Looking for a great homemade gift the kids can make for Mom, Dad, or their Teacher? Try these Stained glass Office Supply Caddies. Mom and Dad can use them to add storage and organize their desk at work.
Transforming existing clear glass or Plexiglas Office Supply Caddies into stained glass works of art is an easy craft project.
You can make these simple stained glass Office Supply Caddies for your own home or even as a fun hostess gift.
Making these stained glass Office Supply Caddies should take you about 2 hours tops!
To Transformed Your Clear Glass or Plexi Glass Office Supply Caddies into Stained Glass Art You Will Need:
Peel and stick lead
Clear glass Office Supply Caddies
Stained Glass Paint
To start this craft project you need to decide on a pattern. Your stained glass pattern will determine what stained glass paint colors you need to buy.
Measure the clear glass Office Supply Caddies you are going to transform. Mark this space out on a piece of drawing paper and sketch out your design. If you have markers I suggest coloring in areas the colors you would like them to be. The more specific you are in the planning the less room for mistakes.
Once you have established your stained glass design you need to transfer it to your Office Supply Caddies. I like to tape the sketch to the inside of the Office Supply Caddies so that it shows through the front. You can fill in just like a coloring book!
Painting the stained glass is the next step. Use a natural bristle artist paintbrush to fill in your colors. Work up to the edges in each block of color. You will be covering the rough edges with peel and stick lead, so you don’t have to make them absolutely perfect.
Once your stained glass is completely painted you need to let it dry complete. While your paint is drying your can work on your peel and stick lead.
Remove the sketch from the back of the Office Supply Caddies and use this to cut out your peel and stick lead.
This is a great way to make your stained glass look built in.
Once you lead is cut you can install it. Carefully apply your peel and stick lead over all of the edges, just like real stained glass.
-Use clear glass food jars to save money. Mom and Dad can use them to put pencils and pens in on their desk. Be sure to take the label off. I like to soak mine in some hot soapy water for about an hour. Use a rubber spatula to start scraping the label off. Some food labels will peel off easily, but others will rewire this extra bit of work.
-Check out www.dickblick for different stained glass paint products. They have a nice selection and each bottle is only about $2.30.
-Go online and check out some stained glass patterns to get some inspiration. You can really get creative with a little help!!