Make Beautiful Art With Christmas Window Clings

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Make Beautiful Art With Christmas Window Clings

Maybe you wouldn’t think of making art using Christmas window clings. It wouldn’t have been my first thought, either.

However, as crafters often do, I stumbled upon three ideas using Christmas window clings that will make artwork that gets noticed. And they’re as easy as the Dickens to make!

Scene Through a Window

Supplies Used:

  • section of  long window cling (Dollarama)
  • decorative window frame (Dollar Tree)
  • white acrylic paint
  • black lettering
  • glue
  • scissors
  • embellishments of choice

I absolutely love the window clings I’ve been finding at Dollarama this year! So pretty! 



This is the decorative wall hanging I found at Dollar Tree. Love the shape. I’ve already removed the twine hanger and won’t be worrying about the holes, as they will be covered up in the end.



I couldn’t get the metal and wood plaque off the front of the piece, so I just flipped it over and gave the backing about three coats of acrylic paint. This part was a bit tedious, as you need to paint inside all of the individual window panes.



Next I decided on which section of the Christmas window cling I wanted to use and lightly traced around it. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use the section with the deer, I had other plans for them, as you’ll see.


Cut out the desired section. In this case, I kept the blue backing on the window cling.

I used glue around the outside back edges of the frame only and glued the section of winter scene to the back so the trees showed through the front of the window. Sorry, I neglected to get a picture of me gluing it onto the back of the frame. Trim the excess.




Next, I wanted to add some wording to the blank section at the bottom of the window. I used some mini wood letters from my stash to spell our “all is calm,” and painted them black. Letter stickers would work just as well and you won’t have to paint them!



I seem to be all thumbs when handling small items like these tiny letters, so I lined them up on my cutting mat and put a piece of clear tape over top of them.



Then I used a small paint brush to add wood glue to each letter…



…before lining them up where I wanted them on the bottom of the window. This helped to ensure that they remained in a straight line. Then, I carefully removed the tape from the top of the letters, being sure to hold each one down as I removed the tape.

Keep in mind that you’ll have a couple of minutes to adjust the letters, if needed, before the glue dries.



I added a 5-inch piece of greenery stem to the top of the window using hot glue, bending it to the shape the curve. Then I added a few berries snipped from a larger stem.


In the end, I decided that poinsettia stickers were just what my window needed as a finishing touch. I simply placed the top poinsettia over top of the cluster of berries that had already been glued in place. Customize your window with whatever embellishments you have on hand.

Traditional Frame 

Supplies Used:

  • 8 x 10 white frame
  • black acrylic paint
  • section of above window cling (this is the piece that includes the deer)
  • X-Acto blade
  • embellishments (I used silver snowflake stickers)



Start by removing the backing from your frame and painting it black. I found that one coat of paint offered sufficient coverage. Place it back into the frame.





Next lay the section of window cling with the deer directly onto the glass front and trim any excess. 


And that’s all there is to it! I really love how this turned out; two deer in a night forest! I didn’t want to add many embellishments to this piece, so I settled for some silver snowflake stickers from my stash that I placed in each of the frame’s corners.

Large Art

Supplies Used:

  • 16 x 20 inch canvas
  • large window cling (Dollarama)
  • black acrylic paint 
  • Mod Podge
  • snowflake confetti (on hand)



By the time I made this, all of the snowflake stickers had been used for a previous project and I was left with the beautiful 14 inch tall Christmas Tree.



Using a 16 x 20 inch wood-framed canvas, I painted the entire frame black using one of the large foam brushes. I switched to a smaller foam brush to paint the edges. Again, one coat of acrylic paid was enough to cover.



Turn the Christmas tree over and add a light layer of Mod Podge to the back, being sure to get glue on all of the outside edges.



You can use this canvas either length-wise or width-wise. This is a good time to check that all of the tree’s edges are glued down.

I liked the look of my tree width-wise on the canvas, but began to wonder about all the empty space around the tree. 



Hunting through my stash, I found this snowflake confetti and used a dab of Mod Podge on each one to make a sort of triangular border around the tree.



This canvas is the perfect size for hanging over my fireplace and makes a striking contrast against the white brick.

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