DIY Stained Glass “Mosaic” on an Old Salvaged Window

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stained glass window mosaic

I can honestly say, even I was surprised out nice this turned out, I wasn’t sure I’d get the right effect as I was a bit skeptical with glue and thick glass pieces, but I truly love how this turned out! Most of all, I love that 3 of my kids designed this and put thought and time into the project and were able to see this piece of art now hanging as a focal point in our home.

I’ve seen some old windows on Pinterest using old stained glass pieces or any glass pieces for that matter and turned into a great mosaic “stained” glass effect. After doing a bit of research, and having all the kids help design the layout. We cruised through this fun and rewarding project!

Here’s the supplies and steps I took to make our “stained glass” Mosaic on an old window.

Supplies:

  • Old window ( I purchased mine at Earthwise in Sodo Seattle) pick one that looks interesting to you, I liked ones with multiple panes.
  • E6000 glue
  • Glass pieces, bits and bobbles (you can get a great selection of glass pieces at Bedrock industries)
  • Sanded grout
  • Screw Eye Ring (2)
  • Screw hook
  • Sand paper (if you want to sand down the frame at all this is optional)
  • Chain if you want to raise/lower the window after hanging (optional)

Tutorial

Step 1: Clean and Sand as desired on the windows and get the glass as clean as possible. Here is the window the day I found it!

Old window stained glass mosaic

Step 2: Get all your glass bits together and have the kids (or yourself) lay out on the design on the window.  In this project, I had each of the girls get 2 “panes” of glass to decorate.  The kids designed and redesigned many times. The Middle of the window, I did this with Maddy and we decided on a “sun” type of design.

kids working on windows  photo 1

Step 3: Get your E600 glue out and start gluing down all the pieces. This takes a bit of time and you’ll want at least 34-48 hours of dry time before doing the grout.

dinwolhoi window kdhi

Step 4: Prepare and grout the window, let set for 24-48 hours and spray with a nice acrylic or polyurethane spray/sealer.

Step 5: Screw in the Eye Hooks and Screw in  Hook and hang that window!

stained glass window mosaic

Happy Diy’ing!

Lindsey

 

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