This Easter craft is for those that like creating Easter decorations that they will be able to use year after year. Instead of decorating directly on your windows at home, you will instead be recycling old windows that were removed from your home or another person’s home and decorating them.
Creating Easter decorations from old windows is beneficially for three reasons. One, it gives these old windows a new purpose and saves them from ending up in a landfill. Two, old windows give the new Easter decoration you are about to create a vintage feel to it. Three, old windows are portable and can be put away for storage after the holiday to be brought back out again next year.
Prepping Your Recycled Old Windows
There are three ways you can prep your old recycled windows to use them for Easter decorations. First, you can sand off all the old paint and repaint it a pristine white. This clean white is perfect to represent the fresh, newness of spring.
Second, you can sand off the old paint and repaint it with crackle paint. This type of gives the appearance of old cracked paint, which enhances the vintage look of your window.
Third, do nothing to the window. Okay, so this isn’t really prepping your window, but the old, weathered look is a look you can go for as far as the appearance of the window.
Decorating Your Recycled Old Window
Once you have prepped the frame, it is time to decide how you are going to decorate the window. Most people leave the frame alone and concentrate on the glass part of the window, but it is really up to you. If you have painted the wood frame of the window white, you could embellish it with Easter Eggs or small spring flowers.
The glass part of the window can be used as a canvas to paint on or as a picture frame.
As a canvas, you can paint Easter eggs, bunnies, flowers, words for the holiday, or a combination of them all. The great thing about this project is that you can make it uniquely yours. Even if you were to make this project in a group, no two window paintings would be the same.
As a frame, in each window pane you can hang fun Easter cutouts, vintage Easter cards or even painted wood shapes from ribbon.
Once you are done decorating it, hang up and enjoy your newly decorated recycled window for many Easters to come.