Take a look at the new faux stained glass window on our front door! I used doilies this time. Doilies and contact paper. Isn’t it pretty and wintery and perfect for Christmas? We’re a little slower than usual in getting our decorations up and this was my attempt at a Christmas-y front door. I made it while Maia was at school yesterday and she was so bummed that I had made something without her! I had to promise we’d decorate another window this way soon…
Here’s how I did this (in case you’d like to try it yourself for some quick Christmas decorating):
I spread out a large-ish sheet of contact paper, pulled off the paper backing, and taped it to the table, sticky side up. Then I simply stuck 4 inch doilies all over the contact paper, good side down. I used a piece of paper the size of my window panes as a template to mark off where I needed to cut out the individual pane-sized pieces.
After cutting them out, I stuck them to the window. The contact paper did most of the sticking, but where there were doilies in the corners I had to use a dab from the glue stick to keep them against the window (it washes off easily).
Isn’t it pretty? I think we’ll try a mix of different size doilies next time (since I promised Maia there would be a next time), or maybe let the girls paint them with watercolors first.
And, thinking ahead, wouldn’t this be fun at Valentine’s Day with heart doilies in pink, red, and white?