I enjoy both a creative project and scoring a great deal equally, so when I spotted these six, beautiful windows on the side of the road, free for the taking, I felt like a kid in a candy store. They sat in my basement for months until recently when we began decorating our house for Christmas when I was inspired to put one of them to use decorating the house (instead of the chicken coops for a change!).

The glass was removed from the panes and the frame, sanded. The evergreens, bittersweet and pine cones were leftover from decorating my coops and wreath-making.

The remaining elements were created from leftover materials from other projects and decorations from Christmases past. I was inspired by a Pinterest pin to make these stenciled blocks, which were wrapped with chicken wire when dry.

Pinecones, a little Modge Podge, gold glitter & leftover gift wrapping ribbon filled this window pane.

I received some amazing, handcrafted soaps from Rural Revolution this summer, which were packaged so beautifully that I couldn’t bring myself to part with the little, drawstring sacks. Hooray for being a pack rat!

Utilizing every ounce of skill I could muster from my 7th grade home economics class, I fashioned these stockings from the soap sacks and stenciled them.

I’ll put the other two stockings in the chicken coops.

I made this star using the same techniques and materials as I did in making my square wreath earlier this month.  

(Bow made from jute scraps)

Wooden Christmas lights garland and bells are decor of Christmases past.

This project took a lot more time than I imagined it would, but I live for this stuff, so I didn’t mind. ☺

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I enjoy both a creative project and scoring a great deal equally, so when I spotted these six, beautiful windows on the side of the road, free for the taking, I felt like a kid in a candy store. They sat in my basement for months until recently when we began decorating our house for Christmas when I was inspired to put one of them to use decorating the house (instead of the chicken coops for a change!).

The glass was removed from the panes and the frame, sanded. The evergreens, bittersweet and pine cones were leftover from decorating my coops and wreath-making.

The remaining elements were created from leftover materials from other projects and decorations from Christmases past. I was inspired by a Pinterest pin to make these stenciled blocks, which were wrapped with chicken wire when dry.

Pinecones, a little Modge Podge, gold glitter & leftover gift wrapping ribbon filled this window pane.

I received some amazing, handcrafted soaps from Rural Revolution this summer, which were packaged so beautifully that I couldn’t bring myself to part with the little, drawstring sacks. Hooray for being a pack rat!

Utilizing every ounce of skill I could muster from my 7th grade home economics class, I fashioned these stockings from the soap sacks and stenciled them.

I’ll put the other two stockings in the chicken coops.

I made this star using the same techniques and materials as I did in making my square wreath earlier this month.  

(Bow made from jute scraps)

Wooden Christmas lights garland and bells are decor of Christmases past.

This project took a lot more time than I imagined it would, but I live for this stuff, so I didn’t mind. ☺

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Donna Wilkes
Donna Wilkes
10 years ago

Adorable little stockings – love the way you styled the window and repurposed items.

Marlo RepurposeMyLife
11 years ago

Very creative. I love old windows!

DearCreatives
11 years ago

Love those chicken stockings! Visiting from DearCreatives.com

TheChickenChick
TheChickenChick
11 years ago

Thanks so much, Manuela!

Manuela Williams
Manuela Williams
11 years ago

Love what you did with the window and the stenciled stocking came out so cute!