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Easy Stained Glass Window

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Don't toss your broken glass pieces! Turn them into a beautiful stained glass window for your patio.
I used dollar store glass marbles
These windows were 18" x 36" and I picked them up for just a few bucks on Craigslist
Watch how easy it is to do here!
Once I finished gluing on the glass pieces I filled the window with a small layer of resin to smooth out the sharp edges. Worked perfectly! Instead of a torch to pop the bubbles, you can use a long arm lighter.

Materials used for this project:

  • E-6000 Glue   (Amazon.com)
  • Glass Floral Marbles   (99c Store)
  • Lajuan45
    Lajuan45
    on Jan 10, 2017

    This is beautiful-thank you for sharing!

  • Birdz of a Feather
    Birdz of a Feather Canada
    on Jan 10, 2017

    I'm a stained glass artist and I think this project is fantastic; it makes stained glass crafting a possibility without the investment in expensive equipment. Well done!

    • Mark Montano
      Mark Montano Los Angeles, CA
      on Jan 10, 2017

      That's so nice to hear! I was really apprehensive about starting this project and it sat there for a month before I jumped in. I had no idea how I was going to make it work AND be safe to the touch. The resin solved that for me without too much hassle.

  • Sea Trace Creations
    Sea Trace Creations
    on Jan 10, 2017

    Thanks for the informative post, I've been wanting to try this but didn't know what products I needed to do it! Definitely saving for future reference!

    • Sea Trace Creations
      Sea Trace Creations
      on Jan 10, 2017

      Well I have beach glass and glass gem stash, that was one of my concerns too since beach glass certainly isn't all flat. Thanks again!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jan 10, 2017

    They are beautiful, Mark! I've been wanting to do stained glass. You make it look so easy. Great tutorial!

    • Mark Montano
      Mark Montano Los Angeles, CA
      on Jan 10, 2017

      Hey William! This one is pretty fun. Especially the glass smashing.....Got my destructive 6-year-old self going!

  • Christina Addie
    Christina Addie Jensen Beach, FL
    on Jan 10, 2017

    These stained glass windows are fantastic! Great job!

    • Mark Montano
      Mark Montano Los Angeles, CA
      on Jan 10, 2017

      Thanks! I enjoyed making this project, but it did scare me a bit. I'd do it again, though.

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