Rhinestones, buttons, sequin, confetti, or other craft items
How beautiful are stained glass windows? Guess what else they are? Expensive! Have fun making some fake ones that rival the real ones – but are so much cheaper – by using picture frames and everyday items. Hang the fake stained glass windows over your real windows at home to create a glowing look of color and a fanciful, mosaic design. Cover an individual window pane, or cover a group of them, to give any room a beautiful accent.
Use a picture frame for each window pane that you want to cover. You can often create a very uniformed look if you paint the picture frame to match the window frame. When the finished mosaic is hung,the picture frame looks like molding around the pane.
It’s up to you if you keep and use the frame, or if you use just the glass. The frame or glass should be close in size to the pane but doesn’t have to be the exact size. Remove the picture frame glass piece, if you’re using it alone, but if you’re using the frame, too, remove everything except the glass.
Clear glue allows you to stick things to the glass but still be able to see through the glass. Brush on enough glue to hold the objects but keep in mind that, the thicker you make the glue, the less transparent the glass will be. After the glass is covered with glue, attach a small suction cup to each of the four corners of the glass – or picture frame.
There are many things that you can stick to the pane of glass. Rhinestones sparkle and shine like stained glass. Buttons create more of a country look. Other things that you can glue onto the glass include foil shapes, flat marbles, confetti, tiny shells, metallic or other beads, sequin, or pieces of a milk jug, cut into shapes, and colored with a marker.
Arrange the chosen objects on the picture frame glass to make any number of designs, like marble flowers, a confetti kaleidoscope design, or your own mosaic. Glue the objects to the backside of the glass for one look or to the front for a slightly different appearance. Lay a picture under the glass if you want a pattern to follow.
Stick the suction cups to the corners of the window pane to display the glass. Make only one for a center pane on a large window, or make one to cover every pane on a small window. The stained glass or other windows look fantastic in a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room, or the kitchen.