Simple DIY Wood Door Window Cover

All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it’s not only inexpensive it’s removable! If you have a wood door with an oval window you might have a problem with not only privacy but the light. Our front door faced the living room and the light from the oval window in the door created glare. Covering a rectangle window can be easy but oval windows are trickier. Plus I wanted it to be removable. Beleive it or not I didn’t have to buy a thing! Even if you do it’s cheap items: a large foam board, contact paper or fabric to cover it and a ribbon with command strips. You can customize it however you wish and it pops out easily! We have many great inexpensive DIY ideas for decorating such as our inexpensive counter top makeover!

Countertop Makeover Using Contact Paper

 

Supplies

As I had a leftover roll of this fabric peel and stick wallpaper I used it. It’s fairly inexpensive to buy and has a wonderful feel to it. 

Instructions

This is our door. It’s beautiful as is the window but as you can see the glare in the daytime is bad.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

 

After some brainstorming, my daughter came up with a great idea to cover it using things I already had! To start she made a template by taping some kraft paper over the window.All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!


She then carefully cut around the edge with a craft knife.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

This is the template completely cut out.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

She took some heavy foam board and measured it to the template. As the foam board we had was not large enough we pieced it together in the middle with white tape.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

She placed the paper template over the foam board.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Using a craft knife, carefully cut around the template.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Next, she measured off 2 pieces of the peel and stick wallpaper (or contact paper) NOTE: One side needs to have 2 inches left around the edge for wrapping.All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Peel off the sticky backing. NOTE: do NOTE peel it all at once.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Slowly moving down, peel off the backing and use a credit card type instrument to smooth the sticky back paper to the foam board to prevent bubbles.  It can be helpful to have another person hold the paper while you smooth it.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Trim the BACK SIDE THAT WILL BE FACING OUTWARD close to the foam board edge.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Do the same procedure to the FRONT SIDE THAT FACES INSIDE leaving approximately 3/4″ of an inch around the edge for wrapping.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

After cutting around the front side, make snips every half an inch or so up to the foam board.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Carefully pull each strip out and wrap it around the edge of the foam board. The wrapped edge will FACE THE WINDOW.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

The board is now covered front and back.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

To make it removable we attached a small ribbon sticking upward on the top. We put a command strip on the top and on the bottom. NOTE: This requires putting the back of the command strip onto the window itself which you can see when the cover is removed. We’re still looking for a better way to make it stick without having the command strips showing on the open window.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

Place the cover onto the window, pushing the command strips in place.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

You now have a beautiful oval door window cover that can be removed when needed.
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

It looks great from the outside also!
All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

 

All you need is 3 things to make this lovely simple DIY wood door oval window cover for privacy and it's not only inexpensive it's removable!

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