Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging with Reneabouquets for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! Do you remember the old Christmas tune, “Frosted Windowpanes“? Every time I hear that song playing, it takes me right back to my childhood Christmas memories. Our little town had one short strip of shops on its itty bitty Main Street, but oh, how magical they were to the eyes of a child! Sidewalks were scraped mostly clean of snow, but you still had to watch out for the odd icy patch as you briskly hurried from store to store. Heavy coat, hat, mittens, boots and a sturdy scarf helped to keep out the cold, but you could still feel the icy breeze and see your breath swirl into the frigid air. But did you care? No, because the street lights twinkled with Christmas decorations and the storefronts were all dressed up in their holiday finery.
Decorations never went up until the day after Thanksgiving. Then all us “country folks” drove into town, snow squeaking under our tires, anxious to see the town all dressed up in its winter finery. It was the same year after year, but I never grew tired of seeing the transformation. Mom and I would peer into the shop windows ooh-ing and aaah-ing over the display of trees, ornaments, toys and Christmas dresses. That memory inspired this sweet little wall hanging made with Ciao Bella’s “Time for Home” paper collection and a whole host of goodies from Reneabouquets.
Frosted Windowpane Shaker Box
Can you feel the temperature drop when you look at this icy delight? I’ve created a mixed media background (tutorial below) then stitched it onto natural canvas. The windowpanes are made with an Amazing Paper Grace Grid Die.
Here’s a closeup of those frosty windowpanes, and the wintry scene outside. The metal hanger was a gift from one of my sweet blog buddies. Do you recognize it painted with white chalk paint, Becky?
Don’t you want that cozy velvet coat that our little snow ball throwing girl is wearing? This piece, all the flowers and the shabby snowflake accents are all from Reneabouquets.
White satin ribbon is one of the featured items in the RRR December Ribbon Club Assortment. It was such a perfect match for this project that I had to use it. Topped with Iridescent Metallic String bows and surrounded by sliver leaves, it adds the perfect icy touch to this sweet composition.
Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see this piece come together, I hope you’ll enjoy this little YouTube video.
Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane today! You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
**NOTE: Since Throwback Thursday projects feature older or retired product, I may or may not be able to provide links for you. Thanks for understanding.
- Ciao Bella Time for Home Collection
- 12×12 Paper Collection
- A4 Creativity Pad
- 6×6 papers
- Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club
- Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
- Spellbinders Snip it Grid and Calendar Creator Die
- Sizzix 3D Snowflakes Embossing Folder
- Buttons Galore and More Shaker Mix
- 1/8″ foam Tape
- Clear Cardstock (acetate)
- Bits and bobs from my stash