Hello! I am so excited to kick off our Little Pink Studio holidays! Today I want to share with you an easy project that is sure to become a keepsake. If you're a long time reader of my blog, you may recognize this as a kit I offered about 4 years ago.
Let's get started, shall we?
So, first you'll need to choose a background image. Here's a couple of different ones you may like.
The kraft house ornament opens from the back and there is a plastic "window" and a round kraft piece. Set the window aside, we're going to build our scene inside the round piece.
Cut apart your paper flowers and cover them with any clear drying glue, and completely cover them with glass glitter. The glass glitter gives the whole scene that frosty, enchanted feel.
I also covered my house and tiny deer in glass glitter. Now about the deer, my little deer were vintage and I found them a long time ago. I looked this year and could not find any, but you might check etsy if your heart is set on a deer. However, you could use anything here, a sweet little bisque doll, another woodland creature, or I saw some sweet little snowmen ornaments at Target that would work as well.
Using either The Ultimate glue or hot glue, adhere your paper flowers and deer to the bottom of the "box".
Set this aside to dry.
Now, to work on the house. I first painted the sides and back of the house in pale pink. I then covered the entire front of the house in flocked wallpaper. (I found my wallpaper on etsy from this lovely seller, but it does not appear she has any items for sale right now. You can check etsy for other sellers of flocked wallpaper, or check Target and Walmart for flocked wrapping paper, it works just as well. ) You'll want to use a strong adhesive when applying the wallpaper to your house. Cut a hole in the middle of the house and fold a bit of the wallpaper over to the inside and glue in place.
For the top of the house, I painted some book paper pink, cut some strips to make a roof line with scalloped scissors, and then glass glittered them. Glue those to the top of your house in the front.
Make a tiny wreath using either a bit of tinsel or a silver pipe cleaner found at any craft store in the holiday department. I added a couple more glittered flowers to the front as well.
Open the back of your house and reinsert the plastic window if you prefer...I usually prefer them w/out the window but that is totally up to you. Behind the window insert the round scene you have created and close the back of the house.
Tie a bit of ribbon to the top of your ornament and hang on your tree.
The houses measure about 6", and they easily stand on their own, so they could also be used as an addition to a holiday vignette if you prefer.
The possibilities are endless, and I can't wait to see if you create anything like this!
Again, the houses will be in the shop with our holiday update at the end of the week.
Tomorrow, I'll be back to share with you the schedule for our LPS holiday event!
PS, don't forget to sign up for the stocking swap. (see post below)