Hang them on your tree or walls, or line them up on a mantle or shelf!
Materials & Supplies:
Houseworks' windows #5042,
#9149 1/2" strip wood
#16001 Light Duty Knife,
#41134 Ultimate Easy Cutter or
#41001 Dobson Miter-Rite
#60935 Set of Four Finger Drills
Oil-based primer and mineral spirits
Fine flat-bristle sable brush
Assorted craft paint brushes
White satin-finish interior latex paint
Craft paints in red, green and gold
Iridescent glitter, lace scraps, wreaths, garlands, trim, etc.
Optional: tiny brass screw eyes, narrow ribbon cord
1. Slide the acetate pane out of the window. Use an emery board to sand any rough edges, especially in the grooves on the window casting.
2. Cut a 2 1/2" length of strip wood for the interior window sill. This may be cut with a craft knife, Easy Cutter or Dobson Miter-Rite. Glue to the back of the window and let dry.
3. Use a fine sable brush to apply a thin coat of an oil-based primer like Kilz® (use mineral spirits to thin it, if necessary) to all sides of the window and sill. Avoid getting primer in the acetate pane channels. Clean up with mineral spirits and let dry. Sand again.
4. Paint with a thin coat of white satin-finish interior latex. Let dry. If necessary, sand again before applying a second coat.
5. Using craft paints and brushes, accent and embellish the window. Tip: When painting stripes on grooved mouldings, use a flat brush and pat it on the surface. When the paint has dried, any overlaps in the grooves can be scratched away with the tip of a craft knife.
6. Use a plastic knife to apply a thick layer of Snow-Tex to the top of the window and exterior window sill. Use a stiff-bristled craft paint brush to push the snow into place. Before it dries, sprinkle on iridescent glitter. Let dry.
7. Glue lace scraps to the back window frame for curtains.
8. Glue on a wreath, garland and/or other trim. Glue accessories onto the interior window sill.
9. Slide acetate pane back into position.
If you do not want to hang the window, skip steps 10 & 11.
10. With a 1/32" bit, drill a hole in the center top of the window. Dip the screw end of a tiny brass screw eye into glue and twist into the hole.
11. Thread narrow ribbon or cord through the screw eye and tie it.