Many people enjoy putting Christmas lights in their windows during this time of the year because it makes their windows cheerful and all lit up for the season. But, there are other ways to get that same look without having to plug in the Christmas lights every night. For example, you can use colored glass to get the same effect.
Setting Up the Colored Glass in Your Window
There are three ways to get the colored glass into your windows for Christmas:
- Set up a number of red, green, and clear glass pieces in your window on a wide window sill or on a table next to the window.
- Attach sturdy hooks to the top of the window frame and hang pieces of red, green, and clear glass from the hooks.
- Hang colored glass ornaments in your windows.
Why Use Colored Glass?
Colored glass has the advantage over Christmas lights in two ways. First, you don’t have to plug in colored glass or pay for the electricity to enjoy it; the sunshine provides most of the light you are going to need for these decorations.
Second, unlike Christmas lights, colored glass shines beautifully during the day.
Colored Glass in Your Nighttime Windows
Colored glass may be at its best during the day because of the sunshine, but don’t discount what it can do during the night. At night, instead of shining into your house, its shines out of your house thanks to the lights that are on in your home shining through the glass.
Colored glass won’t light up your window at night, like Christmas lights do, but they still create glowing Christmas colors in your window at night.
Where Do You Find Colored Glass?
Colored glass can easily be found at thrift stores and also antique stores in the area around your home. The ornaments can be found at any store or even theme parks during this time of the year.
If you enjoyed the effect that the colored glass had in your windows for Christmas, there is no reason to take them down just because Christmas is over. Keep them up and enjoy the color in your windows all year.