DIY Spring Window Decor
Tired of snow and gloom? Brighten up the view with this DIY spring window decor project.
Winter can be a gloomy time. When it’s not snowing, it’s often gray and dull, with nothing much to enliven the view. This DIY window decor project gives you a different outlook on things. Use the crackle paint technique to give a simple photo frame the texture of an old window frame. Add some vellum stickers of springtime flowers and hang in your window to help you remember spring is on the way!
DIY Spring Window Decor Materials
- 2-photo frame (8×10 holding 2 4×6 photos)
- Acrylic paint in cream
- School glue
- Sponge brushes
- Vellum flower stickers (I used these from Joann)
- Die cut machine and pink adhesive vinyl, or paintbrush and pink paint
- Silk cord (8 inches)
- Strong glue
DIY Spring Window Decor Instructions
- Take apart the photo frame. Remove the back piece entirely; you won’t need it for this project. Remove the glass piece and set it aside carefully until later.
- Protect your work surface. Use a sponge brush to cover the front of the frame with a thick even coat of school glue. Allow to dry until just tacky.
- With a fresh sponge brush, paint over the glue with cream paint. Use long even strokes and apply the paint generously.
- Allow the paint and glue to dry. Within a few minutes, the paint will start to crackle. You can speed up the process with a hair dryer on low, if you like.
- The paint and glue will need to dry for several hours or overnight.
- When the front of the frame is dry, paint the sides and black with cream paint and allow to dry. If desired, you can spray the entire frame with a coat of clear sealant when fully dry.
- Clean the glass piece thoroughly. Using the photos shown here as a guide, apply the flower stickers to the bottom half of the frame (on the front of the glass). I used a dry erase marker to mark exactly what parts of the glass would show once it was back in the frame. Tip: Lay some stickers lower on the frame than others. You can trim off excess at the bottom or sides if needed.
- For the words on the top, I used my die cut machine to cut the words from adhesive vinyl. If you have access to a machine, I’ve included the graphic here for you to download and use. If you don’t have a machine, you can paint or write the words yourself on the top portion of the glass.
- Apply a thin bead of glue on the back of the frame and press the glass back into place, with the flowers and words facing forwards. Allow glue to dry.
- On the back of the frame, glue the silk cord in place on the two top corners as shown.