Monday, August 31, 2015

Stained Glass Candle Holder Tutorial Using Glass Markers

I love the art of stained glass and decided to try my own version of it.

To make the stained glass candle holder you see pictured here, you will need a few things that cost a minimal amount.

SUPPLIES:  (You can click any picture below to view more info)

- 12" glass candle holder. I purchased mine at Dollar Tree for, guess how much?, you got it a dollar!

- Picture of a stained glass scene that you would like to transfer to the glass. Click the following link for instructions on how to find a picture and print one from your computer in the correct size.

- Black fine point Sharpie pen

- Glass paint pens or glass markers you can purchase at AC Moore.

- Oven to bake the glass in once it's been colored in.


1.  Cut your picture to fit into the inside of the glass with the printed side facing out so you can trace the lines.  Using Scotch tape, secure the picture to the inside of the glass so it doesn't move around.

2.  Using your black Sharpie, trace the lines of your picture onto the glass.  Wait for the ink to settle and dry a bit before filling in with colored glass pens.

3.  Using the picture from your computer as a guide, color in the picture using the glass paint of your choice.  I like the Peabo glass paint pens (see picture above) because they are easy and fun to use, come in a large variety of colors, and cause a lot less mess than regular glass paints.

4. Wait for the colors to dry overnight.  Place your glass candle holder with the dried paint into your kitchen oven.  Turn the oven on - with the glass piece in the oven - to 350 degrees.

5. Let the painted glass piece heat up with the oven and bake it for to 30 to 40 minutes.  Once the time is up, turn the oven off and let your piece cool down with the oven.

6.  You now have a gorgeous stained glass candle holder!

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