Monday, December 4, 2017

Make a festive gingerbread garland

Don't you just love cosy? Nothing sings Christmas joy more than a cosy corner
with warm gingerbread and cocoa, and garlands of pine. 

So I made all this today!
And you can, too.
No baking necessary.

You'll be using my Build a House crafting die from Spellbinders Paper Arts. It's a jiffy way to cut out all the pieces you need to make this darling gingerbread cottage.

Simply use the die pieces to cut out all the pieces for your house. Then use a white pen (I love the UniBall white Signo pens!) Decorate to your heart's content, then glue the little houses together as shown on the package. 

You'll want to use tracing paper or vellum behind the windows and doors to allow for the light to shine through. Cut an X in the roof or floor of your little houses so you'll be able to tuck a twinkle light in through the hole.

Now hang a pine garland on a window or wall and wrap it with twinkle lights. 
You can purchase the garland, or do as I did and gather a variety of fresh evergreens, berries, holly and other greenery and tie and wrap it together into a long garland. Stick the houses on by pushing a twinkle light in through the X hole you made earlier.

I decided to use paper scraps, glitter and some ribbon to spell out Merry Christmas as a finishing touch but you can do whatever works for your home, using whatever you have on hand.

Doesn't it look wonderful?  Turn up the Christmas music and celebrate!
And now for two happy giveaways to make it even sweeter.

Wouldn't you love to win a $50 gift certificate for this and other crafty dies? Spellbinders Paper Arts is giving 5 gift certificates away! Just leave a comment on theSpellbinders blog by Sunday, December 10 11:59PM EDT for a chance to win. Winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog on December 11.

I'll also be giving away a $25 gift certificate to spend on Spellbinders crafting dies and stamps! Just comment below, and I'll announce the winner on December 11. Doesn't that sound wonderful?

Now time to make yourself a cocoa and pop over to the next blog on our Spellbinders Holiday Blog hop... Click here for more inspiration.