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How to engrave on glass

Hey there! Iā€™m glad youā€™re here, today I wrote this blog as the second chapter of our Engraving series, if you donā€™t know whatā€™s that, youā€™ve come to the right place.


Iā€™m going to be teaching you how to engrave on ANY surface in 5 easy steps (or less). 

If you want to know more about the series hereā€™s the first post

ā†’ ā€œhow to engrave on leatherā€.

Without further ado, letā€™s start engraving! 

John Smith

Steps to Engrave on glass at home

Glass is one of the most beautiful materials to work with, by engraving it, you can customize your things to be different and uniques, and the best part is that itā€™s so easy to do and with just a few materials! Let me show you how with our new engraving pen.

Engrave glass with an engraving pen

1. Get to know the rotary tool

Even if youā€™re not new to engraving, when using materials like glass is better to try it out first, so we know whatā€™s the best bit, (I recommend using the conical ā€œpencil-tipā€ which is ideal for careful detail work) and how much pressure we have to use

bottle engraving

2. Choose your design

Once youā€™ve found the perfect design and the item to engrave, the pro-tip here is to tape it on the inside and start tracing carefully the design.

glass etching
engraving glass

+Pro Tip: Change the bits throughout the process so you can have a more detailed finish.

how to engrave glass
glass engrave
glass engraved

You can make so many designs and customize a lot of glass surfaces, this technique comes pretty handy when gift-giving

Other Techniques

3. Make a stencil

If you want to have a more precise finish, with a wide painterā€™s tape cover the design and make sure the pieces overlap. then cut out the inside of the design.

stencil for engrave
engraving stencil
how to create a stencil

4. Outline your design

Once you carefully peeled the tape off the paper and placed it onto the glass, you can start tracing the outline to make it perfect.

engraving with stencil
engrave with stencil
easy engraving

Itā€™s as easy as that, and all you need is a little practice to make the perfect engraving and customize all your things while having fun!

Here are some other ideas our DIY lovers sent us so you get šŸ˜‰

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