The simple design and history of the Farmhouse window just go hand in hand with Thanksgiving. Both are from times when the country was entering a new phase of our history and both are tied directly to the harvest of the land.
So it is rather appropriate that Farmhouse windows decorate beautifully for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Window Painting
Farmhouse windows work well for Thanksgiving window paintings because you have the option of painting one large scene on the entire window, a scene on the top and a different scene on the bottom, or 4 different scenes that are separated by the grilles in the window.
If you are artistically gifted, Farmhouse windows give you a huge canvas to use your talents on for the holiday. And even if you aren’t gifted with the paint brush, there are stencils available at your local craft stores that will help you still be able to make a beautiful Thanksgiving window.
Whenever you are painting on Farmhouse windows select paint that is easily removed after Thanksgiving is over. You don’t want to be stuck with windows that are permanently celebrating Thanksgiving. You also don’t want to end up damaging the glass of your windows while trying to remove paint that wasn’t designed to be used temporarily on glass.
While painting, cover the sections of the window that are not glass just in case the paint accidentally drips. Getting any kind of paint off non-glass sections of Farmhouse window can be extremely difficult to remove, so it is better to cover before the mess than clean up after.
Fake Thanksgiving Stained Glass
If painting isn’t your thing, go for the stained glass look instead.
First, take different colors of tissue paper and cut them in small shapes no less than 1 inch x 1 inch. Next, arrange the colors to make a Thanksgiving scene and then stick them on a piece of clear contact paper that is the same size of the glass between the grilles of your Farmhouse windows.
Finally, attach the scene to the glass of the window with clear tape.
When the sun shines through the window, the colored tissue paper will give the appearance of stained glass. Giving you beautiful Thanksgiving scenes to enjoy for the holiday that can be easily removed from your Farmhouse windows after the holiday is over.