Every once in a while we see a project that is so simple yet so high-impact that it makes us step back, pause, and marvel at someone’s creative genius.  This window was one of those moments, spotted at Forever Decorating.  Blogger Terry’s friend, Gail, had the unadorned window hanging on her porch as a decoration.  After a wind storm blew it down, Gail decided to revamp it before rehanging it.  Her embellishments of choice?  Decorative glass pieces from the dollar store!  She used both flat glass stones and frosted “sea glass” to decorate the panes, gluing them into a random mosaic pattern.  The finished window makes a gorgeous statement on her porch, but this project also has a practical side!  It would be a great idea for anywhere you want to have a little privacy but still let in a lot of natural light, such as a bathroom window.  Don’t have a spare window laying around to play with?  Try your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, where you will likely find stacks and stacks of old windows for just a few bucks each!  [how to make a decorative mosaic window]

Project estimate:

  • Window, about $5 and up
  • Decorative glass, about $2 and up
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  about $7 and up