which cookie plate design is your favorite? Share and leave a comment below!
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