Easter Designs

Glass Stains

Diane Chesnutt at Saint James United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL brings us these great stained glass panels. (not real glass)

The window boxes were made out of plywood. The front was left open for the window and the bottom left opened so they could put lights in them.

2 boxes were 4′ x 8′
1 box were 4′ x 10′

The “window pane” was static cling vinyl – a 54″ X 30′ roll.

They constructed the boxes then painted them flat black. They staples white table paper inside each box to help reflect light.

They drew the design on the vinyl using a wide black marker. Then they painted the vinel with random colors. After it dried they staples it to the front of each box. They applied molding to the front of the boxes for a more finished look.

Then they placed a work halogen in each box.


  • Boxes – $232
  • Vinyl – $75
  • 3 Lights (purchased @ Harbor Freight) for $30

Total man hours: 84 hours.

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One response to “Glass Stains”

  1. Trudy Guetler says:

    I love this. It’s inexpensive, and adaptable to any size stage. Thanks for sharing.

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