I have been working on some little Christmas hanging decs these past couple of weeks, and thought i would share one with you.
Obviously this one is typical of a Christmas dec.......the others i have made have dolls heads in them and even a clown was used! But child number one insisted it was in bad taste to post it here in light of the news lately. Can't say i agree 100%!
I used one of the tall houses, gluing it together as usual but leaving the front off. I gave the entire thing two coats of white paint. Once dried, i gave the outer wall a coat of crackle glaze and rubbed silver paint into the cracks when it had dried.
The inside of the house was also given the crackle treatment.....whilst it was still wet, i chucked a load of dimensional balls into the box, large and small.
I used silver paint to dab over the surface of the balls, and then spritzed some silver shimmery gloss spray directly into the house. I love the texture the different size balls give the box.
Next....came out the soldering iron. I covered all joins with tape and soldered over the top. I deliberately kept the soldering bumpy rather than going for a smooth look.......thought it gave the house even more texture.
The little bottle brush tree was originally white. Using my finger, i covered it with a green wax and glued it in place.
The final layer of texture was the roof, which i covered with small tinsel bits.
To hang the house, i soldered a small jump ring to the roof and added a piece of chain.
A link to a my fellow team member Claudia's blog popped up in my newsfeed the other day.....and i popped over to have a looky. Great minds think alike......and she has been making christmas decs using the little house as well! You can hop over and have a gander here at her lovely vintage hanging dec.
Thanks for reading!
Block style house kit.