Here’s why this area of the site is a gallery -and- a portfolio. I like to post the fun projects we’ve done around the house too! We needed something to block the sun from coming in through the fan lights, and we had a ton of fun with this solution: Since we’re moving out of this apartment right away, we didn’t want to invest in custom made shades or anything, but I’m not a big fan of plain old butcher paper and foil in the windows either. The “stained glass” gave the apartment a really fun & funky feel.
To make your own window decorations, use a piece of butcher paper to trace around the inside frame of your window, then glue together a black paper frame to fit the tracing.
None of my black paper was big enough so I had to cut and paste alot, as evident on the sun window that was starting to come apart. But it gives you an idea how this was done so I left it.
Once you’ve got the frame outline, cut out more black paper to fill the frame with interesting shapes or designs. You can go abstract like the blue window here, or use one of these designs, or design your own.
Once that’s dry simply glue on pieces of colored tissue, and you’re done! These look pretty inside the apartment during the day, and add some fun ambience to the neighborhood at night. Enjoy!