Have great pictures from your last beach vacation and no way to display them? Turn an old window into a gorgeous beach picture display with a few craft supplies. This is perfect for those that love the ocean and beach crafts.
1. Start with any old window that you want to turn into a display for your beach photos. I gave an old window a rustic paint treatment to give it that chippy look. You can use your window as is or paint first.
2. Start by adding the sand portion to the window. Apply the Mod Podge with a paint brush directly to the BACK of your window.
5. Remove any excess sand. Make sure you are happy with the look of the sand from the front of the window before continuing. You can add another layer of Mod Podge and sand if desired.
6. We are going to pour the resin portion of the picture display next. You may want to run a bead of hot glue all the way around where your window meets the wood on the back. The will ensure that there are not any small holes for leaks when pouring. Then gather your supplies for the resin portion.
7. Mix the resin according to the package directions. For this project, I wanted an incomplete mix of the color to give me an appearance that looked more like water. So I actually mixed part A and part B of the resin first then dripped in a little pigment. I did a brief stir so there was still streaks in the resin. This is NOT what the directions will indicate but that is how I got a more marbled appearance. The amount of resin will completely depend on the size of your window but you only need a thin coat.
8. Protect the area under your window then set it so that it is level with the back side up. Begin to pour the resin onto the surface and spread to a thin coat. I stopped where the sand begins. The resin made the sand take on an appearance that I did not want so I left that area with just the Mod Podge.
9. Allow to cure completely. Then, you are ready to stick your pictures on the front of the window with some decorative tape.
You can see in the picture that the line where the sand meets my “water” is slightly discolored. This is what the resin will do anywhere that it touches the sandy area.
I love the marbled appearance of the blue in the “water area”. The mix of blues remind me of the ocean and that is the point right?
What else could you make with resin and an old window besides beach crafts? Add in dried flowers, doilies, paper cutouts, butterflies, leaves, and so much more. Enjoy your beach picture display window anywhere in your home. You will love the way your beach pictures look in this gorgeous window.