DIY: Album Art

By Olivia Strauss

Staff Writer

Stuck at home watching TikTok all day? If so, you’ve definitely seen the trending Spotify glass art on your For You page. You may have also seen a million of these personalized glass pieces for sale on sites like Etsy. Whether you’re looking for some decor of your favorite artist or you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for that special someone, this project is super easy and affordable! 

Materials Needed:

  • Glass frame piece (can be any size) 
  • White paint pen
  • Printed photograph (either one of your own or the artist/album cover, you choose)
  • Something sticky to attach the photograph (you can use hot glue, tape, sticky tack, you choose)
  • Printed play, pause, and skip images (optional, unless you’re planning on drawing them)
  • Song you love (choose wisely)

Step 1: Take out the glass piece from a frame. 

You can get frames at the dollar store for this! Don’t toss the frame if you want any easy way to display your beautiful work when you’re done. 

Step 2: After you’ve printed out a picture and sized it to an appropriate square, attach it at the top center of the glass with your choice of sticky stuff.

Tape works easiest on the glass for this step. 

Now for the hard part: the buttons under the song. 

Step 3: If you’d like, you can find, print, and cut an image out with an exacto knife to attach onto the glass. If you’re going freehand, take your time! 

Step 4: Write out everything with the paint pen from the song name and song length to the shuffle, previous/next, play, and repeat buttons.

That’s it! Now attach your work to the wall, give it to a friend, or display it on your desk. Whatever you choose, this cute piece is the perfect decoration to celebrate you and your bestfriends’ favorite song, the song that played at your graduation, or your favorite going out song… the possibilities are endless.