Hi Everyone!!! I am Stacie…the crazy woman behind The Creative Crate, and I can’t believe it…but Kari has asked me to be her guest blogger for today!
I just LoVe sharing ideas, and meeting all of the awesome crafters out there who share the same passion as me! Speaking of ideas…. here is another one that I recently made! Check It Out!!
Start off with any old window you might have…
I printed a star on some card stock from my computer…and cut it out with an x-acto knife…
then cut out your stencil…
start stenciling on your stars first on the wrong side and the wrong corner of your window…so that when you flip your window over…the stars will be on the right side…
I just used regular ol’ craft paint. Be sure not to use too much on your brush…or your stars will bleed under the paper and look messy. Don’t worry…you don’t have to be perfect…that’s what I love about it!
Wait for the stars to completely dry…then LIGHTLY (with ton of paint loaded on your brush) wipe your blue background over top of the stars. Don’t go over the same spot when the blue paint is wet…because it will wipe your stars away…believe me…it happened to me. oops! You can do more coats of blue after the first layer is completely dry!
Then…paint on your stripes!!!………..
I did about 2 coats of paint on each of the colors…….
Then when it is dry…I just sprayed mine with a clear spray paint to seal the paint. I don’t think it will completely keep it “scratch proof” but it will help!
And there you have it! Very easy…and Very CuTe!! HaVe FuN!!
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The Harris Family says
I love this. It is very cute.
What a fun “spotlight” very cute craft!!
homemaker Hobbies says
What a fun idea!
Sims Family says
I LOVE this, now I need to find an old window. Thanks for sharing
Angela (from Frugal Living Makeover) says
Those 2 pane windows can be hard to find – I just saw some at a metal drop off yard in our town (I think I will be going back!) I am so excited to try this project!
I might have some of my friends over for an Americana party:) Thanks for sharing…
Debilou~Mississippi Mama says
i love it,, you did a great job freehanding those stripes .. thanks for sharing
I love this idea! Now I’m going to be pillaging the nieghborhood looking for old windows lol
Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says
LOVE this! In fact, probably the best thing I’ve seen done with an old window yet. So.Stinkin.Cute.
Empty Nest Full Life says
Checking to see if my husband has any old windows around. Jackie
This is adorable…I thought you had put some kind of fabric print behind there…can’t believe it’s painted! Looks so good!
I love this project how beautiful. I just made a cute american toddle tutu. I love the 4th of july. http://www.allthingssweetandsassy.blogspot.com
I’m an artist who teaches arts and crafts on the U.S. gulf coast. I am subscribing to your blog and can’t wait to read more!
I love this! I am scouting out some yard sales tomorrow so it would be fabulous to come across a find like this to paint!!! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve got some old windows!!!! I’m doing this! I love your guest bloggers tutes! They are fabulous. I linked to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com
Emily and Tate says
I love this idea, but does anyone have any ideas of where to get those old window panes?
I found them for 2$ each on a local Facebook garage sale site I have older Girl Scouts and we are going to try this out
Ms. Tee says
The flag window is seriously cute! Thank you for sharing how to do it!
I am so inspired! Thanks for sharing.
there is no way i’m letting my husband throw away that old window now! can’t wait to do this…an INDEPENDANCE DAY thank you!
Fabulous! I love it! When my parents redid their old house I kept EVERY window! Then we moved 3000 miles and I had to leave them behind…..boy I wish I still had those!
Oh my gosh, that is SO beautiful!! I love it!
I’m so glad that you were featured, so that one of the blogs I follow could feature you, so that I could find you. 🙂
I’ll be a followin along.
This is so cute, and you did a great job on the tutorial.
Very easy to understand, made warnings about stenciling with too much paint, and…
Well, just did great job.
The spray sealer does work great, but not impregnable, like you said.
blessings and thanks again.
cindi @ Tally's Place says
I love this. Linked to it on my blog and borrowed one of your pics. I creditied to you. If you would like me to remove the pic, just let me know.
Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says
So amazing. Really.
I absolutely love this! I have had an old window for years, trying to decide how I wanted to ue it. When I first saw this, I knew immediately what to do. Thanks!
this is stinking adorable!!! and i have a window sitting at home in my garage waiting to be painted 🙂 thanks for sharing such a cute idea!
Love this!!! Great job, I’m inspired to make this!! What colors did you use to get your rustic look? It doesn’t look like a bright white for the stars…more like off white but my eyes could be playing tricks on me lol
star spangle says
i would like to know the exact type and color of paint you used? is it just a basic red and blue?