Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Dollar Store Christmas House

I've always wanted a to make a giant gingerbread house. I don't have an oven big enough to accommodate such a task, so I decided to build a giant Christmas house from foam board that I bought from the Dollar Store.


 I cut four 15 inch squares and glued them together to make the front, back and sides.

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 With the assistance of  my husband I made two 19x10 inch triangles, notched them and glued them to the sides to hold up the roof.


We cut two rectangles about 17x18 to make the front and back of the roof  and glued them to the triangles.



After the glue dried I I added water to Spackle to give it a thick paint like consistency and mixed in white paint. I painted it all over the house,glittered the roof and spackled all of the seams. To give it a whimsical appearance I added vellum to the windows and drew in crooked window panes. The lacey trim is made from  fancy cupcake holders that I cut apart. I had everything except the foam board and we ended up using four. My giant whimsical house cost me four bucks! I've included a few sneak peeks of my tree and vignette. I'll share more when everything is done. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be joining these great linkups this week,


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30 comments:

  1. It's amazing! It looks like it's made of fondant! Dripping icing! Love it!

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  2. so cute, and winter wonderlandish.

    be blessed
    barb

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  3. So adorable! Does it replicate your house?! That is so very cool,I love the snowy look!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  4. Karen- THAT is DARLING! I love it- it makes me think of magical white houses that have been through a winter's storm. You did a wonderful job...it is very sweet- xo Diana

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  5. That little house is just adorable and looks so nice next to that gorgeous tree!

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  6. What a fabulous idea! Your house is so beautiful! I love how you made the roof, especially with the little bird on top. All of your lovely decorations blend in so well. Can't wait for the total reveal!

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  7. Very clever, Karen! It looks so pretty all in white, too.

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  8. I love it so much. I always like making little gingerbread houses but here in Miami, they attract ants!!!! We always end up pitching them quickly. I'm going to see if my kids want to try this during Christmas break. It is so cute.

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  9. Gorgeous & thrifty?! You are amazing! Love it.

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  10. WOW ! Amazingly beautiful.From the photo I would have never guest this was from dollar store foam board.Wonderful.Thank You for dropping by.Denise

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  11. WOW ! Wonderful Christmas project.So beautiful-Denise

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  12. Love love your lil house...now you have me thinking! So beautiful!

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  13. This is adorable!! I had to pin it and G+ it. you have created such a cute little original house. It is just charming!
    Sherry

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  14. That is so cute! What a wonderful house. I will have to try the spackle idea.

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  15. I love your adorable Christmas house Karen.

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  16. Your house looks good enough to eat! Very clever and artistic use of foam board, and now I want to make one for myself! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

    Visiting from WOW.

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  17. Very Nice, I am Luvin the Tree !

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  18. Absolutely love your Christmas creativity. The Christmas house is wonderful and your tree is outstanding. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  19. I just saw your feature in Southern Guide to Life - beautiful!

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  20. I love it! So very clever and creative of you.

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  21. Ciao Karen, i tuoi lavori sono sempre stupendi e sicuramente copierò qualcosa .
    Buon Natale
    Carla
    Italia.

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  22. Gorgeous! You have beautiful blog Karen! I'm glad to found you! I'm following...

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  23. Love your foam board gingerbread house. The dollar store is just the best. Your tree is beautiful with the doves!

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  24. WOW...it looks so gorgeous. Need you at my house to help decorate!!

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  25. Seriously Karen, this is gorgeous. You are so creative. I love all your white decor.

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