Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Merry Christmas Present---to YOU!

I am in the process of making these really cool windows---I decided that I would post the how to on these for you--my favorite bloggaroo's as a gift to you---I figured--this would be an AWESOME gift to make for someone for the holiday gift giving----here's how I did it-----

1. I gathered really cool white and off white painted pane windows

2. Clean WELL

3. I used clear contact paper and cut the letters after tracing them onto the contact paper from a stencil I have---if you do not have a stencil-----worry not---here's a famous trick---I have used my computer and print the letters out Large and then trace them through the contact paper with a sharp pen---then cut them out and place them onto your window----whatever words you like---JOY---Let it SNOW--blah blah blah the possibilities are endless---I also got some cheap snowflake stickers to place here and there on my window as well---that large snowflake is actually a rhinestone studded metal one that I got from Target in the ornaments dept. and I glued it on there with 'Fusion' a clear polyurethane non foaming glue---it's a miracle glue---like magic it is so STRONG----I also put a masking tape line to keep me from going astray in my letter placement when I stuck them on there---it takes a long time to get them all on there very straight and beaut-eeee-ful---so patience is totally a virtue!

4. Go to a well ventalated area to spray this really cool spray on there that FROSTS the glass---you can get it at most craft stores and it is a spray--the particular one that I used is from Valspar and it is called Frosting for Glass and was by the stained glass painting supplies----spray nice and evenly taking great caution in overspraying your amount so it does not drip onto your glass----I gave that window 3 SEPERATE coats letting it dry 1 hour between coats-----then let it dry WELL and CAREFULLY peel your stickers off and then you can glue your other embellishments on there and VIOLAAAA---BEAUTIOUS WINDOW CREATION---by you!!!
PS. You can also do the reverse of that option and have your letters be frosted and I also think it would be WAY cool to add some white lights on the backside of it---to hang on the wall---or mantle---OMGosh--the picture doesn't really do it justice--they are really very pretty and I have been making them for the shop---have fun with this!



Country*Road*Primitives said...

Very nice Renee :) Thank you for sharing your know how!! xox

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Hi!! What a wonderful blog!! Found you through Curds and Whey...and am putting you on my list of fun blogs to visit!! I have some of these windows in the garage!! Must go to work on them!!! Thanks for sharing!!! ~~Trudy in Colorado~~

tattered 'n torn prims said...

You are just too darn crafty!!! should do that for a living....crafting I mean!!! LOL!!

Thanks for sharing!!! This is a gand gift giving ideeee-er!!


Brenda, Rusty Creek Primitives said...

Renee I love it! You are such an inspiration girlie. I've got to get some of that spray frost beans I say!

Doreen said...

OOOOO....thanks are right...I do love this and am going to give it a try!


mindy said...

very cool, I gotta scare me up some old windows!
thanks for sharin soo much of yourself!

Love You Cherishables said...

You are superbly talented!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful knowledge with the rest of to find some old windows...I saw some at this old house in town, but there still connected to the house...for now.

I'll let you know the outcome. Get some cash ready in case you get a call to get me out of the po po.


Sue said...

Well my dear friend I am simply going to have to post about this so the whole world will know...Well maybe not that many...You are so dang clever and I'll never understand how you acomplish so many dang things...Them Iron Range Girls can sure get stuff done...
Loves Ye Kid

ntdolls said...

Renee that is really great. I do have some of those windows around. I will try it. Thanks

BirchBerry Farms said...

Good Mornin'!!!
Thanks Carla--are u gonna try it?

Welcome and thank you Trudy--so happy you stopped by!

Great Idea Stace---Crafting---who knew???---seeeee that is why you get paid the big bucks---your so dang smart!--

Thanks Brenda Bean---head on out and let's see what you come up with!

Thanks Sweet D!

Get Crackin Mindy!

Ummmmm Kare Bear---I am emptying my piggy whilest we speak---oh BOY---I love when this happens--ya know---a friend will always bail you out of jail---a GREAT friend will sit next to you in the cell and say---gosh that was FUN!

Hey Susie----thanks dear heart-- Ya---you betcha ---Iron Rangers!

Nancy---I know you will come up with something GREAT!

Pea said...

Ah way cool! My god now if I can steal me(whoopsie) I mean find me some winders.
I bet my friend Melsie has some winders. Gotta go find that chic.
Thanks for sharing. I am sure your show will be sold out!

Audrey Friesen said...

The window is beautiful!! I have an old window from the house that I wasn't sure what to do with - now I know. Thanks so much for the instructions!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oooooh!!! I love it!!!! I have some old barn windows I've been savin' for a rainy er make that snowy day! YaY!!! :> )
Thanks darlin'!!!

Pam said...


I always see those windows at craft fairs and just love them. Thanks for the gift of your know-how. I'll have to look for the old windows now. LOL

hugs pam

AnnaSam said...

I have came across your site and loveit! I'm adding you to my favs list. Have a blessed day!

Doreen said...

Good Sunday Morning Rea..what for breakfast??? Mark's off hunting so he's not here to make me his usual pancakes and bacon!!!!!


ps...he word verification on this post is rearpush????? what's up with that?

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Come see my blog Renee for an award I gave ya!


Dongoose said...

Wow! That frosting spray is VERY cool (as is your window).

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