DIY Window Clings for Valentine’s Day
It seems like I’m starting out a lot of posts this way lately…busy moms need quick, easy solutions to everyday things we do. We can also use frugal solutions. We don’t always have to be Martha Stewart in order to do crafts and projects. They can be simple and still fit the bill. Believe me, I’m no Martha Stewart. With Valentine’s Day coming up, take a look at this great idea for DIY Window Clings.
DIY Window Clings are uper easy, fun for the kids and you can change them up as often as you want. No need to run out to the store to buy window clings for each Holiday and your kids can be creative.
All you need is some saran wrap and some dry erase markers. Of course if you don’t have both, you will have to run to the store. 😉 But once you have them, you’re set!
Take your saran wrap, line your window, give your kids the dry erase markers and set them free!
You now have DIY Window Clings!
Now saran wrap is not going to be as thick as regular window clings so it’s not going to just slap up on the window wrinkle free. I just tried to smooth it with my sleeved hand as I placed it on the window. Right from the roll, unrolling it onto the window as I went. I thought maybe I could use a credit card or something similar to get out the wrinkles and bubbles but that did more harm than good.
My kids, however, did not care that it had a few wrinkles in it and did not want to wait for perfection…they started drawing on it the minute I had it up on the window. They LOVE it.
DIY Window clings are perfect for any Holiday or just doodling in general. Granted we have this huge picture window that gives the kids a great creative space. 🙂 Give it a try and if you come up with some tips for those wrinkles, let me know.
Who knew? This is a simple project and great to get the kids involved too! Thanks for sharing.
What a great idea! I’m doing this today. Thanks for posting.
How cute! This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!
Megan Tylock says
This is such a fun and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!
Great idea! I will try this with my kiddos this weekend! Thanks! =)
Chrystal Thurston says
I love window clings, will have to make these for all the seasons! Thank you!
Julie Beane says
Had no idea u could make these
wendi watson says
very very cool idea we have recently been using the markers from crayola those are really fun
Priscilla S. says
Fun, simple idea. This would be great for a rainy or snowy day.
What a cute craft idea for kids. A nice rainy day craft.
Nickie Busco says
I love the idea of diy window clings!!!! Will b doin this for easter! !!
This is a nice idea, especially around the holidays, you could write a nice message or draw a nice picture. Thank you for sharing this great craft idea.
Rebecca Carter says
I’m going to have to do this with my son for St. Patrick’s Day
Nadine Elhathat says
This is a great idea!!! It can also be used on a glass door so that younger children can reach it. And I\’m thinking to do it in my pre-k classroom on a large mirror since our windows are too high. Thank you for sharing.
Farrah King says
If you want your own personalized window clings this is definitely the way to go! Thanks for the craft idea!
Wendy Arnott says
Neat idea, couldn’t the dry erase markers just be used on the glass itself though? I know Crayola makes markers for windows.. guess it depends how much window can be reached as the cling wrap may be moveable after:)
Betty Baez says
Cool! I have both of those I think i might let them go wild on the windows today and make them festive for st pattys day.
Stacy Calhoun says
this is great idea for them to show their personality and decorate the house too, love it
Great idea, this really teaches your kids resourcefulness and creativity, and that fun doesn’t have to cost anything at all.
MaryBeth Elderton says
Wow—perfect for a sliding glass patio door!
Peggy Johnson says
This would be a fun project for each of the holidays
Kimberly Flickinger says
Kimberly Flickinger Great idea! Thank you posting!
Paula Morgan says
If you want to try and control the wrinkles and bubbles, make sure the window surface is clean and dry first then, when you go to apply the cling wrap, warm it a little with a blow dryer. It softens it a bit and makes it easier to smooth out wrinkles. Air bubbles may still be a problem. You can always “pop” them with a pin and try pushing the air out toward the center hole.
Lisa B says
What a fun simple project to use for any holiday!
Dawn K. says
Great idea. We have used this with dry erase markers right on the glass. It comes off, even months later.
How simple! They can be changed out whenever the mood strikes!
Cheryl Reinhardt says
Thanks for sharing ,,,, would be a great welcome home idea for kids to give parents, siblings, or Grandparents to see when they come up to the door………….
RANDY FULGHAM says
THIS REAL COOL–THANKS FOR SHARING…
Jasmine P says
What cute and simple idea!
Fun for Friday craft night!
Lily Kwan says
These window clings look very nice. Thanks for sharing!