In my garage sits a ton of these:
…and these aren’t even half of them!
So I took a few and slapped a little paint on them.
Let it dry completely then sand it off a little to achieve the “weathered” look (yes, I realize this is a different window, I did a bunch of them!):
Take a damp cloth and wipe the paint off of the actual window. It comes off pretty easily. If you need to then you can also use a razor blade. Grab your hubby and have him measure and drill holes where you want to knobs to go. While he is at it, get him to add two saw tooth picture hangers on the top ends of the window (the backside, of course). Add the knobs (some of them weren’t quite long enough so I used Wood Glue to hold them in place and it works like a charm! – Gorilla Glue is awesome too!) Then clean your window panes really well. Now you are ready to add the paper and photos…
(Sorry for this next batch of pictures… this was done a night time…)
Get your scrapbook paper, scissors and something to measure with.
Next choose your favorite pictures… This is the hardest part for me… seriously, I think this takes longer than the entire project…I love ALL of our pictures!
I used a glue dotter (totally not the right name, that’s what I call it.. it can be found in the scrapbook section of any craft store and I think it is made by Ad Tech) on the back of my picture. Regular old tape would probably work too, but I just like to say “glue dotter!” So I use it anytime I can!
Ok, next measure to find the center of the window pane and place your picture right in the center! I measured from the top of the pane to the top of the picture and then eyeballed the rest of it. Do that for a few pictures making sure to peak after each one so that you know they are straight!
Almost done! See?!
…Add the bottom three pictures…
And you have this awesomeness:
Ok, grab the hubs again and get him to drill the holes in the wall (or brick in my case), deal with the wall anchors and measurements. You know all of that boring boy stuff.
(Gotta love a man with his tools!)
And after it is hung you have this fabulousness displayed in your house!
Oh yea, I am adding a few of these bad boys to the shop! Shipping these puppies is a nightmare so I am offering pick-up for all of you locals!