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Nativity Glass Hurricanes December 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhonda @ 12:05 pm

After I copied 320 Sycamore’s idea about making glass hurricanes using Dollar Tree items I decided they would be beautiful with the nativity scene on them.  I have a vinyl cutter and I have etching liquid.  I could’ve done it with those but I have been itching to try Rust-Oleum’s frosted glass spray paint.

I got my glass hurricanes, cut out my vinyl nativity, stuck them on and I was ready for business.

Ready for the first coat!

Here they are after the second coat and the vinyl peeled away.  It is hard to get a good pic of these in the daylight–I just made them this morning.  I would definitely do another couple of coats if I did these again–which I will.  I also think they would look lovely filled with cranberries or sand to the top with a little tea light.  What do you think?

I did the actual nativity scene on the tallest, the 3 wise men and a camel on the middle one, and the shepherds with their sheep on the smallest.

Wise men

Shepherds and sheep

The reason we celebrate!

Edited to add my hurricanes in their new home:

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28 Responses to “Nativity Glass Hurricanes”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Those are completely ADORABLE!

  2. Leanne Says:

    They turned out beautiful. I love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nancy Says:

    I love frosted glass projects and yours turned out really well!


  4. Jane Says:

    You know, I have etching creme too. And although I like that it doesn’t scratch or wash off, it’s not that easy to get a nice even finish. I may be switching to the frost paint soon. Great job. They really turned out beautiful.

  5. Becky Says:

    Wow! You did a wonderful job on these! I have done a little glass etching, but nothing as lovely as these! They would make a great gift, too!

    Have a blessed week!

  6. Kara Says:

    I love this idea!! I just bought that spray paint and have been dying to try it out. I think I’m going to have to do this. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. rhonda Says:

    I’ve been wanting to try that for a while. It turned out great, however I love it with it sprayed and the vinyl on there. (Your third pictue) That looks awesome like that!

  8. Randi Says:

    Those are fantastic! I love them.

  9. gail Says:

    I love them! great job!

  10. They are beautiful – I want some!

  11. I haven’t seen a nativity like this before. Your project turned out so beautiful!

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  13. Frosted glass spray paint? Awesome. Love this project! I’m featuring these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  14. Danica Says:

    You should totally sell that nativity pattern — there are a lot of people who would love to tackle this project and don’t have a vinyl cutter (including me) This would be a gorgeous gift! Very similar to this http://store.dayspring.com/nahucahotr.html

  15. deb Says:

    Just awesome!!!!!

  16. Nancy Says:

    Very nice and simple to do, great tute.

  17. Stephanie Says:

    Those are gorgeous and I couldn’t love them more!

  18. Stacie Says:

    These are great. I had a similar idea but haven’t been able to find any good nativity clip art to use. Where did you get your patterns from for each hurricane?

  19. Amanda Says:

    That is an awesome twist. I thought I was crafty because I glued some snowflakes ornaments on the outside. But you are above and beyond!

  20. May we have the printable nativity that you used!!!!!!! 🙂 Or if anyone knows where to find it!!!!
    Love it!!!!!

  21. TidyMom Says:

    I LOVE these! and frosted glass spray paint? love it!!
    You did a beautiful job!


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  23. Jean Says:

    Which Cricut cartridge did you use for the nativity? Loved them!

  24. Amanda Says:

    Those are gorgeous! Care to share where you got the nativity pictures? 🙂

  25. Now, THIS is just way cute of any idea! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Anny Says:

    You are so clever – those are positively beautiful 🙂

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