Create this sweet little Christmas house from paper and cardstock to add some holiday cheer to your decor.
Little houses are really fun to make during the holidays. It’s kind of like making gingerbread houses, but out of paper. I prefer paper houses to gingerbread ones and so does my waistline!
This little house is the from the same cut files that I made the Little Halloween House back in October. This time I used the smaller house and added wintery touches.
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Little Christmas House Instructions
I started out by using my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut out all the pieces. I used the 3D Brick embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine to add some brick texture to the sides of the house. To make the paper shimmer, I used my finger and rubbed a bit of Glacier Paste all over the paper. I did the same with the cut outs for the chimney.
For the roof, I embossed it with a folder called Star Fall. It kind of reminds me of a vintage textured metal. Once embossed, I brushed on glue and added the Rock Candy glitter. The portico is also embossed and glittered, but it’s harder to see the embossing. Once the glitter and glue was dry, I added the Stickles with the little stars to the roof and portico.
The house is assembled with glue. While that was drying, I spread the molding paste all over the base (an upside down painted box lid.) The molding paste spreads like frosting and was a fun task to give to my daughter. I laid the micro lights in the “snow” and then covered the whole thing in mica flakes and a bit of the Rock Candy glitter.
The little deer were glittered in the Rock Candy glitter as well. To make the trees, I started with the white watercolor paper and sprayed them with the Distress Oxide sprays in Rustic Wilderness and Speckled Egg. Then I added a bit of water droplets to the paper. (The technique is the same as I used for my planner cover HERE.)
After the watercolor paper was dry, I die cut the little trees and then added the Glacier Paste to them. To add the trees, I dabbed little glue to the top and stuck that part to the roof, and the bottom into the “snow” on the ground. I took a bit of the unpainted watercolor paper and die cut the “merry & bright” which fit perfectly on the side of the house. I added some Stickles with the gold stars to it.
Lastly, I put a tiny bit of wool roving to the chimney, so although it’s cold outside the house, it’s toasty on the inside!