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    Default need help making glass look broken

    This year, I want to make my house appear more haunted. I want 2-3 of my windows to look like they have broken glass, without using actual broken glass. lol
    Have thought about using those broken glass sticker thingys that you see on car windows, with a baseball in it; and maybe removing the baseball.
    Does anyone have any ideas on how to make window glass look broken? I appreciate any ideas. Thanx, in advance.

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    I think the easy/cheap way would be to take clear contact paper and draw lines on it with a marker and then just stick that on the glass where you want it to appear broken. Just try a little piece to make sure that it comes off the glass. If you have a problem getting it off, I use a hair dryer to loosen up the adhesive and then they peel right off.

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    use a hammer lol i was going to do the same thing last year haunt behind my boarded windows but never got to it i had some thin black plexy glass i was going to cut them out if that didnt give me the look i was going to just black out windows with black plastic then lay thin clear plexy glass over with dezign i wanted cut in to it so the glass loked broken hope this helps

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    How about using a dry erase marker! They write on glass perfectly and simply wipe off!
    Gary


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    I've used sheets of plexiglass from Lowe's over the years and it's easy to cut with the little exacto type tool you can buy for a few bucks.
    I've always noticed the small leftover pieces I've cut at pointed angles look like broken glass.
    I wondered how that would look glued to an existing window for a broken glass effect.
    Just a thought.

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    You could use acrylic lexan and glaze the cracks into it,so that it looks like it's cracked.Just tape out your cracks and apply the glaze with a brush,then put the acrylic lexan behind your real glass.
    Or if you want a "blacked out" look,you could cut out black vinyl with cracks and apply that to your window.
    Drawing cracks is easy ,like drawing lightning.Start at a center point and just make jagged edges with your pencil.The closer you are to the "big crack" the thicker your lines will be.Thinner as you move away from the big crack.

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    I think it really depends on how close/far your guests will be to the windows...
    If they are really close, I would buy some plexiglass and break some holes in it and take it up with maybe some double sided tape?

    Or, if they will be far away, you could try and paint something like this on your window with acrylic paint:
    http://thumb1.shutterstock.com.edges...und-914131.jpg

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    THANK YOU, everyone! I love all your ideas!!! Y'all are just too smart and creative!!! I really appreciate it! Thanx, again!!!

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    Found this on instructables:

    fake cracked window

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    They also had this:

    Fake Fun Bullet Holes

 

 
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