What can I do with these stained glass panes ?

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I took these out of an old fashioned bathroom cabinet that I was discarding. They are about 12 x 5. Wouldn’t mind hanging them on an actual window, but there are no hooks on them and they are a bit heavy. Any thought about doing that or any other ideas appreciated.

q what can i do with these stained glass panes
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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 20, 2021

    Hi Maria, they would look lovely in a deep frame with strip LED lights between the window and the back of the frame.

  • William William on Nov 20, 2021

    You can build a frame, use eye screws, and some chain or string to hang them. Another quick solution is to use Binder clips from office supply department of any store. Dollar Tree also sells them. Two clips on top, chain or string to hang them.


    https://www.staples.com/Staples-Binder-Clips-Medium-1-1-4-Width-5-8-Capacity-Black/product_103549

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 20, 2021

    do you have a window you could hang them in so the light comes through them ?

    I used an eye hook and a small chain in the same color to hang my leaded glass

    • 516maria 516maria on Nov 20, 2021

      How would I attach a chain? Could someone that knows how to sodder….do it… not sure if that’s the correct way to spell it….. but it means attaching something to metal I believe. Also, how do you figure how much weight a hook can safely hold?

  • Louise Louise on Nov 20, 2021

    I'd frame them. You can do it yourself or have a framer do it. I have a round stained glass piece that came with a hook on the top but after a while, the weight of it made the glass slightly pull away from the metal strip around the glass. I'm going to have a square frame made for it so I can hang it again.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 20, 2021

    These would look cute in a kid's playhouse (when I was a kid I would have loved this as it would lend a girlie vibe to a playhouse). Up high of course for safety reasons. But they would allow more light to come in a display a rainbow of color also. They could be inset into a wall as windows.

    Can also see this in a greenhouse.

    • 516maria 516maria on Nov 22, 2021

      If I can’t find a use for them inside I would definitely use then outside in my garden. Do I need a professional to put hooks on the back or is this something I can DIY??? There were no hooks originally because they were in a cabinet .

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Nov 20, 2021

    You could build a simple frame by making it just for the sides and bottom. That arched top would be tricky. Then eye hooks and chain would be a pretty easy way to hang.

  • I would frame them and hang them in a window.

  • William William on Nov 20, 2021

    Yes you would see the clips

  • Annie Annie on Nov 20, 2021

    Those are really nice, you could make a shadow box then use this as the glass top. Run a string of little lights inside the box. This link might help

    https://www.bobvila.com/articles/diy-shadow-box/

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 20, 2021

    They would be beautiful mounted in a frame above an entrance door.

  • You could prop them up on a nice console table, that way you wouldn't have to worry about hanging them.

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 20, 2021

    Hello Maria: You can frame them, put a chain on the sides and hang them on a window. Or, get a framed mirror that's larger than the panes, glue the panes to the centre of the mirror and then hang them as wall decorations.

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    • Betsy Betsy on Nov 22, 2021

      You can do the mirror thing, only on the back, remove the reflective bit that makes it a mirror on the 4 larger rectangles and leave the middle bit a mirror. I know it has a name, but I have a cold and my brain is mushier than usual.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Nov 20, 2021

    You could have someone frame them and them use eye screws to hang the framed pieces. They are very pretty!

  • Dee Dee on Nov 20, 2021

    I would build a frame and hang them on a window. You can use heavy duty command hooks they hold a lot of weight.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 21, 2021

    Until you can find a permanent location for them, they would lend themselves well to being 'backdrop walls' for a Christmas diorama display.

    Put coloured tissue paper behind the individual panels to make it look like real stained glass, and use fairy lights for dimension.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 22, 2021

    You can add wire to them by soldering then hang from the wire.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 22, 2021

    I was just thinking how beautiful these would look with the morning sun shining thru while you sit and have a morning cup of coffee. Do you have a window you could hang these in? One that receives morning light would be nice.

    • 516maria 516maria 7 days ago

      Yes. But they have nothing to hang them with. That’s what I’d like to know if I can do something myself or get someone professional to do it. I’m not

      looking to spend a lot of money since I’m not sure how they’ll turn out. I could probably bring them to a stained glass studio


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 6 days ago

    Fit them into a Picture frame and hang from that. Otherwise Solder on to the Lead some hooks. A glass or mirror shop might do it for you!

  • Maura White Maura White 6 days ago

    They are gorgeous and you should absolutely incorporate them into a couple of windows. I have no professional advice on installing them, but I would call a contractor!

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari 5 days ago

    How about using as art on the wall

  • Very pretty! I would get two plate holders and display them as standing pieces in a bookcase or on a shelf.

  • Janice Janice 3 days ago

    You might be able to use clear fishing line to fashion a holder for each piece by tying off each corner diagonally, then tying the line to those corners to hang on a small nail on any wall you choose. They are beautiful!