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A few years ago I stumbled across some old windows in one of my fave antiquing haunts. They were only $2 each so I bought several thinking one day I might make one of these. Come a bit closer and check it out.
Isn’t it adorable? Let’s peek inside.
Love! I didn’t buy it since I don’t have a great place where I can display it. Plus, it was over $300! Probably worth it though since it came with this wonderful little scene inside. Wouldn’t it be great in a conservatory or on a porch? You can see lots more pics of how it’s constructed and the inside in this post: Make a Greenhouse from Discarded Windows
It was still there in the spring.
This time I found a cute Easter scene waiting inside. To see more pictures of this Easter scene, check out this post: Make a Greenhouse from Old Windows for a Holiday Display
Since seeing this cute greenhouse made from old, discarded windows, I’ve come across several other great ideas for recycling those old windows. (Click on the “source” under each photo for more information and/or tutorials for each of the following window crafts/window recycling ideas.)
Replacing your windows with more energy-efficient one? Take the old ones and build a full-size greenhouse in your backyard.
Make a bulletin board and/or chalk board for your office or kitchen.
Decorate your panes with pretty paper for a unique wall hanging. Add pegs and it becomes a place to hang your scarf or coat.
Create a fun window box to hang on your gardening shed or porch.
Have a favorite photo enlarged and create a wonderful poster-size display for your wall.
If your windows are nice and tall, they can become a pretty headboard when attached to the wall behind a bed.
Returning back to the greenhouse idea, if you don’t have room for your greenhouse on a porch, display it in the garden.
You can even dress it up for the seasons. So many possibilities! If you’re thinking about building one of these for your porch or garden, check the Habitat ReStores. They often have old windows that have been donated. Just Google to find one in your area. Another online site that can sometimes help with finding salvaged materials like windows is dwell’s, Lost and Found
Have you built anything with old windows? I’m thinking more and more about trying to turn mine into something fun.