A set of found windows has been living in my basement, waiting to be given new life and this week, I turned one of them into a winter decoration with minimal effort and no expense. Using materials from Christmases past, I transformed a beautiful, old window frame into sparkly holiday wall decor. Here's how:
an old window frame
staple gun & staples
I saw it as a personal challenge to remove the glass from the window without breaking any since most of what I read about the process suggested breakage was likely. With nothing more than a flat head screwdriver, the ancient seals were chipped away and victory was mine.
Once it was glass-free, I lightly sanded it to distress the edges a little. Two screws were then attached to the back of the frame, around which the picture-hanging wire was wound.
(pink afghan, optional)
The ribbon, garland, snowflakes and stocking were stapled to the frame.
I placed some rope lights behind the frame as it hung on the wall, which gives it a pretty effect at night.
By far the most difficult part of this project was photographing it indoors, but Mother Nature provided a little help and inspiration with a pre-Christmas snowfall and a few glimpses of sun this week.
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