Do you love stained glass? Would you like to add some of this beauty to your outdoors? If so, I have the perfect collection of 15 DIY stained glass projects for you. These are all perfect for adding some color to your garden area. Stained glass is actually much easier to make than you may think and it really does give you some beautiful indoor and outdoor décor. For this collection, I’m focusing on all outdoor pieces. You can add these to the porch or the garden or yard area.
There are DIY stained glass projects in here for every type of décor that you can imagine. And, you can use upcycled glass to make many of these. If you don’t have the glass pieces that you need, you can check out your local Dollar Store or head to your Goodwill or other thrift store. I often find gorgeous glasses, plates and glass vases at my Goodwill for around a dollar each. Those are perfect for making many of these DIY stained glass projects. And speaking of glass, you will also want to check out these 25 crafty painted glass projects, too.
If you are looking for some truly unique décor to fill your outdoor living spaces, you are simply going to love these DIY stained glass garden projects. From birdhouses and luminaries to tabletop planters, you will find the perfect way to add some splashes of colors to your outdoors. I hope you love these projects as much as I do. They are all super easy to make and so gorgeous when they are finished. Be sure that you take the time to look over these 20 repurposing ideas for broken glass and china, too.
1. Faux Stained Glass Greenhouse – Kids’ Craft!
This faux stained glass greenhouse garden décor is the perfect summer kids’ craft. You can buy the craft greenhouses and then let your little ones create their stained glass greenhouse using markers or paint. Black electrical tape makes the lines. This is such a fun project for little ones of all ages and it gives you a gorgeous stained glass greenhouse to display in your garden.
2. Stained Glass Patio Tabletop Planter
This stained glass patio planter fits perfectly on top of your table and it’s super easy to make. You just need glass to cover an existing planter. You could do square or round…whatever you have on hand. This is a gorgeous display for smaller plants and succulents and it won’t take you long at all to make. Or, you could just check out this gorgeous one that I found on Etsy for $25.
3. DIY Stained Glass Porch Art
This gorgeous stained glass art can be made however you want it. You could do any image that you want and it’s gorgeous when it is finished. You make this from old glass from a window. If you are redoing your windows, this is a wonderful project to use up the old glass, and you could have stained glass art all over your porch and inside your home.
4. Repurposed Plate Stained Glass Flowers
These stained glass garden flowers are gorgeous and they are made from all repurposed materials. You can use old glass plates, vases or candle holders or even the tops of glass bottles to create the look and then you just have to stain your glass. Depending on your chosen pattern, these could take a while to make but they are definitely worth the effort. Just imagine these beauties gracing your garden!
5. DIY Stained Glass Garden Stones
Not only are these DIY stained glass garden stones easy to make, they are gorgeous in the garden! DIY garden stepping stones are a great way to add some cheap and beautiful décor to your outdoors. You can make these from pieces of colored glass that you’ll have to cut apart. Then, you just choose a design and make your stones as unique as you want them to be.
6. DIY Stained Glass Garden Globes
Garden globes are a wonderful way to add some colorful décor to your garden, particularly when it’s these DIY stained glass garden globes. Just pick up a cheap $2 glass fish bowl or similar glass bowl from the Dollar Store and then add your stained glass look with various paints. This is a wonderful way to add some décor to the garden and it’s a pretty cheap DIY project, too.
7. Stained Glass Suncatcher
Suncatchers are gorgeous when you display them on the porch or deck or hang them in your garden. This stained glass suncatcher will certainly give your outdoors some color and it’s really easy to make. You just need pieces of glass – in whatever shape and size you want. Then you just add the stained glass effect. Or, just check out this transparent stained glass suncatcher that I found on Etsy. You can pick this one up for $20.
8. DIY Stained Glass Mason Jar Luminaries
Luminaries are great in the garden or on the patio. You can use these DIY stained glass mason jar luminaries to create quite a colorful display anywhere in your outdoors. I do love a good repurposed mason jar project and these are super easy. Just choose your colors and create the stained glass look and then fill your luminaries with tealight candles, votives or LEDs and they will light up your garden beautifully.
9. DIY Stained Glass Mosaic Porch Light
This DIY stained glass mosaic light would be perfect for hanging on the porch for extra lighting outdoors. You could do these on the side of your house, too and they will help to light up your garden. You use an old glass tabletop to make this one. If you don’t have one, check your local thrift stores. Sometimes they have them for just a couple of dollars each. Then you just have to choose your design and paint it on. DIY mosaic projects are perfect for the garden.
10. Upcycled Bicycle Tire Stained Glass Garden Spinner
What do you do with an old bicycle tire rim? You turn it into this gorgeous DIY stained glass garden spinner. This one is pretty easy and makes a gorgeous piece of garden décor. You will need to cut glass pieces to fit the tire rim, so be very careful or if you have a glass shop nearby, just have them cut the pieces for you. Then you just have to add the paint and put it all together.
11. Stained Glass Garden Stakes
Do you want a colorful way to mark your plants? How about some stained glass garden stakes? You could do these in any number of ways and use them as plant markers or make them a bit more decorative and just use them as general plant stakes. They’re pretty easy to make and you could use any number of glass pieces to DIY them. Or, you could just check these out on Etsy. These metal stakes with stained glass panes are just $25 each.
12. DIY Stained Glass Porch Windows
Turn an old window into a gorgeous work of art for the porch by staining the glass. This is a great way to repurpose old windows and get some amazing garden décor, too. You just select a design and then put it on the old window. Then, just hang the window wherever you want to add some colorful décor. You could even use these as separators on the end of your porch by hanging them from chains.
13. Tiffany Inspired DIY Stained Glass Windows
Here is another wonderful way to repurpose an old window. Turn it into something that people will think came straight from Tiffany’s. You’ll be the only one that knows you didn’t pay a small fortune for these windows. This is a great idea to add a decorative touch to your kitchen windows or you could just paint some old windows in true Tiffany style and then hang them wherever you want some added color.
14. Melted Bead Stained Glass Art
Those little plastic beads that you can get at Walmart or any craft store are perfect for creating some stained glass garden art. You just create the design that you want and then melt the beads, which will make that design in stained glass style. You can set these up in the garden, use them as porch décor or choose any number of other ways to add them to your outdoors.
15. Stained Glass Windchimes
Create some gorgeous porch décor with these lovely stained glass windchimes. I love DIY windchimes! They are so easy to make and you can be so creative when you do them yourself. These are made from the top of a wine bottle and then pieces of glass that you paint to look like stained glass. Then you just tie everything together with chains. You can easily make these yourself or take a look at these on Etsy.