We are moving right along to Day 8! and are only 16 days away from Christmas. Time flies when we are having so much fun. I’m certainly ready for it and am bursting at the seams!
I’ve always wanted to have a mantel to decorate, especially during Christmas time. However I have the next best thing. . . a small table in my hallway which suits perfectly for all the seasons from Christmas to Easter and even Labor Day. Yep I do decorate for Labor Day! I luv decorating so any holiday serves as an excellent excuse for me to get busy. If you don’t have the space and have a coffee table that will work perfectly.
Today Jackie is going to show how you can take any ordinary table and turn it into a stunning Christmas village to fit anywhere in your house. The best part is all you need is a few sheets of Core’dination cardstock, a Cricut, some extreme adhesive, and glue dots.
Do you remember the Christmas balls Maggie made with mop n glo? will share with you how they are used on my mirror.
Welcome to day 8!
Hello, I’m Jackie Natal and am very excited to be here with you again. I'm going to share with you a Christmas village. Growing up I would spend hours sitting in front of the Christmas tree playing with our village. I can’t begin to count the amount of times my children in turn have spent playing and breaking them :0) Today I look forward to hearing from you about your own tradition!
Depending on the amount of houses you will be making, you will need at least 2 sheets of paper per house.
Isn’t it pretty with all the people on the street, we even have driveways for the house, and below to the right of the house, we have raccoons in the garbage can.
- 12x24 white cardstock Provo Craft has the black and white packs you can get at Hobby Lobby.
- Provo craft Winter Woodland cartridge
- blue card stock from Core’dination
- House # 1 page 75 cut @ 10 1/2 with white card stock
- House # 2 page 76 cut at 8 1/2 with white card stock the roof use blue card stock
- House # 3 page 77 cut at 7" with white card stock the roof use blue card stock
- House # 4 page 79 cut at 10" with white card stock the roof use blue card stock
- House # 5 page 80 cut at 9" with white card stock the roof use blue card stock
There are no need to cut the inside of the house to cover the windows, just cut pieces of card stock to cover the inside of the windows. This tip will save you a lot of paper.
- After assembling the houses and adhering the coverings for the windows, create tiny wreaths, and other embellishments from Christmas Cheer Cartridge, Joys of the Season Cartridge, Winter Woodland Cartridge.
- If time is of the essence purchase premade embellishments.
- add snow to the roof, Then the fun begins by adding family heirlooms to create a perfect Christmas village, your kids and family alike will adore.
- 10" paper Mache cone.
- glue gun,glue sticks
- cut ribbon 4" fold in half to make a 2" loop
- starting from the bottom of the cone you glue the ribbons until you reach the top. Add star and other embellishments once you have it on where you want on the village.
I hope I have inspired you to create your own family tradition with the Christmas village.
- Silk Poinsettia, garland, Christmas picks
- Christmas strings, Wreath
- Birds, bells
- 2 Stockings
- 1/8 of a yard of fabrics, clear threads
- Cropadile, eyelets
- Drape the garland over the mirror and let the center drape a bit onto the mirror to cover the hanger for the wreath.
- Add the springs to the garland, then add the picks, add ornaments.
- Add the wreath to the center with a wreath hanger.
- Add the ornaments we created on Day 2 to the wreath.
- Special thanks to my friend Carol for creating a small template :)
- Cut 4 bunting use clear thread to sew both bunting onto one to make it sturdy
- Cut 2 bunting in a coordinating colour repeat the step above
- Use the Cropadile, add eyelets to the end of the bunting, thread the bunting with Twine, sew to the bottom of the fold of the stocking
- Add ribbon to the bottom of the fold of the stocking, add ric-rac
- Add Christmas embellishments rhinestone.
- Cut 6 circles 4 inches each from fabric, paper, cardstock or felt what ever you want to use
- Create a ribbon loop for hanging
- Glue gun, and sticks
- Layer all the circles, insert the loop after the 3rd layer
- Pinch the center of the first layer with glue
- Pinch the second layer to the top section of the glued first layer, then the bottom layer
- Repeat the process until everything has been punch and glue to look like a honeycomb.
DAY 1 – Advent Wreath
DAY 2 – Ornaments
DAY 3 – Calendars
DAY 4 – Treats
DAY 5 – Baby gifts and brag book
DAY 6 – Gift Tags
DAY 7 –Wish List
Don’t forget the two $25.00 gift certificate for the blog hop.
Be sure to visit us again tomorrow as we reveal more fun ideas!
Have a fabulous day,
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