Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsA Really Easy Craft

Aren’t these glass gem window mosaics pretty?!?! They are so easy to make and a great way to enjoy the summer sunshine. The leftover gems are fun for kids to play with too! They make great pirate treasure, fairy stepping stones, math manipulatives, game pieces, or whatever else your child’s imagination can come up with.

I posted about doing these years ago on my old blog, but when we moved, we had to throw our old mosaics out, so we made new ones last week. Really, this is one of the easiest crafts you can do, but the results are amazing. The only artistic talent required is that the child won’t try to eat the glass gems!

Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Supplies:

  • Glass picture frames with everything but the glass taken out
  • Glass gems (often called vase filler)
  • Clear glue
  • Thumb tacks

Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsDirections:

  • Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  • Clean the glass in your frames.
  • Cover the glass in your frames with clear glue.

Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

  • Arrange the glass gems to make a design. Do not stack gems on top of each other.

Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

  • Use the thumb tacks to elevate your frame so that the excess glue will drip out and your frame won’t stick to your newspaper.
  • Allow the mosaic to dry for 72 hours.
  • Display your mosaic in front of a window and enjoy!!!!

Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Turning things over to you

Do you know of any other good crafts for decorating windows. I like to let as much light as possible in our house, so do not use blinds on any windows except bedrooms, but sometimes I want a bit more privacy, so I like to put pretty translucent art on our windows. If you know of any other good crafts we could use to decorate our windows, I’d greatly appreciate it if you please leave a note in the comments sections.Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells