We brought a bit of the garden inside a few days ago, making another flower stained glass window—this time for the kitchen door. As before we used flower petals and contact paper. Super easy! And flowery beautiful, of course.
Sometimes we like our bouquets two dimensional.
I also like how it provides a level of privacy yet lets in more light than a curtain to our otherwise windowless kitchen.
I had this set up as a simple after school project to do with Maia and Daphne.
Normally, I would let Maia and Daphne run around the garden picking flowers for something like this. They both love taking a basket and scissors and gathering flowers.
This time, though, I was in the mood to wander the garden and pick and choose myself and so had everything set up by the time Daphne woke up from her nap and Maia was home from school: vases with a variety of flowers and leaves as well as contact paper cut to size.
While last time I had cut the contact paper into small sections for the individual panes of glass we have on the front door, this time we used two large sheets of contact paper. The window on the kitchen door looks like it has individual panes, but the visual dividers are actually sandwiched between two pieces of glass, providing one large expanse of glass to cover.
As before, we used individual flower petals and leaves rather than full flowers. This allows the stained glass to lie flat and also (usually) preserves the flowers better. While they dry and fade in color over time, they are less likely to grow moldy than if the bulkier, full flowers were used.
Here's the contact paper with the flower petals and leaves just before I attached it to the window. And yes, I stuck the contact paper directly to the window. (It comes off easily when it's time to remove it.)
I love our new kitchen door.
I dream of a kitchen that looks out over a backyard so I can cook while watching the kids play outside or pause while washing dishes to gaze out at flowers and birds and butterflies.
For now, my flower stained glass window will have to do.