Create Timeless Beauty With Stained Glass Effects
Out of all the things in the bathroom, the window is probably the least thought about fixture. Here is a fun way to bring Christmas into your bathroom by creating a bold stained glass effect in your bathroom window.
Stained glass windows permit light to permeate the window while casting a playful display of light and color that bounces off your walls, ceiling and floor giving your bathroom a happy festive feel.
When people think of stained glass they usually think of the great cathedrals from around the globe and the beautiful stained glass used in the church windows. But stained glass has been used for ages in many private homes and business establishments because of its timeless beauty and dramatic affects.
While you may not be able to replicate the delicate detail of these classical backdrops in your bathroom you can still enjoy the simulated feeling of stained glass using a few simple materials.
Before you begin you will need: a large piece of black construction paper (depending upon the size of the windows in your bathroom). It should be the same size as the actual window. You will also need different pieces of colored tissue paper or colored transparent cellophane, scissors, Exacto knife and some glue or tape.
Next you must decide how you want your stained glass window to look. You can use butchers paper to initially draft out your design.
There are many different themes you can use like a simplified nativity scene, holly leaves with berries, bells, a wreath, Christmas tree, Christmas stockings, a giant present with a bow, you decide, its your bathroom.
Keep Your Design Simple and Bold
Just remember, it’s usually best to keep the scene relatively simple because you will have to cut it out, leaving behind thin black lines that will break if they are too thin.
Draw out your scene on the black construction paper with either a white pencil crayon or regular HB pencil (or transfer it over from the butcher’s paper). As long as you can see the lines that’s all that really matters.
Cut out the different shapes for your design on the construction paper leaving enough space between each shape so that the black outline will not bend or break. Once that is done, on the back of the construction paper glue or tape tissue paper or colored cellophane, making sure to cover all the holes you had previously cut out.
Because you will be hanging your masterpiece in your bathroom window you may want to reinforce the edges by gluing it onto a thicker cardboard frame. Let your masterpiece dry (if you used glue) and hang it in a sunny bathroom window for your whole family to enjoy.
A simulated stained glass window is a simple and enjoyable way to decorate your bathroom window for the holidays.
The great thing about this stained glass window project is that it can also be enjoyed by people passing on the street. Just turn on the bathroom light, a night light or place candles on the window sill to illuminate the window at night for all to see your beautiful work of genius. Get started on this fun and easy craft today!