Friday, October 21, 2011

DIY Window Prisms

I wanted to add something special to my daughter's bedroom window.  It isn't too big and I haven't decided on the window treatments yet, so I wanted to do something that would be (a) simple to assemble, (b) easy to install, and (c) removable in case it doesn't work later. 


I picked up some gems from the dollar store in different shapes and shades.  When I opened the package, I noticed the crystals had tiny holes for stringing!  I chose to use small and large pink crystals and spherical clear crystals.  I had lots of clear jewelry string, so each crystal got its own string and a couple were doubled up.  I just taped them inside the window frame and that was it!  The facets on the gems act like prisms and project rainbows into the room when the sun is shining.


UPDATE:  Some of the heavier crystals (the doubled strings) fell.  However, I only used regular scotch tape to hang them.  A little bit of duct tape should do the trick!  (Plus, since they are all attached inside the frame, you can't see the tape anyway!)


 Linking up with some great parties!

13 comments:

Kristen said...

very pretty! I love fun dollar store finds ;-) Found you on the tt&j linky party!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks beautiful--I think I should do this too :)

Kimberlee said...

What a fun window treatment! You could probably use thumb tacks. They might hold the 'jewels' better, and they don't leave big holes when you take them out. I tend to use them a lot to hand stuff in my girls room that I want to take down later. Visitng from Marveoulsly Messy.
~Kimberlee

Kimberlee said...

What a fun window treatment! You could probably use thumb tacks. They might hold the 'jewels' better, and they don't leave big holes when you take them out. I tend to use them a lot to hand stuff in my girls room that I want to take down later. Visitng from Marveoulsly Messy.
~Kimberlee

Ashley said...

looks fun:)
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Meg said...

Oooh, this is so cute. My daughter would love this...and it would be fun to get different colors for Christmas! Love it.

Ty and Whitty said...

beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to our party Show and Share. Make sure to come back this week and link up your latest projects. We would love to see them.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
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Emily said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing, I bet my daughter would love something like this!

gail said...

dollar store gems? fantastic!
They look so pretty in the window.
thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch can
gail

Carmen said...

This is too cute...these would look even nice in any window...not just a kids room...great job. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-7.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @ RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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