Monday, April 30, 2012

Thrift Store Makeover = Modern Faux Stained Glass

Traditionally Poppy Vase

Using Gallery Glass is such a quick and easy way to revamp a vase.  For this technique I used the Redi-Lead strips to create the look of stained glass.

Sided glass vase
Craft knife
Gallery Glass ® Redi-Lead Strips - Regular
Gallery Glass ® Window Color - Turquoise

1. Wash and dry the glass vase.

2. Following the upper and lower edge of the base, adhere a strip of instant lead lines to the vase. Trim the ends with the knife.

3. Create a channel for the gallery glass by adding two instant lead lines down the center of each side of the vase.

4. Working in the channel created in step three, apply the gallery glass to the vase. Begin by applying the paint directly from the bottle, follow around the lead lines. Use the tip of the bottle to drag the paint back and forth filling in the channel. Allow to dry. You might need to paint in sections, allowing them to dry prior to painting the next channel.


  1. This is an awesome idea! I think I have a few plain glass vases in hiding somewhere, gonna try this out with them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome idea! I have so many of these vases around from my floral designer days. Now I can snazz them up a bit. A different color for each room! :)

  3. Super cute:) we made a ton of these last year from old jars etc for the teacher appreciation and filled them with flowers:) cheers.


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