Thanksgiving Decorations Window Clings - Frugal Fun Handcrafted and More
Thanksgiving is a time of thankfulness not of decorating. Yet, autumn is one of the most spectacular times of the year. You know the magical days, when the sun is setting and the colorful trees give the world a surreal glow. Decorating can be fun for your windows. After all, if you live in the Midwest like me shortly your windows will simply have that four letter word called snow outside.
Window clings are simple and decorative and very frugal.
Newsflash - window clings do not have to be store bought. Even the untalented can create masterpieces.
My Thanksgiving window clings are standard - nothing special. Window clings can be found almost anywhere - eBay has them, Amazon has them, Target has them and on and on. What makes a window cling special is they are a simple craft project for young and old and the un-gifted too! You don't have to be skillful, just willing to do some research.
Journey with me as I share with you some exceptional designs. Take their ideas or expand their ideas into your own creation or simply enjoy the beauty of these fun suncatchers.
Window Cling Ideas From Thanksgiving and More
Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character. ~S.W. Straus
Thrift comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse. ~Seneca
Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift? ~Cicero
Window Clings Offer Frugal Decorating Sun Catchers for Inside and Outside of Your Home
Window clings are frugal sun catchers. You don't have to spend allot of money on stained glass. Yet, the window clings provide a fantastic holiday look for both your interior and your exterior.
For the effort, for the price, the window clings are the most dramatic and economical decorating item you can do for your home.
Decorating Inside and Out - Interior and Exterior Color
The window cling is more than just inside your home - it is also about outside. Yes, you can use the window cling for adding privacy but remember the color element to your design will be seen - from those from afar and from your interior view.
Thanksgiving Window Clings
Preparation for Installation of Your Window Clings
Make sure heating fans and ceiling fans are turned off for your installation.
Place your window clings on a large table inside so you can have an overview of the material and designs you will be installing.
Step outside and visualize the placement before you even begin.
How to Make Your Own Window Clings
How to Install Holiday Thanksgiving Window Clings
1. Clean the area where you will place the window cling.
Tip: I prefer to use newspaper and an ammonia based cleaner. The newspapers are a re-purposing which is nowadays very chic but for me the newspaper does the best job. Be careful with the newspaper near white molding.
2. Spread out your window clings.
3. Refine your layout design ideas.
4. Dappen the window cling with a sponge. It is said adding a little bit of dish soap helps. Never use hand soap - dishwasher soap only. (baby shampoo also works)
5. Apply the cling to your clean window surface.
6. Carefully smooth out bubbles. A small rolled up washcloth or dish towel is what I use. If I were doing a window film, I would have more tools.
7. If bubbles remain problematic, take a squeegee and work the bubbles out to the closest edge.
8. Stand back and enjoy the new colors on your window.
For the sake of time, I clean only the area where the window cling will go on the interior. After Thanksgiving, I will take down the window cling and at that time, I will clean the entire window - inside and out. When the window cling is removed, you will some lines from where the window used to reside. You don't want to look at those lines all winter. So the window cling ends up motivating me to clean the windows.
Autumn Pumpkin Window Cling
Autumn Pumpkin Window Cling
- Boomers and Beyond Blogspot com
Blogger shows the autumn pumpkin window cling
Handcrafted Patterns and Ideas
A number of free patterns are available for download out on the internet. Additionally, these sites provide a wide array of design ideas. Get your creative juices flowing and you will be amazed at the fun autumn flair you can add to both your interior and exterior décor.
Stores that carry ready made window clings include a number of the big box stores as well as the decorative faux stained glass found at almost every hardware store.
Handcrafted Window Clings for Thanksgiving
- crafty lil' thing: Stuck in a cast... Make something!
Crafty shows you the many options for window clings
Handcrafted with Free Pattern
- Free Craft Project - Thanksgiving Turkey Window Cling
Thanksgiving Craft Idea - Thanksgiving Turkey Window Cling Decoration.
Funny Thanksgiving Turkey Cling
- Thanksgiving Cartoon Turkey Window Cling by Barbara Novak
Courtesy of etsy.com
Handcrafted Etsy Thanksgiving Designs
- Thanksgiving turkey with pumpkins window cling sun by barbaranovak
A traditional turkey with pumpkins for harvest season or Thanksgiving. 3 tones of brown with bright orange pumpkins. Approx. 6 by 6 inches (15x15
Dried Arrangement for Fall Autumn Decorating
Fall Autumn Home Decorating
Fall or autumn home decorating used to be the standard dried arrangement of the cornstalks and the pumpkins. Window clings offer a new dimension.to your home - literally a vertical display for you to enjoy indoors and for others outside to also enjoy.
I live on a busy street near a school and am thrilled to display my window cling that states simply Happy Thanksgiving. It is not allot of decoration in comparison to Halloween and to Christmas but Thanksgiving is an important holiday and I feel it deserves some recognition and what a better tribute than a Thanksgiving window cling.
Types of Window Clings
Window clings bound in the stores. They don't command a big display and often you might find yourself walking right past them completely unnoticed. Yet, window clings can make a big impact - especially for Thanksgiving. What to look for when you are seeking out window clings for your fall/autumn decorating.
There are three types of window clings:
- Plastic Store Purchased
- Gel Store Purchased
Do you use window clings for the holidays?
Window clings are not just for a holiday anymore. The industry offers a whole array of window film. There are allot of other great uses from privacy to decorative stained glass to frugal and cost effective leaded glass films. Window film is different from the window clings. The installation typically is more precise. For my holiday decorations, I smooth out the bubbles but I don't use a window film tool to help me. If the window cling where window film and my intent was 12 months, you better believe the proper tools would be in hand.
Holiday Window Clings - New Family Tradition
I like to enjoy the holidays. I need something simple. The Thanksgiving window clings change up both the interior and the exterior of my home. The window clings are simple and inexpensive. While I am not a craft oriented person, the hand made window clings look to be a fun and simple projects for the family with the end result being a new family tradition.