DIY Stain Glass

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Make stain glass tea light jars with this quick and easy DIY!

Tools

  • Glue Gun
  • Rotary Tool

Accessories

  • 7 PC. SMALL DRILL BIT SET

Materials

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glass Mason Jars
  • Mini Metal Hanging Chain

Steps

STEP 1

Select a design template for each mason jar. Cut to size and place inside the jar.

Materials

Glass mason jars
Template in glass jars

Step 2

Use the glue gun to apply hot glue according to the outline of the template onto the mason jar.

Materials

Glass Mason Jar
Applying glue on glass jars

STEP 3

Add some water to the paint to reduce the opacity. Apply the paint between the glue lines on the mason jar and allow for time to dry. Use multiple coats of paint as needed.

Materials

Paint
Painting glass jars

STEP 4

Use a 1/8" standard point rotary bit to drill a hole on each side of the jar lid.

Tools

Rotary Tool
Drilling hole in metal lid

STEP 5

Attach each side of the chain to the jar lid by threading each clip through the holes made in the previous step.

Materials

Glass mason jar
Chain attached to glass jar

STEP 6

Place a tealight candle in the middle of the jar.

Materials

Tealight candle
Glass jars with lit candles