Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor
Hello, Friends! I thought we would start the week off with this cheery Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor project. Kaisercraft Flower Shoppe is such a pretty collection for summertime, don’t you think? I’ve paired it up with some beautiful Reneabouquets flowers and butterflies. Let’s take a look at some of the details in this fun project.
Window Shaker Element
Here’s my sweet little summer cottage. If you peek through the window, you can see the vintage wallpaper on the walls, and a hanging plant over the kitchen sink. Can you imagine all of that with me? The first step in creating this project was to stitch my base layers to a panel of natural canvas. Then it was time to create the shaker window. Here’s how to do that:
- First, die cut 3 Amazing Paper Grace Save the Date Windows. Cut 2 from cream cardstock and 1 from gray.
- Now, layer the 3 windows together with the grey window in the middle. Offset the window grids slightly as you put them together. This not only creates a feeling of depth, but it gives you the width you will need to add 1/8″ foam tape to the sides of the shaker box.
- Next, cut a piece of clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the back side of the window. Adhere this with Dries Clear Glue.
- Once the glue is mostly dry (under 5 minutes) adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the window.
- Now mat a 4″ x 6″ panel of designer paper on a slightly larger piece of colored cardstock.
- Then stitch around the perimeter on your sewing machine.
- Next, adhere a few ephemera bits inside the window to create a little scene. I used a small botanical image, a ticket, lace strip, and hanging plant to create mine.
- Now place your shaker mix in the center of your image. Carefully line the shaker box over the image so that everything is straight and centered. Press lightly in place to adhere.
Creating the Windowsill
Begin by selecting several ephemera bits from the paper collection. I ended up with the watering can bouquet, wire fence, flowers strips and sentiment square. The trick here is to create a feeling of depth and dimension. Here’s how I did that.
- First, create a shallow box pocket to fit over the base of the window. The finished measurement of my box pocket is 4″ x 1 1/2″. If you don’t know how to make a box pocket, you can watch THIS video.
- Next, layer the 2 flower strips from the ephemera pack together with 1/8″ foam. Stagger the flowers to create the illusion of depth.
- Now adhere the wire fence to the top of the box pocket. Then adhere the flower strips behind it to look like window box filler.
- Then adhere the box pocket at the base of the window.
- Finally, pop the watering can up on layers of dimensionals and cluster with the sentiment square.
Climbing Roses and Butterflies
Now comes the fun part! Create a climbing rosebush along the right hand side of the wall hanging. These lovely blooms and butterflies came from Reneabouquets. (Linked in the supply list below.)
Large roses and ribbon clusters top off the wall hanging. And the perfect finishing touch is this beautiful yellow butterfly!
About the Hanger
I’m always deluged with requests for a link to this shabby chic hanger. They are a retired item from Melissa Frances, and sadly, they are no longer available. You could perhaps substitute American Girl dress hangers, but I have not tried this so I’m not entirely sure if it would work.
So that’s it for me this Monday morning. I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your crafty stash and make something beautiful today! Time spent in the studio adds sunshine to my day no matter what the weather is doing! How about you?
Thanks for stopping by!
- Kaisercraft Flower Shoppe Collection
- Amazing Paper Grace Snip It Grid Die (ON SALE!)
- Chamomile Dreams Shaker Mix
- Coral Coast Sparkletz
- Yellow/Pink Sheer Ombre Ribbon