Sure, windows are the prettiest when they’re plain and crystal clean, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with them now and then – especially if you get the kids in on the fun.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better way to remind Cupid where you live than by livening up your windows with some festive decorations – and having some family fun while doing it. Read on for instructions on fun, super simple Valentine’s Day window clings that the kids can make. Pretty soon, you’ll be showing off your (clean) Las Vegas windows in style.
To Make DIY Valentine’s Day Window Clings
You will need:
- Mod podge
- Craft Paint (your choice of colors)
- Spreading spatula (you can get this at any hardware store)
- Leading blank or plastic cutting board
- Valentine’s Cookie cutters or stencils
- Permanent marker
On the cutting board or leading blank, squeeze some mod podge until you have a puddle about 2-3 inches in diameter. Now squeeze some of the craft paint onto the mod podge (the amount will depend on the hue that you want).
Using the spatula, mix the mod podge and the paint until the color is fully incorporated. Then, spread the mixture until it is flat and smooth against the leading blank.
Let dry at least 12 hours.
Once dry, peel the colored mod podge off the leading blank or cutting board in one piece. Then, trace your stencils or cookie cutters with a thin permanent marker and cut out the shapes.
Your window clings are now ready to adorn your windows. Before you let the kids loose on decorating duty, be sure to clean any dirt or hard water off your window surfaces with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. Of course, you could also call Window Sparkle and we’ll get your windows ready for Valentine’s Day and spring weather.
Voila! You’ll be “in love” with your festive windows – and your kids can admire their handiwork form the street!
Originally posted 2013-03-28 21:22:02.