To celebrate the first day of Spring I’m sharing how I made this cute little Chippy Window.
To make the Chippy Window…
I started with a 7gypsies 8×8 Shadowbox Insert that I painted with white acrylic paint.
To achieve the look of an aged, worn, old chipped painted window…
I alternated layers of crackle paint and crackle paste from DecoArt.
Allow plenty of drying time between each coat.
For the background of the window… (*affiliate link)
I cut a piece of 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ decorative scrapbook paper and adhered it to a thick piece of
mat-board. I cut down a couple of 3″ x 4″ journaling cards from the
“Tealightful” collection from Pebbles Inc. and adhered it to the back of the window
frame before attaching the covered mat-board. Because the mat board is heavy,
I used a Beacon Adhesive Quick Grip Glue* to attach it to the frame.
I added loop screws onto each side of the window frame approx. 1/2″ in and added a thin chain
to the loop screws for hanging. Ribbon would also work.
To create the floral swag…
I snipped a few sprigs of artificial flowers and attached them together in the center with
a thin floral wire. I tied a simple bow to cover the wire.
I attached the floral swag and wood embellishments to the front of the frame with
FYI…I found the “Welcome” and “Butterfly” embellishments at Michaels.
I added the Spring Window to the center of a wreath and hung it on the front door.
I found the greenery wreath yesterday at Homegoods. It was just what I was looking for,
the perfect backdrop for my Chippy Spring Window.
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