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Easter at Home: DIY Stained Glass Doors

Easter isn’t canceled, but some of the fun activities are this year. Some people are celebrating from their front doors, complete with faux stained-glass murals akin to what you’d normally be seeing in a church this week.

Facebook posts have been floating around showing glass front doors painted with a cross in the middle as a way to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. 

Brittany Weaver decided to paint her door so her daughter would have a memorable and educational second Easter. 

“Last year, Easter was right after I had my daughter Reagan, so we didn’t get to do much for Easter,” Brittany said. “This year I wanted to start doing something special for Easter that Reagan and I can do together each year. One day I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a picture of someone’s door. With all the panic with Covid-19, and people longing for a sign of hope, I decided that painting our door was the perfect something special I can do with her. Although she didn’t help that much this year, I look forward to being able to do this with her each year for Easter!”

Photo credit: Autumn Watts

The process is relatively simple, but you may want to get out a drop cloth depending on how messy your kids are. 

What you’ll need:

Paintbrushes or sponges
Painters tape
Acrylic paint
Dishwashing soap

How to paint your door: 

Tape off a design on a glass door.
Mix a drop of dishwashing soap with your acrylic paint.
Use sponges or brushes to paint in between the taped off lines.
Once the paint is dry, peel off the tape and admire your new stained glass!

Cleanup: 

The dishwashing soap is supposed to make cleanup easy with only soap and water, but you might want to test a spot on your door before diving in. 

If you paint your door, send us a picture to [email protected]. 

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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