By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano
If you’re a fan of reading or know someone who is, creating a glass Shakespeare container is going to be a wonderful gift option for yourself or a loved one. It only requires a few materials and some effort, but you can create a beautiful decorative and functional item that would look lovely in almost any home.
What you need:
1. Choose a bunch of Shakespeare pages that are as close to the same color as possible.
2. Trim the pages so only the words remain and none of the border.
3. Cut up the pages horizontally into strips. You won’t even need to measure the strips out, all you have to do is cut in between every fourth and fifth line.
4. Apply a coat of Mod Podge onto half of the glass container and start applying the strips. Put them on in a haphazard way and don’t worry right now about covering up the entire surface.
5. Repeat Step 4 on the other half of the glass container.
6. Keep repeating steps 4 and 5 two more times until you create multiple layers of strips and there’s no glass visible. Don’t move onto the next step until the strips are thoroughly dried.
7. Put a coat of Mod Podge over the entire container. Let it dry for a day before moving on.
8. Sand down the strips. Go light with the sanding, but if any of the strips get slightly worn, it will only add to the charm.
9. Trim off the excess paper from the top and bottom of the glass container.
10. Coat the entire container with a layer of varnish.
11. Trace the bottom of the glass onto any color piece of felt you like.
12. Cut the piece out, then use Mod Podge to adhere it onto the bottom of the glass container.