Window pictures for Christmas are a great idea not only to create a Christmas atmosphere in the house or apartment, but also to make your home look cozy and Christmassy from the outside. That is why we would like to recommend that you make some yourself this year instead of the bought ones. You have various options for this, which we would like to introduce to you today.
Both paper and the popular window colors are great if you want to make window pictures for Christmas. With a few simple templates, beautiful pictures for the windows are quick and easy. Take a look at the following ideas and choose your favorite idea to decorate your windows.
Window pictures for Christmas with window colors
The classic self-painted window pictures made of window paints are a great idea if you are looking for colorful ideas. There are numerous colors available, so you are spoiled for choice. If you want to make window decorations for Christmas in the kindergarten, such window pictures are ideal. You need:
- Window colors
- Transparencies or sealable freezer bags
- Templates of any motif (you can find a few ideas at the end of the article)
Insert the selected motif into the foil. You can also fix it with paper clips so that it cannot slip. And then you can start painting. Simply paint the motif in the desired colors on the foil. Make sure that all the colors and elements touch each other at the end so that a single piece is created. As soon as the colors have dried, you can simply peel the picture from the foil and stick it to the window. Do handicrafts in the day care center and then decorate the windows.
Window pictures with hot glue
As an alternative to window colors, you can also use the simple hot glue gun with hot glue, which is recommended for older children. Did you know that hot glue comes in a wide variety of colors? So you can find exactly the right one for your Christmas motifs. Of course, you can also use the transparent glue and decorate it with glitter while the glue is still wet.
Otherwise, make the window pictures for Christmas exactly the same as those made of window colors: Place a template under a piece of baking paper (the glue might be too hot for cling film) and transfer the motif with the hot glue. Since the gun releases larger quantities than, for example, the bottles of window paint, the hot glue cannot be used to create such fine lines. Keep this in mind when choosing your subject. Snowflakes are particularly suitable.
Window pictures for Christmas – children’s templates
Snowman to print
Candy canes as a template for window pictures
Paint the snowflake with hot glue
Small snowflakes of different shapes
Tinker window pictures for Christmas with children
Parchment paper can be used to create wonderful pictures because, on the one hand, it is easy to work with and, on the other hand, its semi-transparent properties make it particularly pretty on the window. The Christmas balls in the example are just one of the many options for motifs that you have when you are looking for and making window decorations for Christmas for children. You need:
- Parchment paper in white and bright colors
- Glue (glue stick for smaller children)
- duct tape
- optional ribbon for hanging
You can use templates for these window pictures for Christmas or you can draw them by hand. Draw a circle on the white parchment paper (e.g. with a compass). Cut colored paper into snippets of any size. You then glue these snippets onto the circle. You can safely overlap the edge of the circle. Finally, just cut out the circles and your first window picture is ready. You can stick it to the window as it is with adhesive tape or make a loop beforehand from a ribbon, attach it to the Christmas tree ball and then fix it to the window.
Make snowflakes out of paper
Crafted snowflakes are a particularly popular decoration for the window panes and if you are looking for a last-minute idea or just don’t have the time to get lots of materials in the craft store, this is the right choice for you. Children also enjoy such craft projects, since nothing more than paper and scissors are required. The paper is folded several times and then, depending on which type of snowflake is desired, incised in certain places. Here are folding instructions and a few templates to cut out:
Use paper of any color for handicrafts
Instructions for folding the paper
Templates for frozen snowflakes
Cut out folded paper for different snowflakes
Crafts for Christmas for adults with carving knives
Whole landscapes cut out of paper are a particularly nice idea. However, do not use simple scissors for this purpose, but a carving knife or alternatively a box cutter. Print out any template or draw your own picture. Cities or villages are particularly popular, but of course you can also choose forest or hill landscapes, as well as other types of Christmas motifs such as snowmen, Santa Clauses, Christmas trees and others.
You will also need a pad to cut on. There are special cutting mats, but a wooden board is also suitable. You then place your template on this base. Hold it tight and start to cut out the design along the contours provided. Then you can easily stick the picture you have painted on the window. Below we have a few templates:
Make winter landscapes yourself
Forest landscapes and villages are very popular
Templates for cutting with a craft knife
Print out houses for a village at the window
Use cities and villages as templates or draw outlines yourself
Ornamental Christmas tree to cut out
Modern design for a Christmas tree by the window
Christmas tree template for cutting out or painting with window colors
Children decorate the Christmas tree – a picture for the window
Precisely cut window pictures for Christmas – girl decorates a Christmas tree in the snow
Santa Claus with snowflakes as a window picture idea
Santa Claus in a sleigh
Decorate the window with paper Christmas decorations
Christmas picture with bell and angel
Beautiful arch with stars, candles and moon
Cut out the bell with a craft knife and glue it to the window
Easy picture for printing – fir tree with fence
Pretty snowflake to decorate the windows for Christmas
The window in the nursery is decorated with a moon and angels
Window picture idea for adults – angel with candle
Simple Christmas tree with balls and garlands