Decorate Your Windows With Glass Wax and Stencils
What Is Glass Wax?
Glass Wax was wildly popular in the 1950s. It was one of the best products for cleaning window and left no streaks. According to the ad, it was also great for decorating windows. Every year, alongside the Glass Wax can at the market, the stencils would appear. All you would hear was the kids saying "Mom, can we have this?" The best part of decorating the windows with Glass Wax was that none of us kids minded cleaning the windows after Christmas.
Where Do I Find It?
Glass Wax was a product of Gold Seal which has since gone out of business. I wanted to revive the window decorating because it was fun for us and I wanted to share it with my grandchild. Finding the Window Wax and the stencils means that we can carry on one of our favorite holiday traditions.
I loved Glass Wax!
Do you remember decorating with Glass Wax and stencils?
- 94% Yes, we did it every year
- 2% No, it was not part of our tradition
- 1% No, I wasn't born when windows were decorated with Glass Wax
- 3% No, but I wold love to try it
Vintage Glass Wax Stencils
These are the stencils we all used to decorate our windows. Ebay usually has a good selection of vintage stencils. They last for several years so it is not necessary to buy them each year. I bet if I looked in the shed, I could find some.
What's even more fun is that there are still some on eBay.
Stencils Are Not Just for Christmas
The Glass Wax stencils appeared at Christmas time but we used it for other holidays. It is easy to find stencils for Easter and Thanksgiving but when we were homeschooling we made stencils for President's Day and the 4th of July. Even though we are no longer homeschooling, we may make stencils for other holidays. Besides, my windows always need cleaning.
Window wax works with any stencils. These are pre-cut and can be used for decorating windows. They suggest that you use spray snow but that's just not right although I remember doing that too.