Make A Stained Glass Door

A stained glass door.
What You'll Need
Graphite pencil
Glass paints (both tubing and opaque)
Newspaper or plastic tarp
Tracing paper (optional)

A stained glass door is surprisingly easy to make, and will add flair to any room you put it in. Just follow these simple steps, and you can have one of your own in no time.

Step 1 - Find a Pattern Book

    Unless you are a skilled artist, you may want to use a pattern book for your design. This will help you get the best look possible for your door.

    Step 2 - Transfer to Glass

    Once the pattern is traced out, go ahead and transfer this to the glass using the graphite pencil. Graphite is best option because it will wash off easily.

    Step 3 - Lay Newspaper

    A stained glass door.

    Prepare to start painting by laying out the newspaper or tarping. Make sure you have enough room to maneuver around the piece of glass.

    Step 4 - Outline

    Use the tubing paint, which you can find at any craft store, slowly outline the pattern. The tubing helps to keep the paint in place.

    Step 5 - Paint

    Once the tubing is completely dry, which usually takes about two hours, start painting the interior design. Glass paint is different from other paints, and since it will show brushstrokes in much more detail, take extra care with your strokes.

    Step 6 - Set the Paint

    A stained glass pattern.

    Once the paint is on, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for setting the paint. Most of them just have to dry completely.

    Now you have your own stained glass to show off in any door or window you choose!