Faux Stained Glass

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Project by Dan M posted 02-06-2008 07:08 PM 1948 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the Mrs. and I were returning the Christmas decorations to their ‘summer home’ I found a couple of items that I made a few years ago … faux stained glass panels. As I recall now there were 10 total in the set and these were the two that my wife decided she wanted for herself. The rest were given as gifts to friends and had various holiday related designs.

Very simple construction – oak frames with a groove in which to set the glass… the designs came from a couple of my neice’s coloring books and I used a special ‘stained glass’ paint to apply the design. The overall dimensions are 14” x 12 3/4” for the snowman and tree with the ornaments coming in at 14” x 7 1/2”.

Now that I found them I think I may have to kick out a few more and try some newly discovered techniques (keyed corners, etc) to cover the sprint/summer holidays!

Thanks for looking


-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 08:41 PM

If my wife sees these, I’ll be trying to copy them.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 12:58 AM

2 months late but looks cool anyway. Same here with my wife, she’s part owner of Frankenmuth, you know, Bronners. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 02:13 AM


The design on these while simple is very effective. These are nice pieces. To be honest with you I wouldn’t know where to start with a stained glass project. This takes more of an artistic touch- something with which I was not endowed.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 07-01-2008 05:01 PM

Very nice idea….I wish I was an artist !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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