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Stained Glass Lighthouse Vase

This is a sponsored post on behalf of DecoArt. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own.

stained glass lighthouse vase
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.

These paints totally made me think of the beach and nautical. 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!

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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.

lighthouse vase
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.

stained glass vase
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.

DIY Lighthouse Vase
I just love how it turned out and it’s a fun reminder of our east coast trip!


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Karissa Karageorge

Thursday 12th of June 2014

LOVE it! What did you use the white glass stain for? And where did you find those vases?! Thanks!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

Monday 7th of July 2014

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! :)

Helle / A Spoonful of Crafts

Thursday 25th of July 2013

I just love this. It's so stylish - wonderful. Well done!


Wednesday 24th of July 2013

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


Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

I love this idea I have been looking for something like this for my secret sister @ church. She collects lighthouses.

Ashleys Dandelion Wishes

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

I love this project! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party Dandelion Wishes Wednesday

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