Tip: ID Your Bakeware For A Safe Return

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Through the holiday season our serving dishes seem to get a serious workout as we lug piping hot side dishes and yummy desserts from here to there. But how do you know which one is yours at the end of the night? Most 9"x13" glass containers all look the same, try this simple diy idea to make sure yours always returns safely.

Over at Our Best Bites, they've been talking about a Silhouette Vinyl Cutter and in the process showed off this great idea for using glass etching to identify your bakeware. Although they used a fancy machine to do their dirty work, we're pretty sure vinyl stickers from the craft store will do just fine.

We suggest using the outside of the letters part of vinyl (the part that would normally be thrown away once the actual letter was removed) to get a positive image on your baking dishes, or use the letters themselves and add a border around them so the etching cream has a boundary to stay within.

This is a great way to add something special to a basic wedding or shower gift that most anyone would be grateful for. There's nothing like walking over to the buffet at a party when all is said and done and staring at the empty dishes, guessing which one is yours. Check out this past tutorial on etching if you're new to the craft!

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