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At-Home Teen Craft-A-Long: Faux Stained Glass

At-Home Teen Craft-A-Long: Faux Stained Glass

This week at PGTPL, we learned how to make faux stained glass that looks just as good as the real thing while using only a few materials! Follow the steps below to make faux stained glass that you can display on your window sill or in the Teen Central Gallery!



  • A picture frame of any size (we used 5×7”)
  • Mod Podge matte (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black puffy paint or a black Sharpie
  • Glass paint (acrylic paint could work as well)
  • Paint brushes
  • An image to trace (or a design of your own)



  • Carefully take the glass out of the frame and wash it using soap and water or glass cleaner. Cleaning the glass beforehand will help remove any fingerprints or debris that may be lingering on the surface. 


  • Once the glass is dry, you can coat it with a layer of matte Mod Podge. This will give it a frosty finish and help the paint to stick better. Let the Mod Podge dry for at least 10 minutes.

  • Slide the glass back into the frame. Make sure the side with the Mod Podge is at the back.


  • Use a hot glue gun to carefully glue the glass to the frame. In order for this project to look like real stained glass you will not need the back of the frame (the piece that slides out and helps the frame to stand). Let the hot glue dry for at least 10 minutes.

  • Place your chosen image under the glass and use the black puffy paint or Sharpie to trace the outline onto the matte side of the glass. Let dry for 10-20 minutes.

  • Use the glass paint to add color. Add multiple coats if necessary. Let dry for at least an hour.

  • Display your faux stained glass in your window sill!


We have a few Take & Make kits available in Teen Central, so come grab one before they’re gone! As always, we would love to display your arts and crafts (including your faux stained glass) in the Teen Central Gallery! Bring your pieces to Teen Central or send digital files to

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