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Glass painting projects DIY easy glass paint techniques and ideas to make beautiful designs and patterns using stained glass paints on different base. You can paint so many different things using glass paints. Since, glass paints are not only used for making decorative wall arts and frames. You can use them to make calendars, vases, lamps, trays and so much more.
Glass painting ( and stain glass) is also great for revamping old and simple items. With new techniques it’s become easy to glass paint. Even if your hands are not steady, you can create beautiful things. Glass painting is also a fun way to be creative with your kids.
I am sharing 20 crafty ideas to make glass painted projects with instructions. With designs and patterns that anyone can make.
Easy Glass painting projects using DIY glass paint
In this post you will find the following glass painting projects:
- DIY glass painted dry erase board and calendar
- Stain glass paint candle holders
- Glass painting chandelier
- Easy painted pyrex dishes
- Painted glass bowls and glassware
- Glass painting kitchen accessories
- Anthropologie glass painted knobs
- Artistic pattern glass painted ceramic plate
- Glass painted tray
- DIY marbleized glass painted drinking glasses
- Easy stained glass coasters
- Geometric stained glass cups
- DIY stained glass vases
- Cute stained glass votives
- Kids room glass painted artwork
- Stenciled glass paint art project
- DIY glass paint lamp
- Easy pattern for painting light fixture
- DIY glass painting art tutorial
- Floral stained glass cake stand
- Creative glass painted fish bowl
- Stained glass photo display
- Fun glass painted bottles
- Stained glass painted planters
How to glass paint on any surface?
Even though the original stained glass painting technique used lead to draw the design and glass paints to fill the glass art. Today, glass painting uses many different materials and supplies. If you are using acrylic paints use acrylic enamel or solvent-based paints as they are oil-based and bond well compared to water-based acrylics on glass surface.
How to prepare glass surface for best results when painting?
To prepare the surface for best results when painting make sure to wash the item thoroughly in warm water with soap to remove grease film. You can also soak and clean any dust or dirt with soapy water. Let it dry completely before you start.
What material I need for glass painting?
Apart from glass paints depending on your project you may need:
- paint brushes
- foam brushes
- applicator sponges
- rubbing alcohol (to fix error and to clean)
- white vinegar (to clean finished projects)
- cotton bud (to dip and fix any mistake)
- flat brush
- masking tape or painters tape for outline
- spray painting enamel paints for coverage
- glass paint markers
- paper towel
- painted designs
- food coloring
Once your painting project is complete, let it air dry. Finished projects are dishwasher safe after you bake in the oven at 250°F for 30 minutes.
Best glass painting brands used for stained glass projects
The following companies and brands are readily available at walmart, amazon, michaels and other leading stores to name a few for type of paint:
- DeCola stained glass paints
- Apple Barrel
- Castle Art
Glass painted calendar
Use stencils and Martha Stewart acrylic paints on a frame to make DIY Glass Painted dry erase board and calendar.
Stain glass paint candle holders
Beautiful candle holders with floral design.
DIY glass paint chandelier
Use glass paints to turn an old chandelier into a beautiful garden and outdoor decoration.
Easy Glass Painted Pyrex Dishes
Use round foam brushes for polka dots to make these glass bowls or glassware.
Glass Painting Kitchen Accessories
Use frost and glass paint to make stenciled label glass jars or mason jars for kitchen.
Stain Glass Painting Projects for home decor
Anthropologie floral glass painted knobs
Turn simple looking glass knobs into something cool with paint. You can use them as furniture knobs, tie backs and more.
DIY glass painting plates
Turn white plates into decorative plates with glass paints.
Glass painting trays
Artistic patterns on plates and trays. Glass paint is not just for glass.
DIY Marbleized Glass Painted Drinking Glasses
Use various shades of a color and drop acrylic paints on drinking glasses. Move the glass around using the base and top (which has been taped using painter’s tape). This will create marbleized pattern, let it stand on a disposable glass or something to dry. The trick is to mix etching medium and acrylic paints. Use squeeze bottles or cups with spoons to pour paint on glass.
Holly tested out opaque (gloss enamel acrylic paints) and translucent (crystal gloss enamel) paints and mixed them with different amounts of glazing medium or Americana clear medium to test the paint results on a glass removed from old frame. The results:
- opaque High Gloss Enamel paint
- with a bit of clear fill medium (1:1 ratio)
- clearer fill medium
- 1:2 ratio of 1-part opaque paint, 2 parts clear fill medium
- 1:1 ratio of opaque paint and glazing medium
- more glazing medium to one-part opaque paint
- 1:2–1:3 of glazing medium–I didn’t measure anything, just eyeballed it. This last one is somewhere in the ballpark of 2 or 3 parts glazing medium to 1 part opaque paint.
A) translucent Crystal Glass Enamel Paint
B) 1:1 translucent paint with clear medium
C) 1:1 translucent paint with glazing medium
D) 1:2 translucent paint with glazing medium
Easy Stained Glass Coasters
Make interesting pattern to revamp simple glass coasters.
Geometric stained glass cups
Just use glass paints with nozzle and use it as pen to make direct pattern on cups and mugs.
DIY stained glass votives
Painted squares in various sizes and shades to make this beautiful DIY Stained glass vases.
Glass painting projects that add beauty to any room
Floral painted glass vase
I love this floral painted glass vase via plaid. You can use this pattern on wine bottles as well.
Make glass painting shadow box
Replace items inside alphabet shadow box for teaching kids alphabets. This will also make cool decor in kids bedroom or play area.
Glass painting decorative plate
Use doilies to stencil using glass paints. I love this Mexican folk art project.
DIY Glass paint lamp
Paintable clings from Martha Stewart are an easy way to revamp any project. Simply paint and stick them on glass.
Glass painting light fixture
Easy Pattern for Painting Light Fixture Panes in diamond pattern.
DIY Glass painted art
Such an adorable project creating drawings inspired by spring on transparent frames.
Floral stain glass cake stand
Found at Pier1 Imports, this cake stand is super eye catching. I am so doing this to my cake stand.
Stained glass fish bowl
Have fun making this Creative glass painted fish bowl with your kids.
Stained glass photo frames
Make a photo display with glass paints. Use painter’s tape to make stripes in a transparent float frame. Mask off stripes on the front side of both glass panes and see how they will look when they overlap. Paint the panes, peel of the painter’s tape. Now display a photo in it. This can also make a beautiful gift.
Stained glass painted planters
Turn simple glass bottles into fun planters. Glass painted bottles for growing or propagating money plant. Find an easy propagation station for your cuttings and grow more houseplants for free.
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thanks for sharing my paintable cling lamp Hani!!!
very very beautiful, thanks your effort
Just reached here quite by chance, on my search for glass painting projects. What a treat, Hani !!
Can’t wait to discover more on you blog. Cheers to all teh good work 🙂
hi, i have a doubt! which type of colors are used to paint on glass.the above paints on glass are permanent or not.
You can find many different brands and types of glass paints in the craft store. From transparent glass paints to crystalline. You can also use some special paints which come with instructions to bake your painted utensil for a few minutes for perfect results.
Hope that helps!
all are very creative.
Very good work! Beautiful!
Wow these projects are all great!! Can’t wait to try them, thank you so much for sharing!
Just a tip for those that want the paint used on glass to adhere better and hold up to washing clean without messing up
Your beautiful paint job! Pick up a box of smooth tile grout. Add about a teaspoon to any 2ounce bottle of glass paint of your
Choice. Mix well. When your finished painting your piece bake in the oven according to the paint brands
Instructions. Adding the smooth tile grout to your paint makes it so much more durable than just baking
Your piece when completed. The grout will not change the appearance of the paint at all! Your colors will
Stay true and your beautiful hard work won’t get washed away! It makes the piece dishwasher safe but I
Still prefer to hand wash. Happy painting all!!!! Rhonda M.
I can do this now. I am very excited…………
Can we use a fabric colour paint for glass painting
I have never used fabric paints on glass so I can not really be of help with this dilemma. However, if acrylic paints can work so should any other paint.
Hello there, interesting ideas!
Glad to find you 🙂
May I ask how you get the marbleized glasses to be see-through in the end?
Hi Elsa, you will mix acrylic paint with a glaze medium to get that effect. I have updated the post with details for you. I hope this helps!