Do you have
transparent contact paper? Some paper doilies (perhaps left over from some other craft project)? That's all you need to transform one of your windows into a festive and wintery stained glass in a matter of minutes.
And if you don't have contact paper and doilies, then quick!, run out to the store before it closes for Christmas. This is an easy project to work on some quiet afternoon over vacation.
I bought our
package of doilies from Discount School Supply and like that they came in silver and gold as well as white (all in one package). But you can get doilies many places, of course, including the drug store, grocery store, craft store, and maybe the dollar store.
To get started, I spread out some contact paper on the kitchen table sticky side up and secured the edges with tape. Maia, Daphne, and I pressed the doilies all over the contact paper…
…and then they moved on to opening candy canes to make candy cane lollipops.
I cut a sheet of paper down to the size of one of my window panes and used it as a template to measure and mark where to cut our doily stained glass pieces.
We then pressed the new stained glass pieces into place, directly onto the windows. (In a few places, if there was a doily in a corner instead of sticky contact paper, I used a dab from the glue stick to help hold the corner down.)
And that's all you need to create a wintery stained glass window! Just a window + some paper doilies and contact paper.
It looks great at night…
…as well as during the day.
We made one of these last year with just white doilies, rather than the mix of white and metallic. I'd also like to try it with a range of doily sizes. And (as I mentioned last year), with
heart doilies when Valentine's Day comes around.
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