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.
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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!
Once that was dry, I used red glass paint to trace the anchor onto the back of the glass.
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.
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?
Hope you enjoyed my nautical frame using glass paint pens,
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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!
What a fun way to craft, and NEW to me! Love it and excited to try it soon!
I love the anchor frame! I would love to make sme pretty clothes if I win!
That is beautiful! Looks easy to do, too!
SUCH a creative idea. I love your anchor art 🙂
P.S. I would make something for one of our wedding pictures since I haven’t hung very many in almost 2 years! Yikes!
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. 😉
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!!! 🙂
just an FYI the rebate link wasn’t working for me 🙁
sorry about that. all fixed now. http://www.decoart.com/glasspaintrebate
Your project is great! I would like to make wine glasses as a shower gift for my niece!
It looks beautiful and I love that verse.
Beautiful! You did a Stellar job on this project!
How cute! I didn’t realize DecoArt had glass paint pens, will be looking for them now. 🙂
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!
Love that art! It looks absolutely amazing!
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.
Looks enticing! Love to try!
I just adore the way your project turned out. what great tools.
What a beautiful project!! I would make one just like yours…and maybe more than one! Great gift idea! 🙂 Thanks, Jocie!
This is wonderful!! I’ve been looking for something like this, and I’m so excited to try it!
This beautiful! I think I need some of that paint.
I. LOVE. THIS. Great tutorial and application.
Some nursery art.
Very pretty, what a great idea. I love that you painted on both sides of the glass instead of just one.
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I love the look and the saying
I would love to make something cool like your glass frame art and ofcourse, would love to paint a glass plate.
I would get some scrapbook supplies.
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!
I would totally make this and many other “pictures” for my kiddos! Great project and giveaway!!!
So sweet! And I love the verse!
I love this idea! I would definitely make things like this, with verses and pictures – perhaps some that could hang in windows, too.
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
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I have never heard of these pens. I’ll have to check them out. I love the way you simplified the design.
I have a bunch of boxes I use for storage – they could use some cute painting
I love this! Thank you!
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!
I want to try the glass tile necklace with the paint pens if I win !! Thanks so much !!
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!
Just bought my supplies to try this project!
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 – http://www.unoriginalmom.com/original-fridays-16/
Thanks for sharing so many great projects. I have never tried using Deco Art Galls pens or paint. It looks like a versatile product.
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.
I have very good hard writing naturally, that and i used a fine tip and went slooooow! 🙂 good luck!
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!
It what I had! 🙂 Good luck!