Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DIM – Do it Myself

Update: I just added a link from another blog. It is DIY day at A Soft Place to Land. Click on the links and check out the other DIY projects.

First of all I want to say, I am not a crafty person. Once in awhile I’ll run across something that interests me and I might try it. I’ve been wanting a Christmas village made from paper for several years. (I know, who wants a paper village?) Last year I found a couple of buildings at Cracker Barrel. I decided to make my own to add to my collection.

I bought buildings at Hobby Lobby that looked like this.


I added some color.


Then I added the important part……glitter. First the roof,


then the rest of the building, with a really fine sparkly glitter. (Martha Stewart brand; not that I’m partial to Martha, it’s what my mom had and it was FREE!) It’s hard to see in the pic, but it’s there.


Here are the homemade ones next to the store bought. A subtle difference, LOL. I had fun doing them.


You can buy several shapes and sizes of these houses at Hobby Lobby. I thought a cute idea would be to decorate one like a gingerbread house. You could keep it year after year.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, click on the Nester Tour of Homes button on the upper left. It will take you to a list of links that will take you to people’s homes all decorated for Christmas. Lots of beautiful decorations and great ideas.

Thanks for reading. I hope you leave a comment. Merry Christmas!!!!!!


Kelley said...

I really like those Becky. I can't tell the difference between the store bought and the ones you made. They all look great!

ps said...

Very pretty Becky!

Landon Parker said...

I am the opposite of crafty and artsy. Also, Hobby Lobby is on my top ten hated stores list. I just wanted to leave a comment though! Nice pics, you're getting good at that.

Mona said...

You crack me up! =) Way to be creative!

Jake said...

like the houses! your home is filled with christmas spirit!

Kay said...

I like these... they turned out really cute. : )

Dar said...

Adorable! Yes, Gingerbread style would be awesome! Good job and congrats on branching out to something different occasionally!

Karen said...

I just came over from another's blog and wanted to say I am enjoying reading your posts. I am so sorry about your son. I appreciate and was encouraged by your faith...

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

CUTE houses!

Merry Christmas to you too, my friend!