Monday, December 7, 2015

Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit: Christmas House

Hello to you on this Monday morning! It's Jana Eubank here. This week on the blog the design team will be sharing home decor projects with you using the Mistletoe & Holly kits. I can't wait to see what everyone has made!

As I was trying to decide what to make for my project this week, I noticed that I had an empty spot on an end table in our family room that needed a little holiday cheer. I was also looking for a reason to use the wonderful Tim Holtz trim that came in the kit ... so, I decided to create a little Christmas house.

The cut file I used is from the Winter Chill set by SVG Cuts. I love this cut file, because it included icicles hanging from the roof and snow in the windows. How cute!

I used the boxwood trim to create little wreaths for the door and windows ... aren't they just perfect?! I loved that I could customize them and make them any size I needed for the different parts of the house. I added a gold Shimelle bow above the wreath on the bay window and a lime green enamel bow to the wreath on the door.

I wanted the porch to have a dark green roof, so I used my Cameo machine to cut out several scalloped border strips. Next, I added them to the house one-by-one trimming the strips to fit the odd angle of the roofline. It turned out pretty good ... better than I expected!

My house felt little lonely and bare so I decided to give it some landscaping, I handcut the snowy sidewalk from white cardstock and then used a Silhouette cut file to create the dimensional trees.

Tonight I will put a few battery-powered votive candles inside to illuminate it. The light will look so cute shining through the frosty vellum windows! 

Do you have any home decor projects planned for Christmas?


Michelle said...

This is amazing! I love this so much!

Donna said...

this is just so, so precious. Love it a lot.