11.25.2010

Old Window Pane Project Repost


I wanted to re post a popular window pane tutorial from a couple of years ago.  I started with an old window pane, some greenery,  dried green moss, silk flowers, ribbon, silk cording, Hot glue, floral wire, glitter floral spray, and some items that you would like to add into the piece such as small statues, china, resin figures, etc.  The only tools I needed were scissors, wire cutters, and a glue gun.




First I added greenery.  You can use a length of a vine to save some time.  Just arrange it onto the window frame as desired.  I attached everything with hot glue.  Next comes the silk flowers.  I added white roses and some gold bits and pieces. 

I then added my statues.  I wrapped some floral wire around these at the bottom and then wired them into the greenery.  I also used a bit of hot glue to help stabilize them.  A good rule of thumb is to always use odd numbers of flowers and items.  I only had two statues so I placed a large ribbon bow at the corner between them to give it a third item.  I used the moss in spots to help cushion the ceramic pieces and to add just a bit of a used garden look to the piece.

I added two different kinds of ribbon.  I like wire ribbon because it is so easy to shape and bend and then it stays put easier.  I used hot glue to attach it in a few spots.  I followed with some cording to give it a bit more glam.


My last touch was to use some floral glitter spray on it to add just a bit more sparkle.  I have been thinking of painting a window pane black and then adding some items to make it   Mary Engelbreit style.  Maybe  some bits of china with cherries on it and a Scottie dog or two.  I think some red check or red & white polka dot ribbon would be just the right touch.   Or I can see painting the windows with chalkboard paint and adding some rusty bits and pieces.  The possibilities of ways to style this are endless.  Can you think of some?  I would love to hear how you would do it or even see pictures of a project you did like it.
Until Next Time
Debbie

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1 comment:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
This is such a pretty idea! I have an old mirror which looks like a window and this would look very nice on it too. Thanks for sharing and I hope you've had a really nice Thanksgiving.

Blessings,
Sandi