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Giveaway & DIY Nautical Frame Using Glass Paint Pens!

Giveaway & DIY Nautical Frame Using Glass Paint Pens!

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | July 18, 2013 | 50 Comments »

Deco Art sent me the supplies and provided the giveaway for this fabulous post on my Nautical Frame using Glass Paint Pens! While they provided the stuff, the ideas and opinions are all my own…I’m a pretty opinionated person and only accept products I love and believe in!


DIY Nautical Frame

This may be one of my prettiest and also easiest projects ever….plus, I used an old frame and paint I had on hand, in addition to the fab Deco Art/Americana glass paint pens, I was sent. In all, it would have cost under $10 and less than 20 minutes to make. But if you need other great ideas, be sure to check out my 25 fabulous glass painting ideas!

I had been wanting to make a present for my friend, Liz over at Naptime Decorator, using the color scheme of her super amazing kitchen. If you aren’t a fan of hers, go check her out, because she’s a fabulous DIYer and the nicest person ever!

I was inspired by this super cute anchor printable from Paper Therapy Shop on Etsy. I didn’t want all the frills, so I made a black and white version to trace on the glass. To save you the work, here’s both the words and anchor.

(Click for full size images)

Anchor - Printable from OPC The Better HalfHebrew6-19 - Printable from OPC The Better Half

After taking the glass out of the frame and wiping it clean with rubbing alcohol, I used a white paint pen to trace the words on the front of the glass. I love that this project doesn’t require stencils or anything fancy besides a printer. No Silhouette or Cricuit required!


Glass Paint Pens with OPC The Better Half

Once that was dry, I used red glass paint to trace the anchor onto the back of the glass.

Glass Paint Pens with OPC The Better Half

After 4 hours, I placed the glass on top on foil in a cold oven and set it to 325 degrees for 30 mins. Then I let it cool in the oven with the door open. Once dry, I wiped it down with rubbing alcohol to remove any prints or smudges, then hot glued it in place into the frame.

Nautical Frame using glass paint pens - OPC The Better Half

Nautical Frame using glass paint pens - OPC The Better Half

Glass Paint and Gift Card Giveaway

It’s your lucky day! DecoArt is giving away a $100 gift card to Michael’s and $100 worth of DecoArt product! woot woot.

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Even if you don’t win, Americana Glass Paints are available at Michaels, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, A.C. Moore, Beverly’s, and other fine craft retailers. They are also currently offering a glass paint rebate – buy $5 worth of paint and get $5 back. Can’t beat that!


More Glass Paint Projects

A bunch of bloggy friends joined in with DecoArt to give you lots more nautical and beach themed glass paint ideas. Click on the picture or text link below the picture for a full tutorial. 

What do you think? What will you make with your glass paint?

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50 Responses to Giveaway & DIY Nautical Frame Using Glass Paint Pens!

  • Anita responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:14 am

    LOVE the anchor art. I will most definitely try my hand at it. We have a somewhat nautical theme in our family room. LOVE your blog!


  • Ashley flores responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:19 am

    What a fun way to craft, and NEW to me! Love it and excited to try it soon!


  • Courtney Reece responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:19 am

    I love the anchor frame! I would love to make sme pretty clothes if I win!


  • Emily B. responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:28 am

    That is beautiful! Looks easy to do, too!


  • Shannon responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:38 am

    SUCH a creative idea. I love your anchor art :)


  • Shannon responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:39 am

    P.S. I would make something for one of our wedding pictures since I haven’t hung very many in almost 2 years! Yikes!


  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:07 am

    great idea Jocie! It turned out so pretty! I’d love to try the technique though I have no clue at this point what I’d do. ;)


  • LeeAnne responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:13 am

    Such a cool idea!!! And super easy! I have a wedding coming up next year and can think of a bunch of ways to use the glass pens!!! :)


  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:13 am

    just an FYI the rebate link wasn’t working for me :(


    Jocie Reply:

    sorry about that. all fixed now.


  • barbara n responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:18 am

    Your project is great! I would like to make wine glasses as a shower gift for my niece!


  • blynn responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:32 am

    It looks beautiful and I love that verse.


  • Jacque responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:59 am

    Beautiful! You did a Stellar job on this project!


  • SheilaG @ Plum Doodles responds...
    July 18th, 2013 12:08 pm

    How cute! I didn’t realize DecoArt had glass paint pens, will be looking for them now. :)


  • Susan M. responds...
    July 18th, 2013 3:02 pm

    Imitation is the best form of flattery right? I’d try my hand at replicating your anchor art to gift to some very special parents-to-be. It will be perfect for the nautical-themed nursery they are creating!

    Thanks so much for the opportunity… my fingers are crossed!


  • Ashley responds...
    July 18th, 2013 8:07 pm

    Love that art! It looks absolutely amazing!


  • Kim responds...
    July 18th, 2013 9:04 pm

    We recently bought a home and I’d use both the gift card and the prize pack to add some fun decor to our new place.


    Judy grieve Reply:

    Looks enticing! Love to try!


  • optymysim responds...
    July 18th, 2013 11:08 pm

    I just adore the way your project turned out. what great tools.


  • Robin responds...
    July 19th, 2013 8:27 am

    What a beautiful project!! I would make one just like yours…and maybe more than one! Great gift idea! :-) Thanks, Jocie!


  • Hannah responds...
    July 19th, 2013 1:57 pm

    This is wonderful!! I’ve been looking for something like this, and I’m so excited to try it!


  • » Giveaways-July 19, 2013 responds...
    July 19th, 2013 4:47 pm

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  • April responds...
    July 19th, 2013 8:36 pm

    This beautiful! I think I need some of that paint.


  • jenny@birdsandsoap responds...
    July 20th, 2013 1:08 am

    I. LOVE. THIS. Great tutorial and application.


  • Lady J responds...
    July 20th, 2013 12:54 pm

    Some nursery art.


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  • Manda Wolf responds...
    July 21st, 2013 2:56 pm

    Very pretty, what a great idea. I love that you painted on both sides of the glass instead of just one.

    Manda @ Our Wolf Den


  • cassi responds...
    July 22nd, 2013 9:02 am

    I love the look and the saying


  • syeda responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 8:45 am

    I would love to make something cool like your glass frame art and ofcourse, would love to paint a glass plate.


  • Katie responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 8:54 am

    I would get some scrapbook supplies.


  • Kathy Smith responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 9:02 am

    The links in the giveaway for facebook are not working. Looked up as many as I could to “like”. Love all the new crafty places to check out and all the super cool ideas!


  • Carol responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 9:43 am

    I would totally make this and many other “pictures” for my kiddos! Great project and giveaway!!!


  • Sherry responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 10:23 am

    So sweet! And I love the verse!


  • Mary R responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 2:12 pm

    I love this idea! I would definitely make things like this, with verses and pictures – perhaps some that could hang in windows, too.


  • Ashley Christensen responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 9:01 pm

    I love this project! Your take on nautical is super cute! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday


  • JustME responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 10:58 pm

    I have never heard of these pens. I’ll have to check them out. I love the way you simplified the design.


  • Carmen responds...
    July 23rd, 2013 11:07 pm

    I have a bunch of boxes I use for storage – they could use some cute painting


  • Kathy responds...
    July 24th, 2013 2:06 pm

    I love this! Thank you!


  • Trish - Mom On Timeout responds...
    July 24th, 2013 4:57 pm

    I love how this project turned out! I would definitely want to make something for my boys’ room – can’t wait to check out these pens!


  • Jennifer Watson McDonald responds...
    July 24th, 2013 6:29 pm

    I want to try the glass tile necklace with the paint pens if I win !! Thanks so much !!


  • Ashley responds...
    July 24th, 2013 6:33 pm

    So cute! And could do so many things with the same idea. I would make a different version for my girls room if I won!


  • Martina M. responds...
    July 24th, 2013 9:19 pm

    Just bought my supplies to try this project!


  • Original Fridays #16 unOriginal Mom responds...
    July 26th, 2013 11:50 am

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  • Meredith @ unOriginalMom responds...
    July 26th, 2013 11:53 am

    Jocie, I love this idea…and what a great text! It turned out great, and looks so easy! I am featuring this on my blog today if you’d like to stop by –


  • katieQ responds...
    August 5th, 2013 3:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing so many great projects. I have never tried using Deco Art Galls pens or paint. It looks like a versatile product.


  • Christine responds...
    September 10th, 2013 10:11 am

    I’d love to make this but I have a question. How were you able to trace the letters so perfectly? It doesn’t look like the paint pen has a very fine point yet your letters are perfect and I’m wondering if that was difficult.


    Jocie Reply:

    I have very good hard writing naturally, that and i used a fine tip and went slooooow! :) good luck!


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  • Terri Fletcher responds...
    October 16th, 2014 3:00 pm

    Just a quick question….is there any particular reason why you used Rubbing alcohol to clean the glass before painting…rather than glass cleaner? I look forward to making this!


    Jocie Reply:

    It what I had! :) Good luck!


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