Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY: "Stained Glass" Window

I work as an assistant teacher in the preschool room at an elementary school.
It keeps me hopping all day! There's never a dull moment in preschool!
I've been able to help tune-out some distractions with a SWEET window cover.
I got the idea from FamilyFun.com and tweaked it just a little. =)
 I started out with a BUNCH of tissue paper that I cut into random triangles, trapezoids, etc.
 Then, I used a regular old glue stick and started putting the paper on the window itself.
{The original idea has it on plastic wrap for easy clean-up but I needed something more permanent.
Mine comes off with a little soap and water at the end of the school year.}
Here's a closer look:
Our door looks pretty cool from the outside!
We get lots of oohs and ahhs from older classes passing by {but without the distraction of seeing them!}.
 I LOVE how it looks inside the room when the sun is shining!
It took a little time and effort but it was well worth it!

Where will you put this?


  1. That is so awesome. I may have to try that.

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! Let me know how it turns out. =)

  2. What a great project! It looks beautiful!

    1. I love it so much that I do it every year. It's so pretty in the sunshine and the kids love it!

  3. T.J. this is a great idea and it really adds a bit of pizazz to the classroom. I have four small windows above my bathroom vanity - I might try this project there (I'm not very crafty but I think I could manage this craft!)

    1. It will last longer if you add a sheet of clear contact paper over the top once you're finished. Let me know how it turns out! =)