Is there a way to create a temporary stained glass effect on vases?


I would like to temporarily change the colour of my glass vases to look like red stained glass for a function. That is, they must be translucent red, not opaque and afterwards I want to clean them back to normal glass . Cellophane and spray on adhesive is not working. Please help.

  4 answers
  • Kate Kate on Sep 13, 2019

    elmers glue and red acrylic paint. mix to desired red color, paint on. Should come off with hot soapy water. you could try to find red plastic saran wrap - usually around at christmas time and mod podge. also should come off with hot soapy water

  • Kate Kate on Sep 13, 2019

    test it first. elmers glue will fall apart if it gets wet. acrylic paint should not form any kind of bond with glass - fabric is a different story. it may even just peel off.

    • Thea Thea on Sep 13, 2019

      Hopefully it just lasts the duration of a dinner party.😀

  • Hi, Thea!

    Washable Elmer's glue tinted with food coloring may work. Maybe try it on an inexpensive glass vase or candle holder from the dollar store, then wash it to make sure it comes off. I hope this helps!

    • Thea Thea on Sep 13, 2019

      Thanks Cher! Am definitely going to give it a bash.

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Sep 13, 2019

    You may have seen that Elmer's now has colored glue and glittered colors etc. One of these may help you and cut down diy prep time.

    • Thea Thea on Sep 14, 2019

      No, unfortunately for me Elmer’s (the brand) hasn’t reached South Africa yet. Where is globalization when you need it?! 😩Thanks anyway, I think its a brilliant principle though, maybe there’s an angle to coloured glue gun glue.