Three Christmas Trees

These three Christmas trees are cut from various colors of glass. Each Christmas tree is individually decorated and then they are fused together.

These can be cut out of any three colors you desire. Make them to go with your particular color scheme.

I have used a solid color of red, a transparent red glass and a solid green. Decorate them separately with frit, glass paint, or stringers and then fuse them to a tack fuse inside the kiln. Bringing them to a tack fuse will allow them to each retain their distinctive details.

They can be placed side by side in a line, or line up the outside ones and make the middle one a little higher. They could also be placed so that they are gradually layered from top to bottom or from bottom to top.

Even though the pattern is very basic, you can personalize them to your particular needs. There can be a lot of variation to the design.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • First tree glass
  • Second tree glass
  • Third tree glass
  • Decorating pieces or paint
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions:

    1. Trace and using scissors cut the shape.

    2. Put the paper pieces on the fitting tint glass and copy around the pattern with a permanent pen. Generously shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the shape. Follow close to the line to retain the figure and all the precise details.

    4. Clean with soap and dip in clean water or employ glass cleaner to do away with the design and scum. Air dry the pieces.

    5. Decorate the pieces to your desired look. Use frit, scraps of glass, stringers or glass paints to enhance the pieces.

    6. Place the pieces on a primed kiln ledge and pose the shelf within the kiln. Be sure to grip the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.

    7. Shut the lid or door. Activate the oven.

    8. Monitor the task at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever looking at your fused glass put on glasses with IR and UV shield.

    9. Once the piece has your wanted look, switch off and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is assembled with dense fire bricks, you can permit it to cool off by it’s self. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the kiln must remain on and monitored so that it does not cool down more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    10. As soon as the temperature drops below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.

    11. As soon as the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Hold on the pin back with a two part epoxy.



    Three Christmas Trees Pattern

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