Friday, May 30, 2014

Stained Glass American Flag

We have a family reunion coming up and we are supposed to bring an item to be auctioned off as a fund raiser.  I decided to do a little stained glass piece.  While I was thinking about what design to use, I found some beveled glass kits that I had forgotten I had bought a couple of years ago.  I found them at a thrift store and didn't have a specific project in mind for them, but the price was good, so I bought them.  One of the sets was a set of four stars made up of five little kite shaped pieces.  I decided that they would look great as stars in a flag.  I guess I was right because I think they look wonderful.

Like the last few pictures I have made, I decided to put the glass in a frame with a light box attached.  This frame is all made of  reclaimed barn wood that we saved from getting burned last year. The LED back light always makes the picture pop.  

I also decided to make one of my cool collapsible stands to show case it off.  The sides of the stand are barn wood and the stringers are made from pallets and the whole thing is held together by wooden wedged pins (also from pallets).  The LEDs I ordered online, but the power supply I picked up from a thrift store.

The kids all thought it looked cool lit up.

We had to turn off the lights to see the wonderful glow it gives off.  It is a lot like when we carve jack o lanterns:  the kids all have to turn off the lights and put candles inside just so they can see what they look like.

The beveled glass stars made a neat light pattern on the table.