Happy Holidays Festive House

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Another cute decoration that was fun to alter!

Happy Holidays Festive House:

Happy Holidays Festive House

I love this so much that I’m going to make a few for gifts, as well as keeping this one for myself!

You can see the layers quite well, but here’s what I did in case you’d like more details…

Step 1: Start with a blank house. Mine was a flat wooden birdhouse ornament I picket up in the sales somewhere, it measures approx 5 x 7″. I haven’t been able to find them online, but I think THESE ONES from Tando Creative would look just as cute, they are a bit smaller but that would be okay!


Step 2: Give it a coat of white acrylic paint all over, or two coats of white Gesso:


Step 3: Paint the roof with a mint-blue acrylic paint. Mix some of the same paint with some modelling paste, and use a polka-dot stencil to scrape it onto the bottom of the house:


Step 4: Hot-glue some beaded trim around the edge of the roof. Heat emboss two stamped stars with gold glitter embossing powder:


Then just add a couple of chipboard pieces (mine are from My Mind’s Eye 12 Days Of Christmas), a wood veneer, and a couple of gems on top! Hang it somewhere to look pretty!

Be Inspired:

Create/decorate a festive house – on its own or as an embellishment for a page or card

Add a bit of beaded trim

Try a bit of stencilling on your next project

See you soon, Jennifer x

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  • Bethany Hardy

    So cute! I would so live there.

    November 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm
  • And don’t forget to sign and date the back. Very pretty.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  • at the NEC they had some fantastic MDF sadly I wasn’t looking for little houses then but will save this idea for another time thank you

    November 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm
  • Annie

    How pretty! and lovely idea to give them away as presents 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm
  • Becky

    Very cute!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Very cute.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    Cute! I love it!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm
  • Dawn

    Great idea!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  • Brenda W

    Like this a lot, particularly the addition of mint-blue, it adds an icy feel.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  • So sweet x

    November 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Lovely idea!!! Always wonder what I can do when I see things like this!!! Great idea to give as pressies!!!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    So cute! Great for gift tags or ornaments!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • This is so cute…..and you’re right….they would make lovely little gifts.

    November 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm
  • This really is charming – the house could be smaller cut out of cardstock for gift tags!

    November 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm
  • Janis in ID

    The house is really cute! I have a lot of that beaded trim and never know what to do with it.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 11, 2013 at 12:14 am
  • Adorable lil house. I love the colors.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:10 am
  • What a cute idea and it would make a nice tag too

    November 11, 2013 at 1:11 am
  • Frances

    This little house makes me feel so happy. Thanks for the holiday cheer!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:42 am
  • jengd

    Cute idea and so simple and easy to get a hold of and do! Thanks for the idea!

    November 11, 2013 at 4:12 am
  • Margie

    Such a sweet little ornament or gift topper!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  • Fabulous 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm
  • I love the look of this! Will keep my eyes open for something similar. Loving your use of the old MME chipboard pieces – they are fab!

    November 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  • Lisa H

    i especially love the mint green polka dots.

    November 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • wow….how gorgeous is this little house!! I want one 🙂 x

    November 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm
  • Debbie

    Cute little house

    November 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm
  • What a fabulous gift idea!

    November 12, 2013 at 6:07 am

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