I had great intentions of making ornaments with Little Missy this year, but I have just run out of steam. But I had bought several sets of the Design-a-House decor houses from the Holiday mini (#120911, $5.95, pg. 37), and I was determined to finish one. They are just adorable, and what an economical value! This one is a "winter house" with removable Christmas accents.
I added chunky glitter to the roof, and the holly accent on the door is removable. The holly berries were made by using a crop-o-dile to punch glittery circles out of the Candy Cane Christmas DSP paper. There is also cotton coming out of the chimney for smoke. The wreath, which I permanently attached, is created by scoring a 1/2 x 12" strip every 1/4".
Little Missy couldn't wait for me to add reindeer, so even though it's after Christmas, I wasn't going to get away with foregoing them.
I cut out, assembled, and attached the reindeer to a dormer-shaped strip of acetate, so it is see-through and removable.
And this is back to the basic winter house again, all lit up with a flameless candle.
Making these houses remind me of when I was a child. We had a plywood board with a railroad tracks nailed to it, and my dad would place the Christmas tree in the center. One year Mom bought plastic house kits, and we all created one to make a little village around our trains, complete with cotton for snow. It was so fun!
Don't forget to pick up yours by January 3, before they are gone! I have plans to make my second one with Deck the Halls DSP, and the third one? Well, that will be a surprise for the down the road. Perhaps a Spring/Easter theme? Love these things... perhaps I should get some more?? ;)
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