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How To Make Stunning Cottage Core Old Window Wall Decor

Use beautiful decoupage paper with a cottage core feel to make a pretty statement piece of art for your home with this old window wall decor.

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I’m sharing this cottage core old window wall decor as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge. 

There are 14 budget-friendly home decorating and craft ideas shared this month, so be sure to check those out with the links at the end of this post.

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This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. The decoupage paper was sent to me by Dixie Belle Paint Co. However, all opinions are 100% mine. Please see my full disclosure here.

Supplies Needed for Old Window Wall Decor

Get the supplies for this project in my Amazon Shop HERE.

old window hanging on wall with wood bead wreath

Step 1.

Decide where you want your rice decoupage paper to go. I decided to put it along the bottom of the old window, so there was still room to hang a wood bead wreath.

dixie belle rice paper transfer

Step 2.

Cut the border off of your decoupage paper.

 

Step 3.

Apply Clear Coat on the area where you want to place the decoupage paper.

dixie belle clear coat sealer

You can use a foam brush for this. Be generous with the clear coat, but don’t over due it. 

clear sealer on old window

Step 4.

Place the decoupage paper on top of the Clear Coat.

 

using scraper to secure rice paper on window

Step 5.

Carefully smooth out the wrinkles using your fingers, or a burnishing tool or squeegee.

dixie belle on window

Step 6.

Apply another layer of Clear Coat on top of the Premium Rice Decoupage paper.

dixie belle transfer on window

Once paper is activated with Clear Coat you can move it around gently but take care not to wrinkle or tear the paper.

dixie bowl transfer on window

Allow the Clear Coat to dry completely before adding any other products.

  • Dries in one hour.
  • Cures in 21-30 days.

wood wreath on old window

 

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wood wreath on old window

How To Make Stunning Cottage Core Old Window Wall Decor

Yield: 1 Window
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Update an old window with beautiful cottage core decoupage paper for a pretty piece of wall decor.

Materials

  • Old Window
  • Burnishing tool or squeegee
  • Dixie Belle Spring Flowers Decoupage Rice Paper

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Decide where you want your rice decoupage paper to go. 
  2. Cut the border off of your decoupage paper.
  3. Apply Clear Coat on the area where you want to place the decoupage paper.
  4. You can use a foam brush for this.
  5. Place the decoupage paper on top of the Clear Coat.
  6. Carefully smooth out the wrinkles using your fingers.
  7. Apply another layer of Clear Coat on top of the Premium Rice Decoupage paper.
  8. Allow the Clear Coat to dry completely.

 

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Julie

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I would have never thought of the decoupage paper idea! Brilliant, Michelle! Unlimited options there. This would do great in Michelle’s Farmhouse decorating group! Are you in there?

meegan

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Thank you for sharing this technique Michelle. I have the perfect window to use this on. What a beautiful new look.

Jennifer Howard

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

Oh, this is so pretty! I've never worked with rice paper before...it creates such a vintage look!!

Anita holland

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

Very cool project, I love everything about it. I have seen them with landscape images on, so it looks like a real view. Great project.

Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations

Monday 12th of July 2021

Oh my gosh what a great idea, and I love how it turned out. Thank you so much for sharing and wonderful hopping with you!

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