Saturday, 12 October 2013

Advent house

One of the joys of working at Hobbycraft is that you see stuff before everyone else, and when this little beauty arrived it didn't stand a chance of getting to the shelves!

Made from MDF it was calling out for a makeover, and thats just what I did. I love blue and white at Christmas, I never seem to be able to decorate my house in those colours, but these home decor type items are perfect.

I chose some lovely papers from Capture the Magic in Soham, such a great shop! And used stickles white lace to give a snow effect, bit of tea dye around the edges of the paper, and after 2 good coats of acrylic in blue and then white the edges were sanded back to distress it a bit.

The drawer fronts were cut on my cameo, with a little heart cut out of the middle so the bead didn't need to be taken off. I am rather pleased with my house, and for £15 at Hobbycraft its a steal!!

Thanks for stopping by xxxx


  1. This is gorgeous, what a fabulous project for Christmas, I wonder what will go into each of those little drawers.

  2. This is just so cute and such a wonderful project! I love the fab frosty feel and the teeny heart cut outs :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  3. Just got my house, thanks for the inspiration, have started working on it tonight. To make it even better Hobby craft had a 3 for 2 on so I was able to get a couple of lovely paper pads by first edition to go with it. The one is called Christmas village and I think i will use on the house. Am even going to have a go at distressing ( first time) so feeling very brave. Hope it turns out as nice as yours. Regards Maria