Interior Design: Make Your Own (Faux) Stained Glass Windows

If you love the way stain glass windows look, then you’ll love this simple design project!

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Stain glass windows bring an array of different hues of light into a room. They also serve as alternative solution to blinds and curtains for privacy and to shield light. We may not have all the tools necessary to cut and grind glass to make true stained glass but we can make ones that resemble stained glass.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Translucent Paint – or – food coloring mixed with school glue
  • Paint Brushes
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Paper and Pencil (optional)
  • Tape (any kind)

Start by deciding which window you want to turn into a stain glass inspired masterpiece.

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Next, sketch up a drawing of the design you want on your window. Create it like a coloring book outline. Its helpful to do this beforehand but it isn’t necessary.

Then, go to your local craft store or order online where you can find paint for glass or translucent paint, there are many different types but you want to be sure you find one that gives you that stained glass look, so just ask or look for translucent paint or acrylic paint to make faux stain glass.

If you decide to opt for the food coloring and glue mixture – add glue to a small container – anything will do but will probably be annoying to clean out so maybe something you can recycle afterwards, then add a few drops of food coloring, you will want to use separate containers for each color you choose to use.

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Create the outline using a black sharpie marker on your window or if you sketched out an outline, place the pattern behind the glass window and tape it and trace it with the marker.

Fill in the empty areas of the outline with the translucent paint colors of your choice. Allow to dry. Trace over the black sharpie outline again if you’ve missed any spots – be careful to keep a steady hand but it’s okay if you get a little in the color, just make sure you wipe it off right immediately with a wet cloth.

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You can even trace over the black sharpie with a fine tip paint brush using black acrylic paint if you want the outline to be more defined.

Allow your beautiful stain glass creation to dry and enjoy!