Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mini Gingerbread House Christmas Decor!

Merry almost Christmas! I still have lots of ideas for Christmas projects I want to make but we'll see how many of them get completed. That always seems to be the pattern lol. I think I need to start in July. At any rate, here is a fun one. I built this little scene inside of a vintage nut dish I found thrifting somewhere. I've been staring at it sitting there for a few months now and this idea popped into my head. I wanted to try a more limited color palette so I went with kraft, white, red and green.

Lisa Hoel – gingerbread house Christmas decor scene #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory

The gingerbread house lifts off the base and you can fit a battery powered tea light underneath for a nice flicker effect. The house is made with the retired Tim Holtz Village Dwelling and Village Gingerbread dies. I also used two other retired die sets to create the cookie tree and mini gingerbread man for the landscape.

Lisa Hoel – gingerbread house Christmas decor scene #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #tim_holtz #sizzix #mymakingstory

I got the lollypop and other Christmas picks from Hobby Lobby I think. I used the balls to decorate the gold bottle brush trees. It pays to have a stash! It makes it easy when doing projects like this - I didn't even have to leave my house.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great rest of the week and have a chance to squeeze some creativity in. 

I am also entering this into the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog's current challenge, "Deck the Halls". It runs until Tuesday night so you have a chance to enter too.

Supplies used:


Tim Holtz Sizzix
Mini Christmas Things 662418 - retired
Fresh Baked 2, 663116 - retired
Village Dwelling 660992 
- retired
Village Gingerbread 661608 - retired

Ranger Rock Candy glitter
Glitter Duster tool
Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Glossy Accents
DecoArt Snow Tex
bottle brush trees - craft store
Christmas 'candy' picks - craft store

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  1. This is fabulous and festively magical! LOVE the wood base...looks like a peanut butter cup!

  2. How fun! I love the way you find things and transfer them into the most magical vignettes! I love the little gingerbread house and man. I'm sure this brings a lot of joy in your Christmas display! Thanks so much for sharing your decor with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog and Merry Christmas!

  3. Such an adorable festive scene Lisa. Those candy cane porch stays are such a fantastic idea and the little gingerbread man outside is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xx


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