It's where I create a little winter street scene of miniature houses I've made (making one each year)..
The houses are intertwined with led lights (£2.50 for 40 in Primark!!! bargain!) and different types of ornamental trees - I like all the different sizes of houses...
This little house was made last year -crackleglazed with a corrugated roof, but unfortunately it was broken while in storage - but I think the broken antler give it character lol
This little house on a rickety stack of wood was made last year - I love the patina tones and the little stocking hung on the edge waiting to be filled..
This years house is a bit different - not a decorated/upcycled wood house - this one made from paper and is quite simple but really effective when it is dark in amongst all those lights...:
Here's how I made it..
I glued pages of paper to kraft card, for strength, and dried it - smoothing out any air bubbles. I drew a little sketch of how I wanted the house to look.
Stamped a panel of 'tiles' for the roof using the scallop border from JOFY13 (love that image!) - the top row is stamped scallop edge up - all other other rows are scallop down.
I cut the basic house shape out and left two straight panels either side - these will create the dimensional shape (stop the house falling over!). I drew windows and doors on the reverse and started cutting them out.
On the outside of the house I doodled windows and doors and cut inside the designs
When the room is dark and the light source only comes from the string of LED lights it looks like this:
Easy and inexpensive way to create lit decorations. Have a go yourselves - could be quite addictive I think!