As a preteen, I learned how to etch glass. I bought boxes of mirror tiles and used etching cream to transfer my designs onto each mirror. I etched everything from roses (for my mom) and 1934 Fords (for my dad) to the Statue of Liberty (for me).
My older brother, Aaron, was taking woodshop at school, so he built square frames for them. Together, we gave them as gifts to family members. I still have a stack of etched mirrors that never got framed.
I also made Christmas etchings. My mother framed them in fabric frames. We gave them as gifts to my grandmother and great grandmother one year. When my grandmother past away, they were given back to me (see above). If anyone is interested in learning how my mom made those frames, I’d be happy to post a tutorial.