Hello friends! A week ago we made a real gingerbread house at home, and now it is time for a more durable paper version in this Sizzix tutorial. The fun thing with making gingerbread houses is that you can go a crazy with rhinestones and pearls, and it is a great way to use up colours where you only have a few left.
Tim Holtz Village Dwelling die is so versatile and can be turned into many different kinds of houses. I was planning to make a gingerbread house with it ever since I got the die. For other examples using the Village Dwelling die, check out my Winter Church and Autumn House tutorials. You could easily turn this house into a winter house, by using other colours. These houses also make a great holiday activity for children, as you will see at the end of this post.
Let's have a closer look at Anton's house. Children have such imagination, they will use the products in ways you might not have guessed. Anton used the snow for the roof as snow on the ground instead (giving me the idea to add felt as snow on the base of my house too). He also pushed open the door, so that you can walk inside. The roof was decorated in a symmetrical way and the tinsel glued on top.
The houses have doormats made from burlap, and an inhabitant that I found in my stash. There is another Santa resting inside the house.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will have time for some crafting this Christmas.
Mica: US ArtQuest