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Fall Lantern with Faux Stained Glass Tutorial

Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a home decor tutorial. I decorated a plain glass lantern for the season by adding black glue leaves that I then colored with glass paint. This project replicates the look of stained glass and is a great way to dress up a front porch or table centerpiece for Fall.

Hand-Painted Fall Lantern with Black Glue Leaves

How to Decorate Glass with Black Glue Leaves

How to Use E-Z Dots Repositionable

1. Gather a variety of printable leaves and acorns and cut out. Use E-Z Dots® Repositionable to secure the leaves to the inside of a glass lantern.

2. Mix 3 parts of liquid glue from the Dual Tip Glue Pen with 1 part of black acrylic paint. Transfer the black glue into a bottle fitted with a fine tip applicator.

How to Draw on Glass with Black Glue

3. Apply the black glue to the outside of the lantern, using the leaf outlines as a guide. Let dry. Remove the paper leaves from the inside of the glass. Rub off any residual adhesives with a finger.

How to Paint Glass with ColorBox Glass Graffiti

4. Use a paintbrush to add color to the leaves.

Designer Note: I used a specialty ink for glass.

How to Decorate a Glass Lantern for Fall

5. Secure fabric leaves to the inside of the lantern using Large Adhesive Dots. Add a flameless candle to the lantern. Applying a Large Repositionable Adhesive Dot to the bottom of the candle will keep it upright.

Glass Lantern with Black Glue Painted Leaves

The colored glass really catches the light in a beautiful way! Try decorating a lantern for Winter by painting holly leaves and berries, snowflakes, or a festive holiday greeting onto the glass.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Creative Time: 90 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Supplies:
E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser
Adhesive Dots Large
Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable
HomeHobby by 3L Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Supplies: Black Acrylic Paint (DecoArt); Colorbox Glass Graffiti Ink (Clearsnap); Clipart Leaves; Lantern; Fabric Leaves; Flameless Candle

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