DIY Stained Glass Vases (spotted on GWS)
• Food Coloring
• Mod Podge
Step One: Mix Colors
To create the ‘paint’ for your glassware you will need to combine food coloring and Mod Podge. Use a glass or disposable container to mix together a tablespoon of Mod Podge with drops of food color to create your desired ‘paint’. You can use the suggested color combinations on the back of your food color box or create your own.
Step Two: Paint, Paint, Paint
The next step is to paint your pretty heart out! Use thick applications of ‘paint’ so the color shows up (it will become much more transparent as it dries). I used one color at a time and added a few random blocks of color to each of the four inside walls. After I painted sections of my glass in Dusty Rose and Pretty Purple I added a second coat to some of the sections to create different shades of the same colors. [If you mess up during this step, then just soak your glass in hot water. Mod Podge is water-based, so the ‘paint’ will come off in one long, clumpy, gooey string. And the same goes for cleanup of the glass containers you mixed your ‘paints’ in – just soak to them in hot water.]
Step Three: Bake Glassware
Once the ‘paint’ has dried completely you need to bake it to set the color. I learned the hard way that if it’s not entirely dry then your ‘paint’ will boil and burn onto your glass, which is not at all pretty nor romantic looking. To set the color just place your glass on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake at 250 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. Allow your glass to cool and you are done!