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How To Make A Wintry Window with Paper Doilies

by Jean Van't Hul
December 10, 2011
Doilies and contact paper on window.

Do you have transparent contact paper? Some paper doilies? That’s all you will need for these easy DIY winter decorations.

Transform one of your windows (or doors!) into a festive and wintry stained glass in a matter of minutes.

Our first time making this I used white doilies, but the second time we used silver and gold doilies. I’d also like to try it with a range of doily sizes.

And with heart doilies when Valentine’s Day comes around.

You can find doilies in many places including the drug store, grocery store, craft store, and maybe the dollar store.

This is an easy project to work on some quiet afternoon over vacation.

DIY Winter Decorations

A Wintery Window with Paper Doilies
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1. Setup

To get started, I spread out some contact paper on the kitchen table sticky side up and secured the edges with tape.

Girls placing doilies on contact paper.

2. Place doilies

Maia, Daphne, and I pressed the doilies (good side down) all over the contact paper…and then they moved on to opening candy canes to make candy cane lollipops.

Doilies on contact paper

3. Window template

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.

Doilies on window panes.

4. Cut panels & adhere to window

After cutting them out, we  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 (it washes off easily).

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Isn’t it pretty? I think we’ll try a mix of different size doilies 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?

DIY Winter Decorations


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