Friday, October 31, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Deck the Halls with Glass Wax - Free Pattern Download

1950's Christmas Stencils from Glass Wax

If you were a late Boomer you remember Glass Wax. I don't recall using the stencils but I have vivid memories of my mother recreating the illusion of frost in the corners of the windows with Glass Wax and a sponge. Glass Wax is still available as a glass and mirror cleaner. It is even sold as a polish for cars! 

You can recreate the 1950's window decoration with these downloadable stencil pages to cut out. Prints on 8.5" x 11"  sheets of paper. Print on heavier stock for multiple uses. Use scissors or x-acto knife to cut stencils.

Don't pass up these easy and economical DIY Holiday decor stencils. Deck the halls!! 



Courtesy of Cynical Girl on Goodsmiths




7 comments:

  1. This is something my Nate will love. He has a thing about decorating windows. Maybe Bergorf's in his future. ;)

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    1. Why limit it to Christmas stencils? Maybe he can invent shapes of his own.

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  2. I remember using stencils with the cans of "snow" as decorations for the windows. My sister and I were given a can of "snow" each and allowed to decorate the living room windows.

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    1. I remember that spray snow too! Wonder just what that stuff was made of...

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  3. Well oh my goodness is all I can say. I still have a package of these my mom and I used when I was a child. Yep still have after all these years(60+). We never throw away anything that is or was useful. I can remember using them with glass wax and then the spray snow came out. I still use spray snow because we don;'t get snow deep down here in Texas on Christmas very often( only 2 times in my life now). thanks for the memories.

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  4. So cool! I remember stenciling our front windows with snow when I was a kid. I always wanted to snow our tree; but my dad would never go for it. My maternal grandmother would make her own snow out of Ivory soap to decorate the ends of her tree. Perhaps her snow helped to keep her tree from catching fire as she used to "light" the candles on her tree on xmas eve. I'm with Mary; who knows what was in the can... commercially flocked trees went by the wayside rather quickly. LOL!

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  5. I have fond memories of these stencils too! Thanks for posting! I will revisit the tradition!

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