This is a new use for old windows. They took about 2 days to make. Paint the window frames and let dry. Be creative and paint the glass with stained glass paint. Once dry, glue the marbles to the glass then let the glue dry.
By DOROTHY from Arkadelphia, AR
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I have an inexpensive and easy tip on how to make faux stained glass windows using clear Contac paper.
We used to live in a century old church in southern Alberta. One summer I taught a 6 year old girl in the community how to draw, then I took her drawing and put it on one of the windows with gallery glass.
After moving into a 150 year old farm house, I wanted to enhance the beauty of the entry door but didn't want to disturb the old leaded glass window panes. I went to the Dollar Tree and purchased cellophane wrapping paper.
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I live in a condo and cannot put anything on my windows. I can put it inside. I took a 9x12" piece of glass out of a frame and put a removable hologram window film on the glass. I want the rainbows to scatter across the room (the g-kids love it). I do not want a frame to take away from it. I figure if I try to drill a hole in top of each end the glass it will crack.
Somehow I need to know what to use to suspend the glass. I will end up gluing fishing line or something to each top end so suspend it from window ceiling inset. Glue or? I have not figured out if I need to put a strip of wood on top back only so ties would suspend to ceiling?
It sounds to me like you want to use a glass from a window and make a suspended glass that hangs in a room from the ceiling that can turn around. The safest way to do this is to get some strips of lead for lead glass that is used when banking stained glass. it is a small lead stop that fits around the edges of the glass and you use a solider iron and some solider to solider the joints at the end so they do not come off. Now all you need to do is take two small pieced of the lead strips and bend them to make the hooks at the top of the frame and solider these in place. This now is secure and will be able to be hung where ever you wish. It will not break and fall and the small pieces of lead around the frame or outside of the glass will look very nice. It is better to use this than it would be to use wood. If you want to drill holes in the glass you need a diamond drill bit to do this one with and some safety glasses and gloves.
How might I cover some clear glass in the doors of a hutch that I use for storage in my bedroom? I would like to find some con-tac-like see-through material that I can adhere to the backside, so it looks like stained or etched glass. I don't want to have to remove the glass to apply it.
There's a window film in a stain glass pattern you can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot. It's made for blocking out harmful rays that cause early fading of carpets and furnishings. Also it is used to block out heat in the summer and cold in the winter. It costs about $30.00 for a roll and it's not contact paper. You wet the glass with dish soap and apply the film. It's removable and won't harm the glass. Do a google search for window film and you'll see some of the patterns you can get.
I don't know where you get it, probably at a craft store, but there is see through plastic that just sticks to the glass, and can be peeled off. No adhesive involved.
Thanks. This info is just what I needed. Checked out a couple of websites - the patterns are just bee-yoo-ti-ful.
I have a china closet in my spare bedroom where I store towels, bath mats, shower curtains etc. I tacked a piece of heavy lace to the back of the glass. It looks gorgeous! The hutch is an antique style.
Try this for a different look. Use small or large bubble wrap that is using for packing. Cut it to fit the inside glass and spray a bit of water on the glass, wipe any of the wood for overspray.
It isn't permanent and can be removed easily. I have used this on my front door and back door windows for privacy. It allows light in but provides privacy. I have had it on my windows for well over a year and it still is sticking. You could also thumb tack it in on the corners if need be.
Maybe this article will help you learn how to do it^.
Glad press n seal is much cheaper!
How do I make faux stained glass window?
By Michelle from PA
Craft stores carry"liquid lead"and "glass paint". They both are in squeeze bottles. Hope you try it and it's not very hard at all. I did a small practice piece first. Enjoy.
Besides the gallery glass you can use clear or white caulking with the liquid led, put a little on the clean glass and depending on how you spread it you can make different patterns on the glass.
HI, It's been a while but I think you can use liquid lead, or solder. Form the solder into simple shapes and then fill in with Elmer's school glue colored with food coloring. Simple and cheap. Make sure you are working on aluminum foil or something the glue won't stick to. Allow plenty of time to dry before trying to remove.
How do you make faux stained glass with mod podge and food coloring?
Thrifty Fun has an article using stained glass paint. You might want to try that since it came out so good.
What type of glue did you use for the marbles on the windows?
Also, did you prepare the glass with anything before adhering the marbles?
By MaChar K
I would use E6000. U can find it almost anywhere, it is cheap and pretty much sticks anything to anything
I am looking for a design to hang outside in my garden that will withstand the elements. Thank you.