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.
- 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)
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!
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.
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.
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!