DIY - Crackled Glass Look

Toni Scott-Daniel
by Toni Scott-Daniel
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I've always loved the look of crackled glass, and wanted to make my own. So after experimenting for a while, I've come up with a quick and easy effect to give my glass that crackled look!

For this project, you'll need a clean glass piece, Crayola crayons (gray and white), glitter glue and a clear, non-yellowing protective coating spray.

Using a gray crayon, draw vertical lines across the glass all the way around. Include lines at the bottom of the glass piece.

Next, draw arc shaped horizontal lines all the way around the glass piece.

Repeat the same process using a white crayon. Be sure to also draw lines on the lip of the glass.

After you've gotten the cracked pattern that you like, use glitter glue to paint sparkles all around the piece. Fill your paint brush what a good amount of glitter glue and paint in a crosshatch motion.

After the glue is completely dry, take the glass pieces outside and spray with two coats of a clear protective spray paint. Make sure your glass piece is completely covered with the spray protection, if not your glue and crayon effect will wash off with water.

When you're finished, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful crackled glass look without the expense or having to blow glass!

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Suggested materials:
  • Clean glass piece, your choice
  • Crayola crayons (gray and white)
  • Glitter glue   (Dollar Tree)
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  • Kathy Dart Kathy Dart on Aug 13, 2018

    I tried this project yesterday , made sure I had all the correct materials. After I did the lines with the crayons to look the way I wanted , I applied the glitter took the lines off of my glass piece. What did I do wrong ?

  • Sue Sue on Aug 31, 2020

    Can you use black instead of gray?

  • Brandy L Terrell Brandy L Terrell on Oct 11, 2020

    My windows on my front door have small cracks! Im going to try to wash and seal those and then try this on the glass pieces and seal it! Depending on privacy level I may try to add some frosted glass when all is done? Does this sound like a terrible idea? lol I'll take before and afters!

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  • Lyn Lyn on Nov 05, 2020

    Beautiful Can not wait to try this. Thank you for sharing and giving a wonderful calming video.

  • LaKisha Harris LaKisha Harris on Feb 26, 2021

    I plan on trying this project. I hope it works. Can be done with different colors?