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By Tracy from Matheson, Ontario
I have been using old windows for a few crafts - here are a few images that I did with just putting some photos into the window panes - everyone loves :-)
This is a guide about painting faux stained glass on old windows. With a few inexpensive supplies you can create your own faux stained glass window to display in your home.
This is a guide about making an old window coffee table. Repurpose an old window and make a unique coffee table.
Re-purpose your old window frame by hanging it on a wall and placing flowers according the season. It will give your house a more vintage and stylish look.
You will need and old window frame, flowers, and metal chain for hanging the window. Hang the old window by using a metal chain. Then attach flower boxes at the end of the frame.
Total Time: 1 hour
Love it. The only thing that occurred to me was to place pictures of people looking out. Might be a bit freaky, though. LOL
I have been using old window panes to put photos in. I'm attaching some for the bathroom and general grandkid pics. Everyone loves them and they were so easy.
Upcycle an old wood window into a wonderful outdoor picture frame.
I was given this old frame, and decided to make it look realistic. I put a cut up poster behind the places where the panes were, and it looks like I am gazing out into a serene waterfall in the woods.
Window frame without glass featuring craft items for each season or holiday.
Our master bathroom had no windows and I wanted something in there that made me feel as though it did and looked pretty to match my floral theme. I like to free hand paint so I bought an old wooden 2 pane glass window which I bought at our local salvage place that recycles, it cost $2.
Creative used for reusing old multi-pane windows. Post your own ideas here.
Here is an old window pane I decorated.
Keep an eye out for old windows with wood frames at yard sales. They can be made into rustic looking picture frames. Find pictures that are a little smaller than the window and use a matte, which can be found at any craft store, to give it a finished look.
Reclaim an old window by adhering broken glass, old hardware or shells (use your imagination) using a strong bonding compound. This window can be put outside or in
Ideas for decorating old wooden windows, for inside and outside use. Advice as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.
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I have old windows and would like to put sayings on them. Where can I get letters to use, stencils, or stick on?
Most craft stores like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc., have the materials you need.
I found some at The Dollar Store, the vinyl peel and stick type without glue that doesn't leave residue on your window or wall.
I have found several old glass window panes. They are clean and without frames. I just cannot think of what to do with them. I would love to create something crafty with them; perhaps to sell. Any ideas?
By Karen from WV
At a craft fair last summer, one couple was selling them like hot cakes for bulletin boards. They had put cork board on the back of some, chicken wire with mini clothspins on some. They weren't even decorated. I have a four pane frame and plan on putting my collection of dried leaves in the panes, what I am going to mount them on I don't know yet.
I made a mirror with and old window pane. I scuffed up the side so different colors of paint would come through and placed a mirror behind it.
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I'm always looking for old windows to paint. As you see here they make great welcome signs, and much loved gifts!
By Laurie from MI
W0W GRAM NiCE J0B!!i L0VE iT!!