Faux Stained Glass Technique Turns Trash Into Treasures

Meg S
by Meg S
I found that if I colored with permanent markers and then painted it with mod podge it looked like stained glass. The key is that it takes a few times so I color, paint the glue on it and then wait for it to dry and do it again. This works on glass as well as clear plastic...the butterflies are amazing and I glitter and bead them so that they stand up.
the more times you do it the deeper the color gets.
I used a gold marker on the edges.
i painted the bottles white where the gray is so that the stained glass part apeared brighter
I love the way they look in light! you can put in a string of white christmas lights to make it a focal piece.
same Idea only on plastic....the salad covers I get i use them for these.
love this one
candle holder that is amazing when lit!
I used glitter behind it so the light is extra bright and beautiful!
Pickle jar, glittered and staind glass butterflies
Hope I inspired you!
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  • Sue Sue on Jan 26, 2019

    Why not just use glass paint? I’m sure markers are cheaper but glad paint would take less paint

  • LisaDido LisaDido on Nov 28, 2021

    Yeah, um, did I skip over the tutorial too? It seems easy enough but I'm sure I'll find a step or six that baffle me or I just flub so badly I have to trash it & move on...I'm specifically looking for the dotted bottle and the butterfly candle globe. Thanks!!

  • Yog26232697 Yog26232697 on Feb 12, 2023

    Do you have a tutorial about how to shape and design the butterflies?

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  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Jan 31, 2021

    I love the bottle!

  • Shawna Farmer Shawna Farmer on Jul 01, 2021

    I color better with markers too, instead of a brush, I have been using paint markers I found at hobby lobby , yet the color variety is slim , I love this idea , I have acute little glass part on my front door , yet I can't detach the glass , this would be perfect!!!