How to Use Glass for Art Projects + DIYs


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

For whatever kind of art you are making with glass, you may need to have some prior knowledge of working with the material. It helps to know how to safely drill holes through glass without damaging it, how to do glass etching and how to transfer images. Your options for DIY projects are about to be expanded! Read these guides so you are ready for whatever you get inspired to make.

How To Drill A Hole In Glass (Step-by-Step) Without Breaking It!

"I never thought drilling a hole in glass would be a useful skill, but it turns out that it's actually a necessary skill for many art projects and household crafts. I've used it to make ornate planters, miniature versions of real places, and a few other odd projects. Occasionally, I've had to drill a hole to properly attach things to glass pieces of decor. It's a pretty versatile skill."
—The Clever Homeowner

Glass Etching

"Have you ever done any glass etching? Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl."

(This technique permanently etches your glass. You cannot remove it once you’re done. With that said, your creation will not rub or wash off, and will stay put as long as the dish lasts.)

—Make It + Love It

Photos on Glass – This DIY is Easier Than You Might Think

"You won’t believe how easy it is to add photos to glass. Follow this simple tutorial to make image transfer glass jars. Learn how to add any image to a glass surface!"
—The Crazy Craft Lady

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