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Thanksgiving Project — Turn an old window into Thankful Art!

I found an old glass cabinet door on the side of the road this summer. And instead of just driving by, I popped it into the back of my car.  I’ll show you how I made it into something festive and fun!

 My friend Beckie at Infarrantly Creative, the queen of Roadkill Rescue is rubbing off on me – LOL.
The window’s been sitting in my craft room waiting for a redo. I started making it over about a month ago. I originally was going to paint pumpkins on it, but after two craft fails, I gave up on my painting skills. So on to round two — and in came my Silhouette.
First I took off the hinges and painted the frame. I chose a really neutral tan for the frame. I added a little polyurethane over the top.
I printed off a scrolly design for the top and the bottom of the frame. And then used Edwardian Script for the “Be Thankful”.
I took a piece of plywood and cut it to the same size as the inside of the frame. Then I covered the plywood with a very thin layer of batting and fabric. I wrapped the fabric around the back of the plywood sheet and attached it to the wood with Gorilla Glue Tape. And that tape also attached the frame to the back of the window.
The last thing I did was add a sparkly knob!
 Very easy project. And if I ever get tired of the Thanksgiving Saying, I can take the vinyl off, print something new and switch out the fabric for a different look!
And — I have some exciting news coming up regarding Silhouette so stay tuned!!

I’m sharing this over at The CSI Project.
Where it’s the Thanksgiving Challenge this week! 
Come over and share YOUR Thanksgiving ideas!! Melissa from The Inspired Room is our fabulous guest judge this week :)
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  1. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    What a fun window craft! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! I think the knob is so pretty!

  2. That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!

  3. amycornwell says:

    I love all of the glass tutorials I'm seeing lately for gratitude. So cute!

  4. Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com says:

    LOVE that! Gosh I wish I had a house to do everything! One day! And thanks for the links for handmade holiday stuff :)

  5. jennykate77 says:

    I LOVE that!! I'm so ready for some Thanksgiving decor! I can't believe it's already November! Where did the year go?!

  6. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That is so great! I need more Thanksgiving decorations in my house and something like this would be great in my living room! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Jacqueline says:

    This is gorgeous and I love the Thanksgiving saying. Your mantel looks so festive.

  8. Love your cabinet door transformation! Can you tell me where I can get the vinyl lettering?
    Thanks for the info.

  9. That is super cute road kill!

    Great idea!

  10. I love how you did that, what a fabulous idea!

  11. Homemaker Honey says:

    too cute! Love the sparkle knob the best!

  12. ohbabyboy says:

    I am speachless!! Beautiful!! You know, you and the girls from Whipperberry are making me more crafty that I thought I could be and I LOVE IT!!!

  13. ohbabyboy says:

    I am speachless!! Beautiful!! You know, you and the girls from Whipperberry are making me more crafty that I thought I could be and I LOVE IT!!!

  14. you are truly amazing. i love this so much:)
    ps-where do you keep the "treasures" that you find until you decide what to make with them?

  15. Brenda Kula says:

    Oh, I love it! I'll be looking for windows.

  16. Hey, Jen…instead of plywood, would foam core do the same thing without the weight? {just curious} LOVE the project!

  17. Michelle L. says:

    Super charming! Love the whole thing, esp. the polkadots.

  18. Infarrantly Creative says:

    I love that I am rubbing off on you! You will soon never be able to drive by garbage and not peek. It is addicting. Now what sweet gig do you have going on with Silhouette? They are giving you the company aren't they? I knew it…I just knew it! 😉

  19. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says:

    Love it!!!! so adorable, I'm going to be on the hunt for this

  20. kendal croix. says:

    such a creative idea. i love it!

  21. Such a cute idea! I LOVE it! Would it be okay if I featured this/your blog on my blog? I know my readers would love this project as well!

    Let me know!

  22. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    This is beautiful Jen!! I was working on my Thanksgiving Mantel last night and struggling for inspiration. :) I really love yours – this frame and the silhoettes are beautiful!

  23. Cayute!!!

  24. Sarah@AlpinePoppy says:

    I love it, as always! You are so creative, and I think that there is always a need for a reminder to be thankful! Thanks for the inspiration, I sure am thankful for you!

  25. Simply LKJ says:

    Awesome project! What a beautiful mantle too.

  26. Great project. Looks perfect on your mantle.

  27. BundlesofBlossoms says:

    Great Job! It looks so fancy!

  28. Mandy [Mandipidy] says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it… now I just need to find an old window! 😛

  29. Love it! I am now on the hunt for an old window.

  30. Love it! I saw an old window laying in the entry hall of a friends house and wanted to grab it SOOOOOO bad!! I may ask her for it and make her something out of it!

  31. Good Time Charlie says:

    Very cute. I love things picked up on the side of the road. My friends now call me if they spot something worth picking up. Sometimes it is just garbage, but you never know what might just become your "masterpiece"! Thanks for the great idea!

  32. The Chubby Dove says:

    Love your little window! Great idea!

  33. Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training says:

    Cute, cute, cute Jen! Love your fall mantel as well with all those beautiful heads uh I mean silhouettes! I’m sure you’re thankful for each and every one of them…..if they are your kiddos that is. If not, well they still look darn cute! ;o)

    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

  34. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    It's beautiful, Jen!!! :) Love the font you chose. I am trying to make my mind up whether or not to go ahead, break down, and purchase my own Silhouette machine. Still not sure!!!!! :s

  35. MostlySunny says:

    It is LOVELY! I wish I had your vision….I am trying to learn….or maybe it is COPY! tee hee! :)

  36. WOW what a vision!! I never would have thought of THAT from That! its gorgeous!!

  37. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I love this, Jen! So quick and easy. Great find on the side of the road, too. Lucky the glass was still intact. I like it on your mantel, too, and you've inspired me to maybe try something similar but with a clearance frame from Michael's.

  38. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    I love the font you used and sparkly knob. ;D
    Looks adorable!

  39. Miss Adri says:

    Oh this is such a neat idea! It came out beautiful!


  40. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says:

    Adorable Jen! I always love the colors you seem to put together – Your mantle is fabulous! 😉
    ~ Stephanie Lynn

  41. Hey Jen,

    It's 4 AM, and I should be working, but I had to tell you that is so cute! I love it!

    Have a great Tuesday!! Love you!

  42. Jen@eighteen25 says:

    love it!! kay i know i'm a dork… but do you have 2 different mantels?? i was totally jealous over 1… but 2. that's just not fair!!


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