It's time for Part 2 of my Gingerbread House series and here I'm going to show you the house when it's all decorated, embellished and filled with fabulous Christmas embellishments from ItsyBitsy. To see Part 1, click here.
The first thing I did was to make this fabulous little fence around my Gingerbread House. I found this fabulous fence embellishment at the ItsyBitsy store. It was pink or purple. I used some white paint to white wash the fence all around the house and I literally felt like Tom Sawyer, the job was endless and I had no friends to manipulate into doing it for me!
Then I filled the windows with some fantastic Christmas embellishments from ItsyBitsy. If you haven't seen these, you're really missing out. I mean they are just adorable!! So many different designs and varieties, great for cards, tags or Gingerbread Houses. To see some tags I made with these last year, click here.
Each window is filled with a different embellishment so that each day as my son opens the window as he countdowns to Christmas, he will get a new surprise. It's actually going really well. Every day he jumps out of bed to run to the Gingerbread House and open the day's window!
As a final touch I added some Christmas craft in the garden of the Gingerbead house. The base layer is a green jute sheet to depict grass. I scattered some white foam spots all over the 'garden' to make it look like fallen snow. I also made a cute little snowman out of thermocol balls and a 3D Christmas tree on the corners.
I am really quite delighted with this project. I was a huge success with my kids and it's always a pleasure to craft with the little ones. Their glee and delight makes it all SO worth it!
Are you crafting for Christmas? Would love to see your work. Leave a comment and let me know and I'll be sure to stop by!