How To: Decoupage an Old Window

This is a project I've been wanting to do for awhile. I love chippy, old windows and was getting a little tired of the usual chalkboard treatment I gave them. This took a total of about 10 min. and was so easy!

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Step 1:

Grab an old window and the print you'll be using. I love old botanical prints and carry a wide selection in the shop. We just got in a shipment of aged paper prints featuring veggies, pumpkins, eggs, and more. I used the pumpkin print and it was so easy to work with! Vintage book pages and music sheets would also be fun.

Start with a clean surface! I centered the print on the back of a window and then taped around it. Don't tape it down...just tape at the edge. This created a nice little box to apply the Mod Podge in and I didn't have to guess how much I needed to put down or where.

Step 2

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge inside the rectangle with a sponge. Then, place your print on top. Use a credit card to smooth out the print and get rid of bubbles. Put another layer of Mod Podge on the back of the print. Remove the tape border.

Step 3

Clean up any Mod Podge overlap and streaks. If you'll be hanging your window, you can attach some hooks to the back. And, that's it! Stand back and admire your work!

I just ordered a bunch of the prints below for a large 12-pane window I picked up this week. I can't wait to dress it up using this technique!