Mosaic Stained Glass Windows

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I took down the curtains and added two gorgeous mosaic stained glass windows.

I know what you want to ask me!

"Bryan, did you buy these from a cathedral or pluck them out of my dreams?"

Nay, I did not! I made these beauts and you can too!

These windows are simply pieces of scrap stained glass glued to a pane of glass that is secured in a frame and grouted over like tile.

Please watch the video for more details!

The frames are three pieces of wood assembled together. The window pane sits on the FRAME against the FRONT and the SASH holds it down.

These are the windows without the glass pane and sash.

The glass goes into the back of the window and the sash is screwed in on top of it, to hold it into place.

These are the back of the windows.

The sash sits on top of the window pane and gets screwed into the frame.

This pic is of the window pane in the frame without the sash.

The caulk is optional.

This is all scrap stained glass and I found it on Yahoo Auction Japan.

I used masking tape to make guide lines on the back of the windows.

For glue, I used Cemedine clear multi-purpose adhesive.

I did this mosaic freehand. The glue I used bonds in sceonds, so it was tough to get progress shots. I knew I wanted three flowers to kind of mirror each other, so I built on that.

*Leave some space for grout! You don't want the glass touching.

Black grout! Just grout like you would any tile job.

When the grout is dry, there will be some dried glue and specks of grout on the glass. The easiest way to get the junk off is by scraping.

You might need to repaint the the frames depending on how clean you were grouting.


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  • Scarlett Carver Scarlett Carver on Jul 14, 2021

    I bought the stained glass pieces but I need to try this on an existing standing door with a glass .. otherwise I would need to add a totally new frame with cut glass over the window because the window is sealed.. do you think that the glue will adhere to the glass easily with the door standing? OR if I decide to make a frame, do you think plexiglass could be used instead of more heavy glass?

    Thanks in advance!!

  • Gina Yarber Gina Yarber on Jul 17, 2021

    I do stained glass, but this is a great time and money saving alternative. I'm too OCD for all the angular pieces, though - I'd have to break out the glass grinder to smooth out some curves. LOL. But it's a beautiful idea.

    Where do you find stained glass scraps?

  • Lori kessell Lori kessell on Aug 29, 2021

    You have inspired me to work on my 2 ugly bathroom windows. After I was able to take out the glass panes and scrape off the etching, I started gluing glass pieces down that I had broken up from sheets of stained glass that I bought in Hobby lobby. I am just about ready to grout and worried that the glass pane could flex and crack the grout. I was wondering if I could use grout with epoxy?


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