Although we are clearly loving the stained glass trend, not everyone wants its a big design in their window or sun catchers blocking their view, so we came up with a way to try out the trend that is super low stakes, that you can put wherever you'd like with this Faux Stained Glass Terrarium!
This is an incredibly easy project because you start with a terrarium in a shape that already mimics that of geometric stained glass. Then, you apply Gallery Glass (a paint that has a faux stained glass effect) to the glass, and when the light hits it you are left with a stunning piece of stained glass art that you can enjoy anywhere in your home. Keep reading for the tutorial!
Supplies Needed to Make a Faux Stained Glass Terrarium
How to Make a Faux Stained Glass Terrarium
Step 1. Wipe down your terrarium to make sure it is free from dust and choose your desired paint color scheme.
Step 2. Apply a generous amount of Gallery Glass to one section of the glass on the terrarium. Using the tip of the bottle, move the paint around until the glass area is completely coated and be sure the paint is touching the black, metal edge of the glass area.
Step 3. Place the terrarium on its side so that the area you just applied paint to is flat and even, and let the paint dry completely. (The paint will start to slide if the terrarium is vertical and the paint is not dry.) You will know that the paint is dry because it will become more transparent and hard.
Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the colors and glass areas that you desire, letting each dry completely before continuing on to the next area.
Step 5. Once you have applied Gallery Glass to your desired glass sections, plant a small plant inside, sit the terrarium where the sun shines and enjoy!
That's it! I absolutely love this project and the result looks so much more complex than it really is (no heat or sharp objects needed)! Plus, it looks so gorgeous when the light hits the glass and we have loved the color it has added to our window sill!
How are you feeling about the stained-glass trend? What projects would you like to try? We'd love to hear all of your ideas!
ox. Sam and Liz