8 Days Left Until Christmas!
|Mini houses are all the rage this year!|
My inspiration for this came from Suzie Millions and her benchmark tome, "The Complete Book of Retro Craft." We also had one of these when I was a kid (I'm sure my mom still has it). Honestly, they are all the rage this year. There have been two tutorials lately one www.oneprettything.com. So, instead of a full blown tutorial, I'm just going to tell you what I did that may have been different.
First, I arranged my little village on a styrofoam disc. I wanted to put a picket fence around it, and I still may, but I couldn't find my packages of mini picket fencing in the crafateria which, again, is resembling the crapateria. I may come back and add that later.
I found this mini topiary place card holder in the bridal section of the craft store:
All I did was get out the hot glue gun (Sara gave me a new one for my birthday!) and glued on the mini-bulbs.
I also created these pine trees:
I formed a cone out of card stock, then wrapped it in an eyelash trim I had. If you don't have eyelash trim around, why not use pipe cleaners or yarn? The decorations and garland are jeweled scrapbook trims.
One other thing, I used glittery cardstock instead of gluing glitter onto plain card stock. It was a little more expensive to go this route, but much less messy. Also, I used printable transparency sheets (you can find them at thrift stores all the time) for windows. I colored the church windows yellow using a yellow Sharpie.
How cute is this as a centerpiece on my table along with my vintage tree skirt and a fun, old Santa ornament?
|From Santa' perspective.|
That's it. If anyone is interested in the templates I made for my houses, let me know. See you for Day 18 in just 24 short hours!