36 Painting Glass Ideas to Brighten Up Any Room in Your Home

Get inspired to turn your jars, vases, bottles, and even mirrors and kitchen backsplashes into art using paint. All the credit to its creators.

You want to do a glass painting project but you have no idea where to start? Here you will find plenty of examples, designs and inspirations for your next glass painting project. All of them have been carefully selected from all corners of the Internet. They range from simple and easy project like the small themed vases, all the way to very complicated large scale paintings.


Jars are some of the most popular glass painting projects. They’re easy to make and you can use them for storing all kinds of things, like nuts, candy or potpourri. The best part about making some of these jars is that it only takes an old stylus to paint the dots and lines; the rest is simply painting!

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Painting Jar with stylus

By Attainable Sustainable

By Making Manzanita

Painting jar with acrylic

By MystiqueART via Youtube

Glass jar painted from outside

By Rayra Arts via Etsy

Glass jar with hearts

By ChristmasTopGift.com


Vases are another great craft for beginners. They’re easy to do, and you can make them any size you want. A popular technique for vases it a ceramic finish. This is a great project for beginners because it doesn’t require any special skills or equipment. All you need is an empty vase, paint, baking soda, a brush and some hot water.

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Painting glass vase ceramic finish

By Blesser House

Painting glass vase upside down

By DesignbyD9

Painted glass vase with flowers

By Vitraaze via Etsy

Painting glass vases ceramic finish

By XO MaCenna via YouTube

Glass ornaments

Glass ornaments are very popular during the Christmas season, and they make great gifts for family and friends. You can use any type of glass container for this project, but I recommend using something that’s clear so that you can see the design better. If you’re making them as gifts, consider writing their name on it with permanent marker. Nothing beats personalisation!

Painting glass ornament with alcohol ink

By The CraftAtHomeFamily

Glass ornaments ceramic finish

By TheCreativesHour

Glass ornament with christmas tree idea

By Unknown Source via Pinterest

painted ornament

By Pexels.com

Ornaments painted silver

By Canva Images


This is another great way to add some DIY flair to your table. You can also get a stained glass effect by painting bottles with a few coats of Mod Podge and then adding some glitter or glitter glue. I like how this looks because it gives the bottles a nice sheen but still lets you see through them. You can also use clear glass votives or candles for this project!

Painting Glass Bottles Ideas

By CuozzoCreative

Painting Glass Bottles Ideas

By HappyHooligans

Painting Glass Bottles Ideas

By Christie Norman

By CreationsByShree

Painting Glass Bottles Ideas

By FleaMarketTrixie

By Petra Scheidegger via Pinterest


The easiest yet coolest project. It only takes a little bit of creativity and the right paint to turn those old kitchen glasses into artsy items.

Painting Glassware

By ArtworkByBrie

Painting Glassware

By Debora Baker

Painting Glassware

By ShopWineDesign via Pinterest

Painting Glassware

By Pantomime96 via Poshmark

Painting Glassware

By LifeFamilyFun

Tile backsplash

A tile backsplash is a great way to add some personality to your kitchen. Not only does it look stylish, but it also helps protect your walls from water damage and stains. You can use any type of tile that you like, but I recommend using small tiles so they’ll be easier to handle. My biggest respects to these amazing three gurus of the Internet who made these beautiful transformations.

Painting kitchen backsplash

By Bloomingdiyer

By Lovelyetc

Painting kitchen backsplash

By HelloCentralAvenue


Another great way to add some color and style to your home. You can use mirrors in a variety of ways, including hanging them on a wall or setting them on top of tables as centrepieces.

Also read: Painting On Mirrors: and Easy Step by Step Guide

By Etsy Urban Home

By Dimitrova Art

By WikiHow

By Granila Santisteban

By SoyGreat via Etsy


Select the right technique to make your window look fantastic: from faux-stained glass to painting glass with acrylic. 
Click here to learn more about how to paint glass windows

How to paint glass window

Stained Glass


While technically this website focuses on painting glass, stained glass is undeniably one of the coolest crafts out there. If you are ready to invest a little bit in the tools you need to start, we recommend to read: Stained Glass 101, supplies, patterns and inspiration for everyone

I hope you find all of these examples as inspiring as I did. After looking at the work of these amazing painting glass gurus, I made the promise to create a few pieces of my own.

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