I have had these old windows sitting in my garage for the better part of a year that I found in the trash! When I saw them, I just new I could use them for something beautiful.
How I Used Old Holiday Cards and Windows to Create Wall Art
But first I needed to clean them up. I liked the rustic look but these windows were absolutely filthy.
I started by scrapping what a could of the old paint. Then I used a orbital sander to sand as much of the frame. Finally I used a corner sander to get in between each pane.
I didn't worry to much about getting every speck of paint off since I did want a rustic look.
After I sanded what I could. I used soapy water and a brush to clean the windows as best I could and finally windex and paper towel.
I don't know about you, but I save all of our holiday cards and thought this was a perfect way to frame all of them over the years.
I laid them all out on the now clean windows, I decided to do one horizonal and one vertical.
Then I used a little tape in each corner and pressed it down into the glass.
I love having all our memories displayed instead of laying in a drawer somewhere.
If you have been following me for a while, you may recognize this mantle! This was a DIY too!
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Trish on Apr 29, 2021
Yes this is cool! My sister did a French door, using family pics.
Jamie Tyler Smith on May 04, 2021
I love this idea. You could also do it with dollar tree frames and or mirrors and get the same effect. Thank you for sharing your gifts with we fellow crafters!
God bless and craft on!