Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging

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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.

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

**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.

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7 thoughts on “Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging

  1. Gena Krannig

    Wow, Kathy! What a gorgeous wall hanging! I just love the blues palette. I can’t stop looking at that precious little girl getting ready to throw one of her snowballs. That grid die is so perfect for a storefront window and I love the way you embellished it. Thank you for sharing your childhood Christmas memories. Always so enjoyable! Hugs!

  2. Helen

    Stunning, just stunning Kathy. I feel as though I am back in winter with a huge drop in temperautres here, and your gorgeous wall hanging seems appropriate today! The colour combination, shimmers, glimmers, textures and glitters certainly catch the eye. This is a lovely piece of artiness.

  3. Renea Harrison

    This is so Winter Stunning Kathy!! The window pains are perfect with their depth and frosty feel and the whole piece is just perfection in those blues!! As always you capture my favorite time of the year exquisitely~

  4. Susan Steele

    Hello dear Kathy! And yes this winter Frosted Windowpanes is soooo gorgeously sweet! I always luved those frosted windowpanes, just something about them that speaks so cozy …but you can feel the warmth inside too and the frost outside. And such a sweet darling little girl to go with all this! Luv this wall hanging! Colors are perfect and thank you so much for sharing your collage of papers technique! And how you frosted those panes! Take care! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  5. soozyb2013

    I can feel the chill. Lovely piece Kathy! I remember the fun I used to have back in the day with the snow. Looking out that window and watching the snow fall as a child is magical. I love it! Stay warm and well fed!

  6. Joni E

    This wall hanging is gorgeous! Love what you did with the window panes and the embossing. Your creative ideas are always so inspiring in your videos. Thank you.

  7. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Kathy, I know I don’t comment very often – but, trust me, I read through every single post you make. However, I had to comment on this really charming little wall hanging! It makes me want to put it on top of a Christmas tree and then decorate all in blue, white, and silver ornaments! Absolutely lovely.

    Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific – and that you’re engulfed in the sights and sounds and smells of the whole season as we count down!

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