Airy Art

A bit of old wood and glass can be transformed into light-catching garden art.

What You Need:

Quickly decorate your favorite garden space.
  • Old window frame
  • Tracing paper
  • Clear contact paper
  • Craft knife
  • Glass etching cream
  • Latex gloves


Step 1.

1. Find an old window frame at a junk shop or flea market or construct your own with salvaged wood and glass. Then draw our watering can motif or a garden image of your choice on a piece of paper. Tape the paper to the back of the glass with the image showing through.

Step 2.

2. Apply clear contact paper to the front of the glass. Use a craft knife to cut the image from contact paper. Remove paper from the back of the glass. Peel off sections of contact paper so the design shows through.

Step 3.

3. Follow the directions on glass etching cream, available wherever craft supplies are sold. Wear latex gloves. Apply the cream to warm room temperature glass with an artist's brush. Allow to etch according to directions. Rinse with warm soapy water. Remove contact paper.


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