A Spring Flower Craft - Flower Petal Stained Glass Window

Flower Petal Stained Glass Door :: A Spring Flower Craft

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A Spring Flower Craft - Flower Petal Stained Glass

We have a new “stained glass” front door!

This one is made with contact paper and flower petals and may be my favorite yet plus it is the perfect spring flower craft. I love it!

The front door window is our big spot for displaying seasonal changes in art and decoration. Until yesterday we had a big scribble stained glass up, which I still think is awesome, but the flower petal stained glass is just so fresh and cheerful!

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Flower Petal Stained Glass Door :: A Spring Flower Craft

MATERIALS

  • Transparent contact paper
  • Flowers and leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

A Spring Flower Craft - Making a Flower Petal Stained Glass Window

Arranging the flower petals and leaves on the contact paper was both fun and relaxing.

I did most of it, although that wasn’t my intention; I had the contact paper set out as an after-school project.

Maia had a friend over, though, and they were in play mode rather than art mode. Which was fine. Rather blissful, in fact.

A Spring Flower Craft - Flower Petal Stained Glass with Contact Paper

Daphne hung out on the fringes of the big kid action while I created flower mandalas and other designs.

A Spring Flower Craft - Baby Daphne looking at the Flower Petal Stained Glass

We all love our new stained glass door!

A Spring Flower Craft - Baby Daphne with the Flower Petal Stained Glass

Maybe in a week or two when these flowers fade, we can all sit down and create some new flower petal stained glass together. Or maybe I’ll have the pile of flowers to myself again…

P.S. You can see all of our many stained glass door versions here, as well as lots of other stained glass and suncatcher crafts.

P.P.S. If you’re interested in another spring flower craft, here are some beautiful flower petal crowns. And here’s a flower suncatcher (in the perfect frame).

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  • Reply
    Julie Liddle, ART IN HAND
    May 24, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Oh, SO lovely!

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    kara
    May 24, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I love this & have a door just like it at home. Can you explain how it’s a fixed to the glass? I’m assuming you just put petals to contact paper and then cover with another sheet? Thanks I look forward to your blog EVERYDAY! Much love to you mama!

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    Kylie Bartlett
    May 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

    We love to arrange between laminate sheets and then laminate and hang or fix to various windows or make floral suncatchers.

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    Dawn Lange
    May 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    That is so incredibly gorgeous!! I want to do it today, but I have so much packing to do- it will have to wait until we get back from Wisconsin!

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    Luisa
    May 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

    This is so lovely I’m so bummed out I just threw out some dried out flowers yesterday. I have a few in the vase stills and a rose not too dried. They look lovely on your door.

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    Kate
    May 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Oooooh this is gorgeous!! It looks like you still get plenty of light too, which is a must for me if I cover a window. Now if only I had some flowers blooming around here… :)

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    the color palette: exploring art with kids
    May 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

    that is so pretty I gotta get contact paper this weekend!!!! :) thank you for posting this!!!

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    August
    May 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    So gorgeous!

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    nicoz balboa
    May 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    lovely!!!!

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    Lauren at CookiesKids.com
    May 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    These are simply gorgeous. Do the petals stay “fresh” under the contact paper, or does this type of decoration only last for a few weeks before they start to wither?

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    Catherine
    May 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I love how this looks so much I want a door like that!

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    Lindsey
    May 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Wow, that is gorgeous. I can’t wait to try it!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    May 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

    We usually sandwich the flowers (or whatever) between two sheets of contact paper and that would work for this. This time, though, I just stuck the sheet of contact paper directly on the glass, sandwiching the flower petals between the glass and contact paper. Does that make sense? I had to make sure to leave enough of a sticky border so that it would work.

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    Amanda
    May 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Truly Amazing work! I love it!
    much love,
    Amanda

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    Jill
    May 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    really really pretty Jean!

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    smilymel
    May 25, 2011 at 7:36 am

    oohhh, I have glass panel doors in a few rooms – will have to think up some stained glass ideas! Lovely…

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    Rachel
    May 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    so beautiful! and i think it’s good for us parents to feel the freedom to make art ourselves too… thx for the idea and that reminder!

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    camille
    May 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    wow, what a lovely idea, it is very beautiful :D

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    Jen
    May 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Here is a way to keep the colors lasting for YEARS: take a piece of wax paper (wax side up) and arrange the flower (or Fall leaves — my favorite!) on it. Add another piece of wax paper (wax side down) and press with the iron until wax melts and the two sides stick together. This lasts quite a long time. In fact, I think my parents still have one I made about, oh, 20 years ago. :)

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    Barbara
    May 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Totally fantastic. Did you press and dry the petals and leaves, or just leave them fresh? My 6 y.o. is currently obsessed with drawing on our glass french doors with window crayons, and I think this would be a wonderful extension for her.

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    wordplayhouse.com
    May 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    So, pretty. Picking and pressing the flowers would be one of my favorite parts of the process too.

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    Melissa Taylor
    May 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I love this post, Jean! I shared it with my readers today. :) http://artfulparent.typepad.com/artfulparent/2011/05/flower-stained-glass-door.html

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    Melissa Taylor
    May 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    whoops – wrong link –http://imaginationsoup.net/2011/05/inspiration-from-other-bloggers/

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    Amanda
    May 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Did you have any problems with sticky residue on the glass after you removed the contact paper? I love the way it looks adhered directly to the glass windows.

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    Sheau
    May 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    This is so lovely. Now I know what to do with the wild flowers we planted in our courtyard. What fun and seasonal celebration. Thank you for all of your inspiring posts.

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    molly
    May 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Jean, this is beautiful. You didn’t press the flowers, did you? My grandma has always made cards of pressed flowers and I think they are so lovely, the door just reminds me of them!

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    Heather
    May 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Jean, this is an amazing project. What a way to bring art, beauty and nature together. Well done.

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    sherri/post+taste
    May 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    beautiful. can’t wait to try!

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    Rachelle @ tinkerlab
    May 31, 2011 at 12:40 am

    not to worry, jean, you do so much and i didn’t feel like you slipped off the map at all! i bought organized simplicity as a new year’s resolution, and it’s one of the best purchases i’ve ever made. i’ve been in purging mode since january, and my home feels lighter for it. you won’t be disappointed. best of luck, and look forward to seeing the book!

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    Rachelle @ tinkerlab
    May 31, 2011 at 12:41 am

    oops, posted this comment on the wrong date — will repost :)

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    Shari313
    May 31, 2011 at 11:03 am

    stunning. <3

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    Kate
    May 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    beautiful………..

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    JenZnewlife
    June 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

    This is at the TOP of my todo list. SO beautiful, bright, fresh. I’ve even got an old window frame to put them in and use as a wall hanging. Oh, my crafty mind is spinning. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

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    Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue
    June 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

    This is just beautiful! I wonder if you could do this with silk flowers so it would stay longer?

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    Joanne
    June 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    this is so pretty!

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    celine
    June 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    It’s beautiful ! thank you for sharing !
    merci

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    vanessa @ silly eagle books
    June 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    How gorgeous! We did this (for one window) in February with tissue paper. We made crocuses–but this–this is just on a whole other level! I love the way it turned out and how it looks with the sun shining through it! Thanks for sharing. :)
    http://www.sillyeaglebooks.com/2011/02/spring-crafts-for-kids-crocus-sun.html

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    Margaret B.
    June 2, 2011 at 2:45 am

    That’s gorgeous!

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    Marcy
    June 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful. I love it even more because you have a Daphne. I have a Daphne Kristina (she’s 1 1/2)!

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    Carolyn
    June 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I did this with my kids today. TOTALLY AWESOME! Of course, it was not as “fancy” and I put 2 sheet together to make a “window”….THANK YOU for the idea!!

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    katy
    June 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Love it! We don’t have a door like that any longer so I’ll have to figure something else out.

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    M Knowles
    June 5, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I love it,so springlike. I have some old silk flowers I was planning to throw away,might have to try this instead.

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    Sandra Pavkovic
    June 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

    aaadoooraaablee !!!

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    @pril
    June 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I love this project, really cute. I featured it on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/gallery-of-featured-crafters-3-with.html
    Feel free to grab my Featured Button.

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    Amanda
    June 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    We just did this for our front door today. The boys had a great time collecting the flowers and putting them on the paper. It looks great! I’m always amazed at the creativity that my five year old displays.

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    librarianism
    June 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    These are so pretty! All of your “stained glass” ideas are really fun, but this is my favorite!!

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    Katie Hallison
    July 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

    That’s a refreshing idea. I like how you try to engage the kids in the project as well, and they expressed themselves very well in your scribble stained glass. I’m excited to see your other creations!

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    Amanda
    August 10, 2011 at 9:22 am

    That is just STUNNING!
    I run Fun Family Crafts, a site similar in nature to Craftgawker and Spotlight, but different in that it’s a library of craft tutorials geared only at kids. I would love it if you’d stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don’t post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like! http://funfamilycrafts.com/

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    Elwood Draffen
    November 10, 2011 at 9:07 am

    It’s fabulous! The flower petals look so cute on the glass. All in all it makes a very lovely entrance to a home.

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    Lauren
    March 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    This is lovely. What kind of contact paper did you use? Is it a special kind that will peel off easily when you’re ready for another design?

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    Katie Nicoll
    October 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Your handmade “stained glass” door is one of the best door designs that I have ever seen! I sincerely admire your creativity! You’re simply amazing!

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    Ronald Miller
    November 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    What an effort! Like what Katie said, I have never seen a handmade stained glass as wonderful as this one! Good craftsmanship! I wish I can have creative hands like yours.

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    Mia Marie
    November 20, 2012 at 6:17 am

    What a wonderful creations.

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    Lovell Booth
    December 18, 2012 at 4:41 am

    I really admire your creativity. Seriously good

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    Maricela Milum
    December 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I love the effort! I’m not so into flowers, but when I saw your stained glass door, I suddenly changed my mind. Is it hard to do? I’m planning to do it to on our glass door too, but only with butterflies or stars.

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    Celine Goyer
    January 29, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Lovely. Very Artistic. You should really share your talents. :)

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    Antony.
    July 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Jean, I’m Antony from India. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. I have an doubt that contact paper means tracing But, I have a doubt about the contact paper, is it tracing paper or butter paper? Once again thanks for your wonderful work.

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    Lili Shang
    March 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you kindly for this wonderfully simple and easy activity. What a creative and fun way to think about decorating windows… a terrific way to celebrate spring and all the events that come with flowers and joy!

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