DIY Antique Window Picture Frame

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DIY Antique Window Picture Frame -great use for old windows!

One of my neighbors was getting rid of some old windows a few months back and asked if I wanted some. Umm.. YES! I’ve seen so many fun ideas on Pinterest using old windows and knew I could figure out something to do with them. I finally decided on printing these HUGE photos and backing them behind the windows. This was seriously one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done and everyone who comes over always asks how I did them. So I figured I better post it in case you come across some old windows too.

DIY Antique Window Picture Frame... great use for old windows! Cost less than $5 to make!

Supplies needed:

  • Old window
  • Printed image (approximately the same size as window or bigger)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • (2) Sawtooth picture hanger (if hanging on wall)
  • Hammer and nails (if hanging on wall)

Instructions:

1. Clean your window really well and set aside to dry.

2. Print your image. I printed one huge photo at Office Max (I think you can do this at Staples too). Just tell them you want to print a black and white engineer print and it will cost you less than $5! I printed my picture a little bigger than the outside edges, to make sure I could move the picture around, so faces weren’t cut off. Then I just trimmed the edges with scissors.

3. Next, I taped the print to the back of the frame.

4. If you’ll be hanging this up on your wall, hammer in two sawtooth hangers and then it’s ready to hang!

DIY Antique Window Picture Frame... great use for old windows! Cost less than $5 to make!

Easy peasy and such a fun way to make a big statement in your home!

DIY Antique Window Picture Frame... great use for old windows! Cost less than $5 to make!

I placed the window on my mantel for awhile, and then decided to print more photos and hang them up in my hall way. I love how it turned out! You could even spray paint the windows different colors for a fun pop!

DIY Antique Window Picture Frame... great use for old windows! Cost less than $5 to make!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Stephanie R posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm (#
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    Darn! I wish I would have saved some of our old windows when we replaced ours because this is SO cute!

  2. Sandi Allen posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:52 am (#
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    Love, Love, Love this!
    Thank You for sharing! Your children are adorable!

  3. Courtney @ I Watch Them Grow posted on May 29, 2015 at 2:11 am (#
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    Love this Jamielyn! I have a couple window frames sitting in my garage just waiting to be filled, now I just need to find somewhere local that does engineer prints :)

    • Jamielyn posted on June 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm (#
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      Perfect! Good luck with your project! I hope you love them as much as we do.