Have you finished preparing for the Christmas festivities? I will admit, I still have quite a bit on my list to complete. However, I did find time for one last Christmas craft. My favorite time of year is here, and I love simply playing with Christmas paper. I love creating homemade tags, and simple home decor projects. Today, I have a set of three tiny wood houses all decorated with Lost & Found Christmas.
Last summer, I found these wood houses while in San Diego. After seeing images on Pinterest (via Melissa Phillips), I was reminded that I had something similar, tucked away. I was inspired to decorate mine with paper, and a little glitter.
These tiny wood houses measure about three inches, by two and half inches. So small, and perfect for adding a bit of holiday magic to your home. I have mine nestled on a cake plate, and are a part of the kitchen holiday decor. I covered them first with an antique white acrylic paint, and then used several papers from the Lost & Found Christmas. This collection has a vintage color palette, and added such a lovely charm to them.
Here is a peek at the houses individually:
I covered the outside with the music paper found in the 6x6 paper pad. I inked all the edges with a vintage brown ink. On top of this block I used an ornate chipboard frame, and nestled the Santa embellishement on top. The Santa Chipboard is found on the Glittered Accessory Chipboard Sheet. You will also find the cute banner chipboard element on there, too.
Here I used the Glittered Trees paper to cover this block. I added a few star elements, such as the star pin, and the gold glittered star. I finished this tiny house with a burgandy crinkled ribbon, and a brad from the Lost & Found Christmas Decorative Brads package.
On this final house, I added more of the glittered tinsel paper, and used a banner tag from the accessory sheet to wrap around the bottom. The tree nestled in the circle is also from the accessory sheet, and I simply cut the tree away from the tag. The Be Merry banner strip is also from the decorative brad package.
A peek at the side of the houses that I covered with spray adhesive, and sprinkled with snow glitter. What is Christmas without a bit of snow?
I hope you can find the time for that last Christmas craft, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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