Stained Glass Lighthouse Vase

I’m super excited to say I’ve teamed up with several other bloggers and DecoArt to give away a $100 Michaels gift card + $100 worth of DecoArt Glass Paint! I am a big fan of DecoArt’s glass paints. I have made several projects with their paints in the past (Antique Glass Knob, Acrylic Chevron Necklace, Apothecary Jar Update), but one line I had not tried was the glass stain paints.
All of the bloggers participating in this giveaway have come up with some amazing projects all revolving around a beach and nautical theme. When I think beach and nautical, I think of my husband and I’s last big vacation before we settled down to have kids! We flew up from Tennessee to Philadelphia (I love that city) then drove back home in a rental car all the way down the east coast.
There are so many lighthouses along the east coast! We stopped at nearly all of them between New Jersey and North Carolina. Did you know lighthouses come in all shapes and sizes? And colors!
But the one that stands out most in my mind is Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks. It is massive! And we were ambitious enough to climb to the top. And it inspired me to recreate it in stain glass!

I started with a tall vase. Mine happens to be square in shape, but any tall shape will do.
I used the DecoArt Glass Stain in black and white, and you will also need the black leading to create your stain glass pattern.

Tie twine, yarn, or string to the top of the vase then wrap it evenly around the vase and tape it down to the base when done.
Take the leading paint and draw lines following the lines of the twine.
Wrap the twine around the vase once again, this time following the pattern of the lines you already have and spacing the twine evenly between them. Paint your lead lines.
Allow the lead lines to dry overnight then fill in the spaces with the black and white glass stains. You will need to work in sections. The glass stains need to dry flat so this is definitely a multi-day project. The stain needs at least 24 hours to dry completely, but you can allow 4-6 hours per section to dry before moving to the next section.
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    • says

      Thank you! I used the white stain on the glass for the black and white stripes. It’s still slightly wet in these pictures, but it dried more opaque. I think I found the vase at Michael’s, but it’s been awhile so I’m not 100% sure! 🙂

  1. says

    So many projects, so little time! I think I’d like to paint some anniversary blue mason jars! I’m also wondering how this paint would work on mirrors

  2. says

    Oh wow!! How cute is that vase?! I would never have thought of making a lighthouse like that – you are so creative!
    I think I’d make some confetti style bowls or vases – I have been wanting to do that for a while!

  3. says

    The lighthouse vase is so wonderful! I like the idea of doing pendants from the other ideas shown. I’d love to give that a whirl!

  4. says

    i’d make something similar to what you made and i also have a lot of glass pieces at home i could paint i want to make a wind chime with some of them. i would use the card to also buy lots of scrapbooking supplies 🙂

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