Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cheer Window

Greg replaced windows in an old farm house a couple of weeks ago and brought me home some great treasures! They're smaller than most of the windows he replaces and I couldn't wait to get started transforming them!



We all love the movie Elf and with Tierni singing Christmas songs to me every day, I knew I had to do something with that quote.



I loved the true rustic look of the window, so I did nothing to it, just cleaned it up.



I printed the words on this great crackle paper I found.



I printed on the back side of the paper first to make sure it was centered. Yeah, I'm cheap and didn't want to waste the paper if it was off centered! Then I taped the papers in the back of the window.



Cut cardboard to fit snugly and hot glued it on the sides.



I had "garland" and the star ornament leftover from the Christmas tree in the kitchen and thought it would be perfect for my window.



I stapled the wire garland around the frame and hot glued the star on the top.





This may be one of my favorite things I have ever made. It makes me smile every time I look at it. I love the simple message in that rustic, simple frame and I hear a sweet little 4 year old singing loud!

I'm linking Here this week.

46 comments:

Baye said...

Now, if my husband brought that home, I'd have sent him off to the dumpster. You, though, turned it into something beautiful. Love it against that rustic boarding.

Screaming Sardine said...

Terri,

This is soooo cute. Love the crackle paper. I need to be on the hunt for old windows cuz, wow, you can make such cute and rustic decor with them!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Terry said...

That is so funny,...just as I was thinking, this might be my favourite project that you've ever made, I read you saying the same thing, ha ha ha. I love, love, love this. The crackle paper totally makes. Yay to Greg for bringing home the windows. Love this.

Crafty Mischief said...

This is too cute!!!

Mandy said...

I LOVE your window!!! I'd love it if you would link it up to a party I have going on at Project Queen!

I'm all linked up to your party. Thanks so much for hosting.
www.projectqueen.org

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

This is great!! I would love for you to share it at my "18 Days til Christmas" Linky party...

http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/12/18-days-til-christmas-linky-party.html

Whitney Reed Cypert@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

This is really cute. I am jealous of the window, lucky girl!

A little crunchy - Kimberly said...

You. Are. Talented.

New follower from the hop!
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Ann said...

What a great idea. The window is wonderful, but the crackle paper makes it!

12 Months Of Christmas said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I'm IN LOVE!!!! What a great find!!!! I would LOVE to get my hands on some windows like that! LUCKY GIRL!!!! Oh I hope I can sleep tonight... I'm going to be WISHING for some windows to come my way... :) LOVE IT!!! You are mighty crafy and talented!!!!

Kaysi said...

That is super cute!!! I love that saying, it makes me want to start singing now! :)

Jill said...

Great looking window now! I just watched Elf a couple of days ago with my girls - and recognised the words straight away! Fabulous Terri!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

so cute. I love the hearts.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

karah said...

This is great! I totally print on the back side of paper to save moolah too!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

SarahinSC said...

I love projects with old windows! This one is great. Love the crackle!

Paula said...

This is a great idea! I'm loving it!

Paula @ Whole Intentions

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I love it! The fact that it makes you smile every time you walk by confirms it's worthiness in your house :)

Found you on Tip Junkie.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I love the rustic look, too!! No wonder it makes you smile :) Great job!!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this idea! Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

One Tough Mother said...

This is a cute idea! I love that movie, too :) Especially the 4 basic food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup!
I'd love for you to link up to {Not So} Tough Tuesday's on One Tough Mother! Starts tonight through Wednesday at midnight!
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Patty said...

I love this window! I found you through Made By You Monday! New follower on Pinterest & Facebook. I pinned your winddow...love it!

Southern Junk Chic said...

Love it! It's so "rustic charm"! I'm going to copy it!! ;) Thanks for sharing.

Kammy Wielenga said...

great saying! Love old windows... I might somehow run with this idea... :)

Jessi Wight said...

Super cute! And I really love the quote. Good job!

marissa said...

this is great I'd love you to add it to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

A Few Pennies said...

Very creative; I love it.

Sara said...

This is so pretty!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now. (And red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/12/turquoise-lovin-17.html

Johnnie said...

Wow. What a great score from Greg. I love what you did. Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday.

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Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love, love, love this and IT WILL be featured this next week. Thank you for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Love this! You did a great job of bringing that window back to life...and just in time for Christmas too!

Kim
www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

Michele Alger said...

That would make me smile endlessly!! LOVE the window!!! Love that movie ;)

~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation said...

Good morning! This turned out AMAZNG-I want one lol. I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party that just started for the week. I'm stopping by from the Show & Tell Staurday Party.
XoXo
~Iffy~
StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh wow! How lucky for you to have an inside connection to windows, and love what you did with this one! It is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

Lori said...

Love this idea. I'm a new follower so I don't miss any other great ideas. Stop by and visit and follow back if you like. Warm wishes

Miss Charming said...

I love the old window! You transformed it into a wonderful Christmas decoration. (And of course, anything to do with ELF is fab.)

Amy said...

Wow, Terri, that looks fanTAStic! You did a wonderful job. I'd love for you to share this at my party if you have the time:

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-6-and-some-fabulous.html

Otter said...

How super cute is THAT? I love that you left the rustic feel of the frame just the way it was. It makes the panes stand out even more. :)

odetoinspiration said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it!!

Beth said...

I love just about anything done with old windows and your piece is right up my alley! Simple with a WOW factor!

Petticoat Junktion said...

Hi Terri, I love your windows, wish my husband brought home cool things for me to work on. I'm jealous.

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring at Bacon Time (will probably post wed) happy holidays.

Judy King said...

HI! Found you through Dittle Dattle! You have such great ideas. Signed up to follow and get emails!!! Don't want to miss your upcoming window creations! Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and visit my home. Merry Christmas

~Judy~

http://shearjudy.blogspot.com/

Tina Peterson said...

You could also etch the words on the window glass and then fit the paper to the back. You could then change the paper out for the seasons or just for a change. You'd just have to make sure the saying can be suitable for several seasons.

Great idea! Tina 'the book lady'
http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/12/menagerie-of-ideas.html

Becca said...

Good Morning! I just featured your window on my blog. Thanks for linking up.

Becca
http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

It's good to know that you reclaimed the window frame... it would be unforgivable to leave such good wood to waste! Is that still the original glass you used?

- Katie Nicoll

Bliss said...

Stopping by to pin this, I love it.

Bliss