Thursday, December 30, 2010

Design-A-House Catch-Up

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?? ;)

Thanks for stopping by!


Yapha said...

What a super cute little house!! Love the reindeer!

Cindy said...

How sweet! The sleigh and reindeer are perfect!!!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Darling! Love all the sparkly snow santa is parked on. Don't all stampers have great intentions?! My house is still laying in a pile, waiting to be put together. There's always next year. :)