Fused Glass Christmas Pins
Oh Christmas Tree
These fused glass Christmas pins can be referred to as a Christmas tree, Holiday tree, Yule tree or Tannenbaum . These trees are one of the most popular traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas. They are usually evergreen trees, but this one is made out of fusible glass.
Who doesn’t have fond memories of decorating a tree for the holidays. Hauling in that huge tree and bringing in the fresh scent of the crisp outside. Once secure on its stand, it is decorated with strings of colorful lights, then delicately adorned with some sentimental ornaments. The sweet smell of pine penetrates the house as the lights are turned on and the once cold branches transform into the sparkle of Christmas.
PatternCard stockPermanent markerBeeswax or Chap StickDifferent shades of green glass Brown glassGlass sawGlass cleanerPrepared kiln shelfKilnGlasses with IR and UV protectionTwo part EpoxyPin back
1. Print the pattern on Card Stock.
2. Using scissors, cut out the design.
3. Place the pattern on the glass and trace around it with a permanent marker.
4. Liberally apply either beeswax or Chap Stick to the markings.
5. Start cutting the designs out using a glass saw.
6. Thoroughly clean the pieces of cut glass.
7. Allow the pieces to air dry, or use a lint free cloth to dry them.
8. Hold each piece of glass by the edge and arrange them on your prepared kiln shelf.
9. After closing the lid of the kiln, plug in and turn on the kiln.
10. Turn the kiln to the highest setting and heat until the temperature is around 1300 degrees Fahrenheit.
11. Glance at the pieces while wearing your glasses with IR and UV protection.
12. Turn off and unplug the kiln once the pieces achieve your desired look.
13. The pieces can cool off naturally if your kiln is constructed out of thick fire bricks. If the kiln is a constructed with ceramic fiber, then allow the pieces to cool at no more than 300 degrees per hour.
14. It is safe to open the kiln lid once the kiln has cooled below 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use the two-part Epoxy glue and the pin backs to turn these into fused glass Christmas pins. Allow the glue to dry and harden before wearing these pieces.
I have included a couple of patterns for different trees. Making Christmas pins can be simple or more detailed. Just pick the pattern below. These can also be enhanced using pieces of frit, stringers, etc. as decorations.
If you enjoy making Christmas pins, please check out the page on
fused glass Christmas.
The page has links to more Christmas pins including instructions and patterns.
Christmas Tree Pattern
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