Finished the sample house poster for display at the party. I made 3 houses different ways – one coated with paper, one painted and one finished like gingerbread. I also made a little sample bag of windows and other embellishments to go around the house.
Today friends are over helping me with priming the houses and staining Christmas trees. I realize now that I need more little tiny trees.
Here are the instructions that I will post at the party, some of them are on the poster. I am going to put the poster on the first table where people pick out the pre-made house. I used Jingle Brads to adhere everything on the poster so I can use it later for another project.
1. Paint house first, let dry. Or you can cover the Village Dwelling, (little square house), the birdhouse, and the Village Brownstone (looks a bit like a church) with scrapbook paper cut to size.
2. Decorate with windows, doors, garlands, or other embellishments that actually go on the house – felt snow, chimneys, wreaths, or the paper porch.
3. Pick out the type base you want to use. Thick cardboard bases are for houses where you want a small LED light to fit in the bottom of the house (not for birdhouses). Thin bases work if you want the house to fit on in a small place or hang on the tree. They also are for the birdhouses.
4. The two options for bases are paint or cover your base with scrapbook paper. Cut the paper to size, glue on with Mod Podge.
5. Glue the house to the base with the hot glue gun so it will adhere faster.
6. Decorate the base with fences, fence posts, figures like the Santa or Snowman, ribbon around the edges, add trees if you want.
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