One of my readers and old classmates, Danielle, contacted me a few months ago about helping her create a wedding present for her soon to be husband, Josh. Danielle had found a picture of a decor item she wanted to make on Pinterest, but it was only the picture, there was no tutorial. She asked me if my crafty know-how could assist her in making something similar. They just got married in June, so as soon as Danielle got the wedding photos back, we got to work. Now I’m happy to share with all of you the tutorial on how to make this window pane wall decor to display your photographs and write on glass.
This is the photo Danielle wanted me to emulate.
Paint Window Color
After sanding off the loose paint and scraping out the old caulking
**CAUTION** If you are sanding old windows, test for lead paint first. Sanding lead paint is toxic and can cause health problems!
We used green frog tape to cover the glass pane with newspaper to protect it from the painting process. This also ensured we got a straight paint line on the wooden frame.
Attach Hanging Hardware
New Caulking & Hardware
Trace & Paint Words for Quote
When doing this project again later, I found a great shortcut to make more professional looking writing! Buy this inexpensive window marker to trace your words on the back of the window.
When you are done tracing your design, simply flip it over and wipe off the dry erase marker.
Here is the finished Window Pane Wall Decor…
…turned into this!?
This was a great opportunity Danielle gave me to help her with something so special to her heart. Congratulations to Danielle and Josh on their marriage! I know I’m wishing them all the happiness of a long life together and hoping this wedding present on their wall will be a constant reminder of the love they share.