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Woman shares how to create stunning 'stained glass' using glue
This faux stained glass project is so gorgeous!
Jenny Brown
04.18.22

There’s something about stained glass that is so captivating and eye-catching. Imagine having a gorgeous piece of stained glass in your home…that you made yourself…with just a few simple tools and products.

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Unsplash - marek kizer

Indeed, stained glass projects, although not difficult to make in terms of design, do require special tools.

Some of the tools that you’ll need to start working on stained glass are glass cutters, pliers specially designed for the glass, soldering iron, flux, and a grinder.

Unsplash - Thayran Melo
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Unsplash - Thayran Melo

Of course, since there is glass cutting involved, you’ll need to have some safety equipment available- namely glasses and gloves. This adds a certain amount of risk to the project that only a few passionate artists are willing to take.

However, if you’re one of those people who just love stained glass and dream of making it yourself, you can get started by doing faux stained glass projects and see how it goes before investing in real stained glass equipment.

Unsplash - Enzo Tommasi
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Unsplash - Enzo Tommasi

For this faux stained glass DIY project, you’ll only be needing the following tools. It’s highly probable that you already have most- if not all- of them on hand.

  • Elmer’s no-run glue
  • Elmer’s clear glue
  • prints of the design you want to work on
  • Sharpie pen (optional)
  • dollar store frame (or only the sheet of glass) or old window
  • cupcake tray
  • acrylic paints
  • paintbrush
  • craft blade (optional)

Take the frame you’ll be using and stick the prints of the designs you want to use for your DIY project.

YouTube - Hometalk
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YouTube - Hometalk

Using a skewer, add drops of black paint in the no-run glue bottle, and use it as “leading”, following the lines of the patterns on your print on the other side of the glass.

Once this is done, let the glue dry overnight. Use the craft blade to fix any lines if necessary.

YouTube - Hometalk
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YouTube - Hometalk

Then, move on to the actual coloring of the glass.

Use a cupcake tray to mix the colors in the clear glue.

Pour some tablespoons of glue into each cupcake case, and add some drops of paint in each. Mix and get ready for the fun part!

YouTube - Hometalk
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YouTube - Hometalk

Use a paintbrush to paint the glass, and let dry completely.

The next step is optional, but if you’re not good at doing a neat job with your paint, then you’ll probably need a Sharpie pen in order to touch up the leading where the paint has overlapped.

After that, your DIY faux stained glass is ready! You can hang it on the wall, or you can even place it on the windowsill, letting the sunlight shine through.

YouTube - Hometalk
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YouTube - Hometalk

This is a fun DIY to do when you feel artsy-craftsy, and the best thing about it is that you don’t even really need to be artsy at all.

Since the pattern is ready, and since you don’t have to buy special tools to work on it, it’s a project that anyone can take on during the holidays or on a lazy Sunday morning.

YouTube - Hometalk
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YouTube - Hometalk

Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial.

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Source: YouTube – Hometalk, Elmers, Instructables

By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected]
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