I have not tried to use any of the popular glass etching projects out there, but this little tray with its straight lines and inexpensive materials seems like an easy way to learn! It would also make a meaningful personalized housewarming gift!
There’s a well illustrated tutorial for this etched map serving tray on Design*Sponge. Ashley from Ashley Ann Photography had never done glass etching before she created this project for the website, so surely it can’t be that difficult! She has pictures on her own website of her toddler daughter looking at the tray where she also included marks for their current house and their former house. Pretty neat, huh?