Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Welcome Window

Today I am sharing a cute project I did for my front porch.
I bought an old window frame for $5. I have lots of old windows in my garage that were given to me for free, but I liked this one because the glass was missing. I also liked the fact that there were no horizontal slats, only one vertical.

I had this metal flower bucket that I haven't used in years...

It was perfect for this project except for the fact that it says, "Summer Garden." That would be fine for summer, but I want to use it year round. So, I cut a strip of burlap large enough to cover the letters and glued it onto the bucket with E6000...

Then, I made a banner with the rest of the burlap. I stamped the word, "Welcome" on the banner...

I attached the triangles of burlap to a hemp cord using E6000...

I put heavy things on the burlap to make sure it stayed attached to the cord...

Once my glue was dry on the bucket and the banner, I attached them to the window frame. I put floral foam in the bucket and added some sticks I got out of my yard...

I love how this turned out. It's a great way to welcome my guests. Now, if I can just get them to use the front door!




 

60 comments:

  1. That is so creative!!! I might have to steal this idea...I love layering things like that.
    Very cute!

    ♥Linsey

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  2. So neat. I looks great. Blessings, Ginger

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  3. I LOVE it! I adore old windows - yours looks so...welcoming!

    I hope you'll link this up at Knick of Time Tuesday - the party goes all week!

    http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/11/knick-of-time-tuesday-8-sheet-music.html

    I'm also hosting a giveaway for a gorgeous dress from Shabby Apple.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  4. HI i'm Simona from italy...this is a very nice idea....kisses
    simona

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  5. I really like this a lot!! I may have to "borrow" some of the ideas behind this and make myself one! You are so creative.. I would never have thought of this on my own..great idea!!!

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  6. Saw this on Southern Lovely! Great work and so my style!

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  7. You are DEFINITELY an artist! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the sweet note over at my place!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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  8. So CUTE! I love old window projects!

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  9. Love how you converted the container to a year-round one! Your porch looks so inviting.

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  10. So creative and perfect! I have pinned the picture to give me something to ponder for the spring! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  11. Wow this is so neat and creative. I love it!

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  12. Oh your banner is wonderful!!!!! Looks like we share a love for garland!

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  13. Love it! And I am impressed with your lettering ( :
    Newest follower! xo Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  14. Cute! Love the old window and little banner!

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  15. I like that very much. Matches your house perfectly. Thanks for sharing. Kathi

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  16. Looks great...love your welocoming porch :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  17. Beautiful. Love the burlap.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  18. Very cute! I need to make one! Visit me at http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/ for a giveaway!

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  19. I love the rustic feel of this...great idea and well done!

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  20. This is very cute! I love the burlap!

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  21. Love it. All the textures are really yummy. The burlap is my favorite!

    Thanks for linking to the Thrifty Thursdays link party. Glad to see you again!

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  22. wow what a cute and simple idea! Love it good job! found u over @ Vintage Gwen. following along:)

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  23. This is really cute! Love the tin and the old picture frame- great idea. Love to see everyones thrifty - green ideas.

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  24. this turned out great! I'd love you to add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  25. I love it! I love old windows! I love burlap! I love using natural elements in decorating! So, this is a win-win-win!

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  26. Hi, I love this idea-I love the natural colors and materials-looks great on your porch. Stopping by to also thank you for your kind comments on ReMadeSimple today-take care :)

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  27. Super LOVE this idea.. Great tutorial.. Such a creative project.. : ))

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  28. I love it you've inspired me to dig through all my stuff (I know I've got a window or two) lol and create something too. Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving kind words. Peggy

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  29. This looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I want one! This is such a cute idea....I will be looking for similar items at this weeks garage sales. Thanks for the idea. I'm a new follower, come on by and see my blog too.
    Warm wishes, Lori @ bleak2unique.com

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  31. That looks really cute, a great idea!
    Thank you for your lovely comment;)

    Lovely greetings...

    http://matsutakeblog.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love this! So inviting. I am pinning it... Looks great!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  33. I love it! The old window is fabulous! Would love you to link up to Friday Frolic. It's a new party and it needs love:)
    http://karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-frolic-4.html

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  34. This is the perfect combination of rustic and charm. Thank you for sharing. Happy new follower :) I'm such a newbie I'm sure I will learn so much from you! My from Space 46

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  35. I love this. It's adorable and easy to do! what a great idea. The banner is so simple and so sweet! thank you for sharing this.

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  36. i love old windows and your is great!

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  37. Wow! This is beautiful. What a lovely welcome. Thank you so much for sharing your welcome window at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  38. That’s so great! I’d love it for you to add this to my linky party at {http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-salvation-show-1.html}.

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  39. What a beautiful little decor piece! So creative & unique! I love how perfect it looks! I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share, thank you SO much!

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  40. Hi, Visiting from C.R.A.F.T. Your window is very cute! I have one just like it hanging from my entry chandelier. I hang holiday decor down from it. I too am a burlap lover. Your entire porch looks so inviting! Now a new follower.

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  41. That is beautiful...it's the perfect piece for the end of you porch!
    Shannon

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  42. I love burlap and this is just so lovely! Thank you so much for stopping by home Sweet Butterfly today. I really appreciate your kind words. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Vanessa

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  43. That is so simply perfect! I really love it. I was wondering where you got your letters for stamping? I like the size of them.
    I found you on Kindra's Terrific Under Ten. Thanks for sharing this idea!!

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  44. Oh wowzers, I love this old window idea!!! Would just love for you to share this over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on Kammy's Korner! We love old windows over there. :) http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/11/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-7.html

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  45. This is BEAUTIFUL! So simple, so shabby...the perfect touch :) I'm your newest follower!

    Lauren @ fromourhidingplace.com

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  46. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now! (also doing red for the holidays) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-14.html#comment-form

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  47. I love this project! It's so pretty and versatile too! I would love to have you share your project at my party!! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love this! Burlap is one of my favorite materials and I love the old window! I'm your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog at The Modest Homestead!

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  49. so pretty! thanks for sharing. have a lovely weekend!

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  50. How cute is this???? Thank you so much for sharing. -K

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  51. Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your Welcome Window that you linked up last week to Project Queen's "Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able" Link Party.
    Thanks so much for linking up. Hope you come back again. I love seeing your projects!

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  52. Love it! I see so many adorable old window projects, but can never find any window.

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  53. I love your sign and I love your welcoming front porch. The rock columns are beautiful.

    Nice visiting with you from Donna's tonight.

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  54. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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  55. That looks so cute! I really like how the colors of the window and burlap are so complementary to the pretty river rock accents on your home.

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