Prairie View

A vintage window filled with wildflowers will give you blooming vistas no matter the season.
Revive an old window with a layer
of delicate flowers.

The saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" fits perfectly with this project. In just a few easy steps, you can turn a vintage flea market find into a gorgeous window decoration that flowers all year long.


1. Find an old window with character at a flea market or antiques store, and clean the glass or fit its panes with new glass.

2. Use tweezers to maneuver the delicate pressed stems onto the lower panes to determine an arrangement. Working one flower at a time, apply tiny dots of white crafts glue on the backs of petals and stems, and gently pat back in place with tweezers; don't use your fingers -- they'll get sticky and pull the flowers off the glass.

3. If petals stick up, brush a little glue under the edges or across the top (it dries clear). If necessary, cover the blooms with wax paper and weight them down with a book until the glue dries.

4. Stick nonslip rubber pads on the bottom of the decorated window and prop it on a deep sill. Or, hang it in front of the window from cup hooks or nails in the molding.