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If you want to get on the recycling/crafting craze, you really need to see these fabulous ways to use old windows. I love this because there's so much room for creativity and you can create something small and petite or something totally big and ambitious. I hope you're inspired to create something fab from these ways to use old windows.

1. Old Window Chalkboard

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One of the ways to use old windows is to make a chalkboard. Use just one side and do something interesting or decorative on the other.

2. Chalkboard Calendar with Hooks

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And on the chalkboard theme, create a calendar or segmented family notice/to-do board.

3. Entrance Way Window

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Hooks can be used for coats or scarves or umbrellas etc

4. Photo Display

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Use it as a piece of art or for family pictures.

5. DIY Faux Mercury Glass Mirror

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You can buy the spray paint needed to do this.

6. Easy Christmas Card/Photo Display

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It shows Christmas cards but use it all year round for photos and then swap them for the holidays.

7. Faux Ocean View

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Do you long to live by the sea? Stick a poster or enlarged photo to a frame and create your own sea view.

8. Display a Large Print

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A cute way to display a treasured photo.

9. Painted Panes

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If your old window still has its glass, turn it into a unique piece of painted art.

10. Chevron Tray

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There are practical uses for old windows too.

11. Coffee Bar

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This adds such a pop of color and texture above the coffee bar area!

12. Build a Greenhouse with Old Windows

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This is what I was talking about when I mentioned BIG projects! I think this is one of the favorite ideas I have seen in all crafts ever. Like ever. It's utterly fabulous!

13. DIY Window Coffee Table

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Create your own unique piece of furniture.

14. Fabric Window Hall Rack

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Give an old window a new lease of life as a useful piece of furniture.

15. Wall Feature

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Use your creativity to deliver a fabulous piece of DIY art.

16. DIY Hanging Basket Stand

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What a great item for your porch or patio.

17. Art Frame

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When it comes to ways to use old window frames for art the only limit is your imagination and creativity.

18. Wine Cork Board

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One window frame + a load of corks = fabulous memo board.

19. Window Wall

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These "collection" walls are very trendy right now.

20. When Frame Meets Chicken Wire

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Chicken wire gives a chic rustic French touch to your home.

21. Cork Memo Board

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Add cork to an old frame and hey presto - a useful pin board.

22. Stain Glass Window

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Make this with glass pebbles from the dollar store or craft shop.

23. Porch Sign

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What a cute house sign.

24. Jewelry Organizer

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No more problems with finding that pair of earrings!

25. Bathroom Towel Rack

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You've seen other windows repurposed into racks with hooks but I love the idea of this for the bathroom - but I'd like more sea-themed items.

26. With Decals

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Display your favorite quote, your kids’ name or

27. Merry Christmas Vinyl

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Make a unique Christmas decoration.

28. Seasonal Frame

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Although this shows Christmas you could dress it for any season.

29. Headboard

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Very creative! You can paint them to match your color scheme.

30. Pan Rack

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Use for pans or drying herbs.

31. A Chair!

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Made from an old window, newel and porch posts and a lot of flair and some carpentry skills.

I'm so inspired by these projects my house windows are not safe! Nah - don't worry, I'll pay a visit to the reclamation yard. What do you think of these projects?

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