Glass Engraving Ideas

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Glass Engraving Ideas
Glass engraving creates beautiful works of art. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Glass engraving ideas are limitless. Whether you do the engraving yourself or a professional engraver does all the work, you will end up with a beautiful work of art. It takes a steady hand and practice to engrave glass, but you can create many gifts. These glass engraving ideas are based on specific occasions including sports, holidays, weddings, business and memorials.

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Sports

Create engraved glass awards for sport tournaments. Some award ideas include bowls, plates and carved shapes. Engrave the winning team's name, the date of the award and the name of the tournament they won. Engrave trophies for MVP or most improved player. Give small glass trophies to each member of the team with their names engraved on them.

Holidays

Engrave glass ornaments with the year and a simple design. Each year make a new ornament as a keepsake. Give engraved glass ornaments as gifts to loved ones. For parties, engrave glass serving plates and bowls. Engraved glass decorations work for any holiday. Glass ghosts will look creepy during Halloween with candles flickering behind them. Engrave serving dishes with the flag for Independence Day. Engrave hearts in glass for Valentine's day.

Weddings

Use engraved glass for weddings to create a romantic and beautiful setting. Engrave champagne glasses for the bride and groom, or give engraved glass party favours with the bride and groom's names and the wedding date. Create centrepieces from glass vases or bowls and engrave them with designs such as the wedding flowers, two interconnected hearts or kissing birds.

Birthdays

Whether for children or adults, make engraved glass birthday presents. Make a glass puzzle by engraving a design on thick glass and then cutting it into various odd shapes. The puzzle becomes a keepsake and a toy that children will cherish for years. Engrave glass mirrors with the image from a favourite photo. It requires lots of practice to engrave photos onto glass, but the result is amazing.

Business

Some glass engraving ideas for businesses include nameplates, pen holders and glass bricks. Engrave the employee's name and the name of the business. Give engraved glass bricks as awards for employee of the month or as a thank you for excellent work. Engrave and etch business windows with designs that represent what the business does or with the business name.

Memorials

Engrave glass memorials for a beautiful reminder of loved ones lost. Use any shape of glass and engrave them with name, date of birth and death, special quote, picture of the loved one and/or picture of something they loved. Give engraved glass memorials as a special gift, or make one to place on a grave site.

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