Here I am again with another vintage wallpaper craft! I think this is a great way to up-cycle an old window that you might find at a flea market, architectural salvage or antique mall. If you shop at estate sales you could find one of these in the garage or basement, ready to be beautified. Just a reminder: when I post a craft project using vintage wallpaper, you can always substitute any nice paper like scrapbook paper.
Here is my "Vintage Wallpaper Window", which I photographed before the Mod Podge had completely dried. Once dry, the little areas of white cloudiness will disappear:
To make this project, first and foremost you need to find a nice little window with divided panes. I have been collecting them over the years, so I have a stash I can choose from:
Today I chose a smaller, non-chippy window for my project:
The other materials you will need are window cleaner; Mod Podge; scissors; a brush; a ruler (not pictured); and perhaps a razor blade to clean out paint or varnish from the corners of the glass to prepare your windows for the paper:
The first step is cleaning the glass with the window cleaner on both sides. I had to use the razor blade to remove varnish that had stuck to the glass as well:
Next, measure and cut your paper to fit the glass. Apply the Mod Podge to the front of the paper:
Press the paper to the glass on the back/underside of the window, and keep smoothing with your fingers to remove air pockets and excess Mod Podge. A second coat of Mod Podge can be applied to seal after about 15 minutes:
Picture hanging hardware can be attached to the back of your window so you can hang it as wall art.
And a door I completed around the same time:
I hope you are inspired to try this easy project and give some unloved windows a new lease on life! And if you need some assorted vintage wallpaper, I just happen to sell it in my Etsy shop!