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7 DIY Stained Glass Cat Patterns You Can Create Today (With Pictures)

Written by: Kit Copson

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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7 DIY Stained Glass Cat Patterns You Can Create Today (With Pictures)

If you’re thinking of getting started with DIY stained glass, the good news is that when it comes to the patterns you create, there really are no rules you have to follow. You can either print stained glass plans from the internet, use coloring book pictures or photos, or draw your own patterns—it’s completely up to you, and they can be as basic or as complex as you like.

We’ve pooled together some of the most awesome stained glass cat patterns and pieces to give you inspiration for your own feline-themed stained glass project. Enjoy!

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What You’ll Need for DIY Stained Glass

Before we get started, here is a list of tools you’ll need for all your DIY stained glass projects:

  • Glass
  • Glass cutter
  • Breaking pliers
  • Project board
  • Cutter oil
  • Running pliers
  • Grozing pliers
  • Grinder and bits
  • Grinding stone
  • Copper foil tape
  • Copper foil scissors
  • Stained glass glue
  • Lead spool for soldering
  • Soldering iron stand
  • Soldering iron
  • Lightbox
  • Flux
  • Eye and ear protections
  • Dust mask
  • Safety gloves

cat paw dividerThe 7 DIY Stained Glass Cat Patterns

1. DIY Simple Stained Glass Cat Design by Printablee

Printable Stained Glass Cat Patterns
Image Credit: printablee
Materials: Paper
Tools: Printer, stained-glass tools
Difficulty: Moderate

If you’re not a big fan of drawing, you can always print out a free stained glass template like this one. We love how the cat in this pattern almost appears to be smiling and the rippled effect of the body which fits in so well with the stained glass effect as a whole. If an elegant, regal stained glass cat is what you’re looking for, this might just be the design for you.

2. DIY Stain Glass “Kissin’ Kittens” by SG Patterns

Kissin’ Kittens
Image Credit: sg-patterns
Materials: Paper
Tools: Printer, stained-glass tools
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

This adorable design by Nancy Pimental is called “Kissin’ Kittens” and features not one cat, but two! The great thing about this plan is that it comes with glass color suggestions on the printout, which is perfect if you’re just starting out and haven’t had the chance to experiment with colors yet.

3. Round DIY Stained-Glass Cat by Printablee

Easy Stained Glass Patterns Printable
Image Credit: printablee
Materials: Printer
Tools: Stained-glass tools
Difficulty: Moderate

If your cat is the center of your world, what better way to pay tribute to them than by putting their face right in the middle of your stained glass project? This design may be best suited to those with previous stained glass experience as the background in particular looks a little tricky to arrange. If you’re up for the challenge, though, why not?

4. “Kitty Kitty” by SG Patterns

DIY stained glass cat pattern
Image Credit: Sg patterns
Materials: Paper
Tools: Printer, stained glass tools
Difficulty: Easy

Capture the peaceful essence of a solitary cat with this detailed pattern, perfect for practicing cutting curves and working with different glass colors. This is another great pattern for those just starting out, as the pattern gives color suggestions. But feel free to experiment with other colors to create a one-of-a-kind representation of your favorite feline friend.

5. “Just Looking” by SG Patterns

DIY stained glass cat pattern
Image Credit: Sg Patterns
Materials: Paper
Tools: Printer, stained glass tools
Difficulty: Moderate

This adorable pattern of a kitty looking into a fish bowl is sure to brighten up any window with its vibrant colors. The pattern calls for blue, gray, and black, among other colors. However, you can customize the design by swapping out the suggested colors with your preferred hues. Note that you will have to assemble each piece separately and then attach them together, so this one may require a little more stained glass experience.

6. “Lazy Day” by SG Patterns

DIY Stained glass cat pattern
Image By: Sg Patterns
Materials: Paper
Tools: Printer, stained glass tools
Difficulty: Easy

Add an adorable and cozy touch to your window or sun catcher display with this charming pattern of a cat taking a nap. As usual, the design gives color suggestions for you. However, don’t be afraid to mix and match colors based on your personal preferences or to match your existing decor. By customizing the color choices, you can create a truly unique stained glass piece that brings joy to your space and maybe even matches your own kitty at home.

7. “Playmates” by SG Patterns

DIY Stained Glass Cat Pattern
Image By: Sg Patterns
Materials: Paper
Tools: Printer, stained glass tools
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

This heartwarming stained glass pattern features a trio of cats sharing a sweet moment together, making it an excellent addition to any window or sun catcher display. This one is a little bit more challenging because of how close the kitties are to each other, but again, you can use whatever colors you want if you don’t want to use the suggested ones. This flexibility allows you to create a unique piece that truly reflects your style.

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Final Thoughts

If you’re considering getting started with stained glass or are simply looking for inspiration for your next project, we hope you’ve found these suggestions helpful! Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, the possibilities with stained glass are endless—you can create cat-shaped pendants, jewelry, wall art, or ornaments all beginning with a simple sketch on a piece of paper. Good luck!

Featured Image Credit: u_z89r01ye77, Pixabay

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