There was an old desktop computer in our basement that we recently got motivated to recycle. Before recycling it, I wondered if there were any parts of the computer tower that I could upcycle. Good news…there were. One such piece was the side of the computer tower that was just a clear plastic panel. It was cool because you could see into the inner workings of the computer. Now, it’s cool because I repurposed it.
The plastic side is framed in brushed steel and actually has a loop piece on top so you can hang it – not that you’re going to hang your computer tower?? Anyway it worked out well for upcycling into a faux stained glass window.
Now, if you are not recycling an old computer, this project will work with a regular picture frame or old window sash.
Additional Supplies for creating a DIY Stained Glass Window
Liquid lead (this looks like squeeze paint)
Recycled tissue paper
Here is a video I created for eHow on how to do DIY faux stained glass. It’s truly one of my favorite projects!
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