DIY Lace Window Screen

DIY Lace Window Screen

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or lace window screen. By using some 1×2’s and thrifted lace you can make your own!

I have even seen people use cornstarch and water to make a paste and then “glue” their lace to a window. Wouldn’t this be a perfect solution for privacy screening in a rental house?

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

Our 100+ year old farmhouse boasts of a woodstove in the winter and open windows in the summer.  For the most part, it works just fine.  The tall trees around the house afford a surprising amount of shade and keep the house relatively cool.

The problems start to come when we can’t open our windows because the don’t work right or a screen is missing. Screens aren’t that expensive to replace, but they continue to be reprioritized on our list and not get replaced.

Finally, I landed on a beautiful solution (thank you, Pinterest) and whipped up a lace window screen this week for the most central window in the house.

The house is already so much more comfortable and my girls have requested that I make two more their room, I think I will show them how to make them themselves even.

 

DIY Lace Window Screen

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

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Supplies Needed

  • Measuring Tape
  • 1×2’s
    • I chose pine from Home Depot
  • Paint (optional)
  • Staple gun
    • You might be able to do this with a hand held one, too.
  • Compressor (to go with pneumatic staple gun)
  • Lace panel
    • See some options below from Etsy

Tutorial

  • Measure the opening of your window, you will be closing the window just enough to hold the screen in place.
  • Cut your 1×2’s into four sections with the corners at 45 degree angles.
  • Staple your frame together and paint, if desired.
  • Using your fame as a template, cut out a section of lace and staple to the back of the frame.
    • See the video below for tips on how to get it really smooth.
  • Place in window and slightly close the window to hold in place.

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

 

When not in use, I plan to use the screens as wall decor!  They have a slight bohemian touch which works well with farmhouse and shabby chic.

Now I am scheming about using this idea for my screen door!

 

Watch this video to see how easy it is!

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This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

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10 Comments

  1. Pat
    July 21, 2018 / 5:45 AM

    Such a pretty solution for a window screen, I wonder if you could wash the lace without removing it from the frame, when the need arises?
    Pat

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 11:26 PM

      You know, someone else asked me that and I think I will just replace the lace. I’m sure you could wash it, but I’m faster with the staple gun.

  2. Chelsea Stith
    July 21, 2018 / 6:00 AM

    I also have chickens and ponies and doggies and beginning last year we began using predator flies as a natural way to keep the house fly population down. We’re still not completely fly free but the number has definitely dropped, well worth the $20 a month for 4-5 months a year! Maybe a help for you too 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 11:27 PM

      Oh wow! I have heard of this before, but it makes sense!

  3. Jenny Lott
    July 21, 2018 / 3:27 PM

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! I am a teacher and I would love to do something like this for my classroom window! Thanks so much for sharing such simplistic beauty!
    Blessings to you and yours!
    Jenny

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 11:27 PM

      Oh yes, this would be perfect in a classroom! Thank you for all your kind words. xoxo

  4. Kitt Rygiel
    July 22, 2018 / 7:51 AM

    I really like your lace curtains I live in a trailer and it’s a single wide and I’m thinking of doing that on two windows but I’m going to screw them in to the window cell.

    I really appreciate your design looks because I’m doing my trailer as shabby chic and beachfront property.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 11:28 PM

      Oh my, I can totally see this for a shabby chic trailer. What a great idea, send pics if you can!!

  5. July 23, 2018 / 12:50 PM

    Sarah, I adore this, it’s so funny cause I was just telling my husband I wanted to make some screens for our upstairs craft room cause it has crank out windows… these would be fantastic!! I’m feeling a whole room makeover coming on… I’m blaming it on you;) Hope you are doing well!! Hugs

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 11:30 PM

      Summer, I think you are totally right. Haha, I will take the blame. Enjoy that new baby boy! xoxo

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