The Thankful Mama

Artful Window Panes

on July 14, 2011

I recently completed a craft project for my little girl’s room windows. This idea came from the creative site The Artful Parent. It is a great resource for fun and crafty things to do with your children. There are many projects I have been inspired by on this site and I love reading about all the fun and crafty things this mom does with her darling little girls.

I used her tutorial for Flower Petal Stained Glass Door and was so pleased with the results! There is a small, oddly shaped window in my baby’s room that I have struggled with decorating. It’s a great source of natural light in the room, but it would be nice to have some privacy, since it looks out onto the front porch. The “stained glass” solved the problem perfectly.

The finished project

 

The supplies needed couldn’t be simpler; clear contact paper, fresh flower petals and/or leaves from the garden and a pair of scissors. I measured out the spaces between the panes and cut my contact paper into easy to handle panels. I cut an assortment of flat leaves and flower petals from my yard and laid them out in a pattern I liked. Once the backing is removed, the contact paper lays flat, making the surface easy to arrange the flowers on. Then, up on the windows they go! It made a beautiful sight to look at while we played and changed diapers. My little girl noticed them right away! The flowers lasted about 5-7 days before getting wilted and brownish.

I am looking forward to do more ideas with the contact paper windows. It lends itself to so many artistic uses. I already have a project in mind for my 3 year old nephew to create that we can use in the room. Hopefully I’ll have something to share about that in another post! Thank you to Jean at the Artful Parent for sharing so many fun and easy ideas that get the creativity flowing!

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