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.

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Rustic Winter Window

DIY RUSTIC WINTER WINDOW

SUPPLIES NEEDED

an old window frame
wired burlap ribbon
staple gun & staples
snowflake ornaments
wired garland
picture hanging wire
2 screws
screwdriver
sandpaper
a burlap stocking

LET’S MAKE IT!

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.

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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. 

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I placed some rope lights behind the frame as it hung on the wall, which gives it a pretty effect at night.

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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
Brenda Reese
5 years ago

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

TheChickenChick
5 years ago

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: https://the-chicken-chick.com/2014/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-115-with-henbag.html
Thanks for visiting!