This Faux Stained Glass Window was originally created for Darice.
Did you know that stained glass is said to be one of the biggest crafting trends of 2020? Domino magazine, Martha Stewart and the head of Etsy are all talking about it and we are onboard! And while, the idea of working in this method might seem a little scary since there are lots of sharp edges and hot tools involved, there is no need to fear! We’ve found a way to recreate stained glass in a faux, modern way that will help you avoid any burns or cuts! Here’s what you need to make a Faux Stained Glass Window:
Supplies needed to make a Faux Stained Glass Window
Craftwood™ 4-Pane Chicken Wire Window Panel, 16 X 20 Inches
Gallery Glass Paint in Various Colors
Gallery Glass® Redi-Lead™ Simulated Leading Strips
16 x 20 Sheet of Glass or Plexiglass
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
How to make a Faux Stained Glass Window
Step 1: Using wire cutters, carefully remove the wire from the window frame. We found that it was easiest to do this by popping off the staples that attach the wire to the frame.
Step 2: Glue the glass to the back of the window frame using hot glue. Let dry completely.
Step 3: Peel apart the leading strips and begin placing them on the glass sheet in your desired design (these strips are sticky on the back and are as easy as stickers to apply). Be sure that the leading strips connect completely anywhere that you are planning to be placing the paint to avoid it leaking out of the sides.
Step 4: Squeeze a generous amount of Gallery Glass paint in the leading strip section of your choice. Use the tip of the paint bottle to move the paint around until the section is coated evenly and the paint touches the edges of the leading strips. Repeat with all colors and place glass on an even surface to dry. Let dry completely. You will know that the paint is dry once it is no longer wet and is relatively transparent.
That’s it! Just display and let the sun shine through those gorgeous colors!
I love working with Gallery Glass because once it is completely dry it can be easily peeled off of its surface. That means that if you want to do this method on your actual window you can with no worries about it being permanent.
How do you feel about the stained glass trend? Would you do it in your home? We’d love to hear your ideas!
-Liz and Sam