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
Via Every Family Has a Story ...
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
Via Old window to chalkboard calendar
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
Via Old Window Ideas - Craft ...
This adds such a pop of color and texture above the coffee bar area!
12. Build a Greenhouse with Old Windows
Via Alternative Gardning: Build a Greenhouse ...
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
Via How to Make a Window ...
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
What a great item for your porch or patio.
17. Art Frame
When it comes to ways to use old window frames for art the only limit is your imagination and creativity.
18. Wine Cork Board
Via Make a DIY Cork Topped ...
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
Via Our Prairie Home: Crafts
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
Via Family Established Porch Signs
What a cute house sign.
24. Jewelry Organizer
Via Repurposed Window Pane Jewelry Display
No more problems with finding that pair of earrings!
25. Bathroom Towel Rack
Via Free Roadside Window to Bathroom ...
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
Via Little Pink Houses
Make a unique Christmas decoration.
28. Seasonal Frame
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Although this shows Christmas you could dress it for any season.
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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?