Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY Stained glass Candle holder

I had whole pack of gallery glass colors which my husband gave me as a gift before marriage. I don't know whether he knows what it is or not ,he just got it to impress me !!!(I think so!! :P).Let's not go deep into that discussion :) . I just wanted to use it and do some projects before all the colors gets dry.So, I came up with the idea of doing a stained glass candle holder.Here is what you will need .

Materials Required :
A Glass with wide opening.(So that the candle goes in , I got mine at dollar stores)
Gallery glass Window color (Colors of your choice)
Gallery glass Liquid leading

As I had a value paint set of 31 colors I got an applicator tool along with it which is not necessary if you get the colors separately as the bottle itself comes with the nozzle it is easy to apply with it.These are easily available in Paint section of Michaels and other craft stores.

Additional Bonus : You can use these colors and make your own stickers to use it on many surfaces.I have used one such in my ipad charger. I actually used these colours and filled in another sticker to use it but however you can make those kind of stickers just with these colours.Click here to see how.

Step 1: Clean the glass and free hand the stained glass effect with gallery glass liquid leading.There is no rule or template just draw random lines to form triangles, trapeziums,etc,etc(Oops!!That is too much of geometry,to keep it simple -draw random lines so that they connect each other to look like stained glass )This forms as a thick borders and makes it easy to fill in the colors. Let it dry for 8 hours(Refer the package for instructions).

Step 2: Once it is dry start filling in the colors.I just filled random colors as I had many but you can choose a color palette or go with whatever you like.First start filling the outline and then go in zig zag manner to fill the rest. Leave it to dry as per the instructions on the package.Thats it !!! Your Stained glass Candle holder is ready !!!So simple, right??

Applicator tool that is use to apply paint.
The paint seems opaque but becomes transparent once it is dry.

Can you see the paint drying??

Completed Candle holder

During Daylight

Candle holder  with candle at night .Isn't it gorgeous??

How gorgeous is that ?? Two simple steps and you have got a Wonderful candle holder to decorate your room or your table for the next BBQ party. They look awesome both in the daylight and night.Will you make one for you ??What do you think about this candle holder ??Feel free to share your comments below or write to

Note: This is not a sponsored post by Plaid or any other company.I have linked to their site and youtube video just to give you an idea of what the colors will look like and how you can use it for other purposes.


  1. That is beautiful! How do you come up with such creative ideas?!

    1. Thank you Kristen :) I will just look around my house and something which is blank & plain will catch my eye. Will take that and start creating :)

  2. Very creative! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  3. Your candle holder is beautiful! This is a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you can join us again on Wednesday.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  4. This is so fun! It came out great! Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative Sparks Link Party. We are live again today so stop by and link up!

  5. Do we get the glass liquid in India ?

  6. That is beautiful!! What a fun project to do for some color around the home! #HomeMattersParty

  7. Awesome! My kids would love this as a great summer project! #HomeMattersParty

  8. My sister and I made these and they came out great. Thank you for sharing them with the #HomeMattersParty

  9. Very beautiful and would make great Mother's Day crafts! #HomeMattersParty

  10. That looks so beautiful, glowing in the dark! I'm always amazed at your great ideas. #HomeMattersParty

  11. The lit up stained glass is beautiful! I haven't ever made a craft using gallery glass. This is really nice. #HomeMattersParty

  12. Once again, you blew me away with your creativity! Love, love this project! #HomeMattersParty

  13. Ooh, I bet these are gorgeous! They would be really fun in the gazebo. :)#HomeMattersParty

    Life With Lorelai

  14. Such an easy DIY :) #HomeMattersParty



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