Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor

Kaisercraft Flower Shoppe Hanging Shaker Reneabouquets Butterfly by Kathy Clement Photo 01

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

Amazing Paper Grace Save the Date Die Shaker Window by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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7 thoughts on “Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor

  1. 1sassy1

    This is so lovely! I have the die set you used to create your window but I would never have thought to use it to create a window but it’s a wonderful idea. Once again, you’ve taught me something new and inspired me. Thank you!

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  2. MaryH

    This is ‘chocolate-box’ lovely & delightful! My friend you definitely are the Queen of shaker boxes. I am working up to having as pretty a view out of my window as this picturesque view. I recognized the Becca die you used so effectively today and took a trip down memory lane to look at the previous stunning layouts where you used this die. Fun to see how effectively you used this die for different themes & occasions. Kathy, I am going to have to make a trip to Tuesday Morning to see if I can snag a sewing machine (which I don’t know how to operate) because I like the effect you achieve on your matts. No wonder you have requests for information about the hanger – another incredible layout and paper selection!

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  3. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – this is beyond adorable on the little hanger – so happy I was able to purchase one of them some time back, thanks to you!! Beautiful to hang anywhere – I love it!!

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  4. soozyb2013

    Very pretty shaker!! Love the climbing roses. My Old rose is blooming like crazy and the fragrance takes me back to days of when my Nan was alive. She had a rose outside her kitchen window in her little suite and in the spring/summer it would send it’s fragrance throughout the tiny space. It was heaven.

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  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a beautiful creation! So cheery and bright! I love the ” looking through a window” effect. The wallpaper and hanging plant is so pretty and the window box with the watering can and climbing roses is gorgeous! Who doesn’t love window boxes filled with beautiful flowers? And how pretty that your shaker elements match the flowers so perfectly. Thank you for sharing this lovely decor! Hugs!

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