Easy Stained Glass Projects
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There are many products that feature stained glass. However it is fun to create your own objects with stained glass. They will be unique and you will spend some time having fun and expressing your personality.
Stained glass mosaic.
Stained glass mosaics are stand alone art pieces. They can add charm to your home. In fact it is quite simple to do one by yourself. All you need is a pattern, stained glass chips and glass glue and grout.
Get a stained glass patterns book or search the internet to find the pattern for your mosaic. Transfer the pattern over the surface you will use for the mosaic. If you will use a round surface such as a vase you will need smaller stained glass chips. Than glue them over the surface.
Once all of the chips are glued apply the grout. If you need to color it add a bi of acrylic paint to reach the desired color. Fill all gasps with grout and let dry. The final step is to clean the ready mosaic with a soft cloth.
Stained glass mirror frame.
Crafting a stained glass mirror frame is similar to making a stained glass mosaic. You will need the same materials as well. The tricky part is in choosing a pattern suitable for a frame like project. You can make a full frame on the mirror edges or just enhance the corners.
If the mirror you will work on is on the wall you better take it down and place it on a flat surface. This will ease your work while applying the stained glass chips and gluing them over the mirror.
Follow the steps above and let dry for at least 24 hours before hanging the mirror on the wall again.
Stained glass lamp.
A side table lamp or a bed table lamp will look gorgeous if it is made of stained glass. Craft one yourself or revamp your old lamp in this famous tiffany style.
If you have an old bedside lamp remove the old shades and cut suitable glass pieces to replace them. Than glue colored glass pieces over the new glass shades in the desired pattern. It is better to larger pieces so that the grout is less allowing maximum light to pass through.
You can also craft a stained glass chandelier using stained glass pieces. Glue them over small glass pieces to create cute small patterns and hang them on the old glass pieces places. This will give new life to your own chandelier and add subtle luxury to your room.
There are much more easy projects you can do for yourself of as gifts for your loved ones. You can craft a stained glass jewellery box, a stained glass lunch box or even a stained glass dog bowl. Use your imagination and let your artistic side express itself.
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