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Faux Stain Glass in a Patio Door


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Using inexpensive tissue paper in a variety of colors and a planned pattern, you can create a stained glass look on your patio door. Robin chose a panda pattern because her husband collects them, and the design can be left on year-round versus a seasonal image.

Pando Stained Glass


  • liquid starch
  • craft paint brush
  • tissue in your theme choice colors
  • a crayon
  • scissors

Time: Time is dependent on theme.



  • The main figure should go onto the glass first as you wish to see it from the outside. For example, a ear that is closest to you goes on first then the head and the second ear farthest back next .
  • The more layers of tissue the darker the pattern .
  • Eyes mouth nose these can be placed on the head before going onto glass .


  1. Using a crayon, map out where you are going to place your patterns on the glass lightly .
  2. Using your crayon design as a guide, apply liquid starch to the glass in shape of applique.

    Panda Faux Stained Glass
  3. Place tissue on area and smooth over with brush.
  4. Apply more starch to just moisten tissue.
  5. Continue until you have decorated your design onto the door.
  6. Allow to dry and it will last as long as it is not moistened again .
  7. To remove or change, simply moisten the art with paper towels and sloth off and dispose wet tissue into trash. Clean the slate so to speak and change or remove your design.
  8. Smaller versions could be placed on frame glass and viewed like any other picture.

Inside of Faux Stained Glass Design


For other fun things to do with tissue paper, see 17 Recycled Handmade Paper Crafts.

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You can choose this idea during holiday season, which the design would be a snowman, and it will serve as additional design for a glass door or even window and walls. You know what this is similar simple yet cool design that the CaldWells store in Bay Area San Francisco have, you can check them at, check and visit url.

This looks like a great way for kids to spend a rainy day!


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