Rustic Winter Window

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
wired garland
2 screws
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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Brenda Reese

Great idea. Looks so charming. I made 4 of you chicken wire ball lights! My 2 year old neighbor loves them!


Thank you, Tina! I would love to have you link up at my Clever Chicks Blog Hop if you'd like! Here's this week's party:
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I stopped in from AllThings Link Up and I absolutely love this! I am a crafter (I sell my items), blogger and pinterest addict and I have to say this is my absolute FAVORITE project I found this year. I doubt I will be able to create it this year but I LOVE it!

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint
Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint

I absolutely LOVE this!!!. Thanks for linking up to Project Pin it. I will be pinning this to the Project Pin it board on Pinterest.



Thanks so much for the feature! I grabbed my button and am displaying it proudly on my post. 🙂

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I absolutely love old windows. I have 6 of them and not sure what I want to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration. Linda