Autumn Window Collage

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Emily and I made a fun discovery this afternoon! Did you know that you can use washable glue stick to adhere tissue paper to glass??! When it’s time to change out the display, peel off the tissue paper and wipe the leftover glue stick clean with a damp sponge. (Try a small test area first, just to be safe.)


We cut several leaves from colored gift tissue paper, and Emily spent a long time arranging the leaves around the window to make a beautiful frame. Once they were in place, we used black tempera paint for the veins of the leaves. So much FUN!!


It was a colorful (and frugal) way to celebrate the beginning of Autumn, and I can’t help but smile every time I open the door!

Emily is so proud of how bright and cheerful it is when the sunshine comes through — beautiful!

Have fun!!

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  1. Dear Valerie,

    The beauty of it is.. if the glue fails it’s just like fall. πŸ˜‰


  2. LOVE it…so pretty!!!

  3. I love the way it frames the view out the window but doesn’t obstruct it!

    • Thanks, we’ve done lots of window displays in the past, but none that frame it this way… Lots of potential! Have fun!!

  4. Well, since Autumn IS nature’s “stained-glass window,” I think this decor is very appropriate…

  5. So pretty! And easy! I might just have to let my little girl give this a try!

  6. Very pretty! Maybe we’ll try this on our sliding window!

  7. Oh you’re awesome Val. This has been on my list, but I didn’t like the way I’ve seen it adhered to the window before (mainly because I didn’t have it!) -I have glue sticks, that’s for sure. And its so easy for the kids to do. We’re definitely doing this now. I can’t wait!

  8. I didn’t know that. It looks great.

  9. How lovely! And I just picked up some more coloured tissue paper the other day. Perfect for school holidays next week. Thanks once again!

  10. This is truly beautiful! I love how she frames it around the window.

  11. I love the black paint lines, and the washable glue stick tip is great- thanks!

    • You’re welcome, Katey! Now I have big plans for our bay window in the kitchen… can’t wait! πŸ™‚ Have fun!

  12. I love it. I totally need to try this.

  13. beautiful (project, pictures, idea)

  14. Wow! Such a gorgeous colourful window, we’ll definitely be having a go at this soon πŸ™‚

  15. Beautiful! I would love to try it with my daughter. We used washable glue once to adhere a waldorf star (made from kite paper) to a window and it worked just fine. It washed off fairly easily after several months of being on the window actually!

    • I’ve never made Waldorf stars before, but they are SO beautiful! Good to know it washes off easily after being on for several months — thanks for sharing, Heather!! πŸ™‚

  16. This was an awesome idea. My son and I decorated our bay window yesterday and added a cling-stick skeleton for Halloween. The leaves suddenly became body casts for the skeleton. It was hilarious! What a fun afternoon activity. Thanks for the idea.

  17. Love this! So very pretty!

  18. I did this yesterday to my front windows and front door!! Thanks for the beautiful idea! My toddlers love the ‘beautiful leaves!’

  19. I loved this craft so much! I definitely want to do it! The colors look so great!

  20. This is awesome. Just a warning. It doesn’t come off as easy as you think. Just use a dab, enough to hold it on or you’ll end up with sore arms rubbing the window clean.


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