DIY: Stained Glass Window

Blame it on one too many Pinterest and HGTV binges, but recently we got the urge to try our hand with a DIY stained glass project. Using our already fabulous Alexis cabinet, we added all the ethereal color and drama of real stained glass with cellophane paper.

Ready for the best part? It’s completely reversible and low cost, and will only take you an afternoon to complete, versus the hundreds of hours and dollars required for the real deal. So with that, put on your rose-colored glasses and check out all the steps below.

What you’ll need:

  • Colored cellophane
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Rag

Step 1: Measure and cut out the cellophane with a pair of scissors.

Step 2: Pour 4 tablespoons of white glue into a bowl. Add enough water to the glue to transform it into a watery mixture, and stir with the paintbrush.

Step 3: Brush the glue mixture over the glass, and place the cellophane directly on top. Use a rag to smooth out any air bubbles.

Step 4: Allow the stained glass to dry for 30 minutes.

Tip: For a permanent fix, run a strip of super glue around the inside ledge. Otherwise, you can get your original look back by peeling off the paper and wiping away the residue.


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