Thursday, December 19, 2013

Little snow house and an ornament to share!

Hey Friends-
It's been a while. Things have been busy in the Fennell household and I have been getting ready for the holidays of course! My shopping is finished, cookies are made and the house is decorated. So next week-I will be able to relax and spend some time at my table crafting-yay!

Tonight, I am hosting the Live with Prima show. I am altering a sweet little paper mache house with paint, paper, glitter and other goodies. Join me here to see the live show or the recorded version after it has aired. This little project is a fun, easy-last minute gift to create in time for the holidays. i also think it would be sweet to leave it displayed for some of the winter months too.

The little paper mache houses can be found at Hobby Lobby. They have a few sizes to choose from and this is the smallest one they have. I just love seeing the Putz houses all over Pinterest and they inspired me to create this project. If you don't happen to have a Hobby Lobby near by-no worries! There are several templates all over the internet, so you can create your own. You can use cardboard or cereal boxes to use as your base. Check out this blog: Cart Before the Horse She has an adorable template for the little houses she made.

Here is the show info along with everything you need to recreate this house:

Little Snow House with Cari Fennell
Thursday December 19th at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET

This little house is the ideal project if you are looking for a last minute gift idea. Not to mention how sweet it would look as part of your d├ęcor through winter months, long after the holidays are over. It can hold any number of gifts inside, or it can be used as a luminary with battery-operated candles. It provides so many possibilities and, best of all, it’s so fun to create!

Prima Products:
891756-Chalk Edger-Pastel Peach
557157-Tivona Rose
(2)-890735-Shabby Chic Resin-Windows
551506-SIIC 18 pc
571689-Lil Missy
844080-Songbird-Title It or any pretty light teal paper you have :)

Extra Materials:
Paper Mache House-Hobby Lobby
Tan Paint
Crystal Glitter
Mini Deer-Michaels-Art Minds Mini Embellishments
Glue-Mod Podge, Fabri Tac


I am also sharing a sweet little ornament that I created using some of my Prima stash and fun finds. I just love Anna's Mechanicals to use for all kinds of altered projects! Her large bottle cap was the perfect base for my ornament.  

I used a circle punch and some teal paper to cover the inside of the bottle cap-about 2in. punch worked with the largest cap in the pack. Then I colored the bottle trees with Prima chalk edgers to add a tint of color to the white trees. Then I pressed the back of the trees flat and glued them to the background. A small one and a medium one. 

Then I used modge podge at the bottom and sprinkled with some "snow". Then I glued the little deer between the trees and added a ribbon. Thats it! So easy and fun to create. 

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...
xoxo Cari
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