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Faux Stained Glass DIY Christmas Ornament

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and we’re decking the halls with creativity! Here at Aleene’s, we love DIYs any time of year, especially during the holidays because they add an extra personal touch that captures the magical spirit of the season. If you’re looking for a fun Christmas DIY, you’ve come to the right place! Crafterward will show you how to make a colorful faux stained glass present ornament for your tree or to give as a gift – sealed with special care from Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer to make your holiday keepsakes ready to enjoy year after year. 

What you need:

- Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Gloss  

- Adhesive-backed lead lines (faux lead)

- Plexiglass square 

- Stained glass paint – red and green

- Paintbrush

- Craft knife

- Red bow (or desired color)

- Twine

- Disposable bowls 

Step 1

Faux stained glass ornament supplies

Before getting started on this super easy Christmas DIY, make sure your plexiglass square is clean and free from prints and dust.

Step 2

Cut and apply lead lines

Using a craft knife, carefully cut the lead lines to fit around the edges of the plexiglass square, as well as two lines to run down the center of the square to create three evenly spaced sections. Make sure to really press the lines onto the square for a tight seal. This will be important when applying the stained glass paint.

Step 3

Apply stained glass paints

Pour your stained glass paints into disposable bowls and use a paintbrush to apply the paints onto each section. Don’t have stained glass paints for this Christmas DIY? You can easily make your own with Tacky Glue and food coloring! After applying, let the paints dry completely.

Step 4

Spray ornament with sealer

When the paints on your DIY Christmas ornament are completely dry, spray it with a coat of Gloss Acrylic Sealer to preserve and protect it! Let dry.

Step 5

Tie twine onto bow to create hanger

Tie a strand of twine onto the bow to create a hanger for your ornament.

Step 6

Glue bow onto ornament

Glue the bow onto your ornament and let dry before hanging.

Step 7

DIY Christmas ornament

This ornament turned out so festive, don’t you think?! Hang it on your tree or give as a gift to friends and family this year as a special keepsake. What other Christmas DIYs are you making with Aleene’s Glues this year? Share with us on social by tagging us @aleenesdiy!