How to Use Double Sided Tape to Make Window Pane Dividers

Large picture windows allow you to look outside without hindering your view.
A paned window can lend a charming, cottage quality to your home.A paned window can lend a charming, cottage quality to your home.
However, some people find them plain and boring. Window panes can add interest to your windows, but replacing them completely is not always practical, especially if you rent a home or apartment. The perfect solution is faux window panes made with invisible double-sided tape. Your windows will appear to be paned, but the trim will peel up fairly easily when you are ready to move on.

Step 1

Measure the height and width of the window and cut ½-by-2 inch wood edging to the correct lengths. You will need one strip as long as the window is high and two as long as the window is wide. Cut each of the two pieces that are the same length in half.

Step 2

Clean the window well with ordinary glass cleaner. Let it dry completely.

Step 3

Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the back of each wooden strip. Peel the top plastic off of the tape on the uncut strip of wood edging. Lay the strip along the center of the window from top to bottom.

Step 4

Divide the window height into thirds and use these numbers to guide you when placing the edging across the width of the window. Apply one half strip on either side of the center edging you already applied. Make sure that the pieces line up as perfectly as possible.

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • 1/2-by-2 inch wooden edging
  • Saw
  • Glass cleaner
  • Invisible double-sided tape

About the Author

Jourdan Townsend has been writing since childhood. Her articles appear in a collection of student works at the University of Oklahoma as well as in the school's "Honors College Journal." Townsend also composes poetry, some of which can be found in an edition of the "Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans." Townsend holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication.