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DIY Stained Glass Christmas Ornament

Making a DIY stained glass Christmas ornament may be easier to make than you think. This technique uses epoxy resin for a long-lasting ornament that is fairly simple to create. I am using a Christmas tree on mine and have the template below that you can print at home. You can, however, use any design you would like once you learn this technique.
Keyword Christmas tree decorations diy, christmas tree ornament, holiday ornament
Active Time 1 hour
Drying time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
Author Angie Holden


  • Glass ornament base
  • Mixing Cups
  • Measuring Cups
  • Stir Sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Ribbon

What You Will Need

  • EnviroTex Lite Pour On High Gloss Finish
  • Stained Glass Leading Dimensional Paint
  • CastinCraft Opaque Pigments in Brown Green, White, and Opalescent
  • Free Tree Template


  • Print out the tree template to the size of your glass ornament. Lay your ornament on top of the template.
  • Trace around the outer edge as well as the hole for the hanger with the faux leading paint. (This is a dimensional paint and it sticks up on top of the glass. Just be sure that there are no gaps when using this product as it will be like a dam for our resin.)
  • Trace the tree and fill in the entire star in with the leading paint. Allow to dry overnight before continuing.
  • After drying, mix up the EnviroTex Lite Pour On High Gloss Finish and add it to several small cups. Tint each one with the pigment colors of your choice. Be sure to keep some mixed resin with no tint at all.
  • Start dripping the resin into place on your ornament. Be sure not to fill the areas too full and allow them to spill over. You can use toothpicks to push the resin around and make sure it gets into all of the corners.
  • For the tree, I added clear resin then put on a few drops of green and white. Then, I swirled them with a toothpick to give it a marbled look.
  • Add the tinted resin with the Opalescent pigment to the rest of the ornament. This dries looking a bit like snow with a glittering that I love. Remove any bubbles that come to the surface.
  • Set everything aside and allow it to dry flat overnight. Then you have a DIY stained glass Christmas ornament to add to your tree!