and we still haven't done a single turkey, tree or pie craft.
Or packed for our trip to the inlaws' either.
But Kate wanted to paint today.
And I'd just seen a whole Christmas village of similar miniature houses on someone's blog which I can't remember, but that I'd wanted to make.
So we made some action-figure-sized cylindrical houses on circular bases:
White corrugated cardboard is hard to come by,
so we save ours for painting projects.
When the roofs and houses were dry, we hot-glued them together.
along with stacks of buttons for door knobs.
Here's mine - boring and traditional, and looking suspiciously like another toadstool house,
except with a garden.
Jenna's - with snow-splattered siding
Emily's - minimalist rainbow
Kate's - batik.
Tonight, when the paint is dry, we're going to install lighting (leftover glow-bracelets from Halloween) and let the Prettyrellas -Kate's small beloved plastic Disney princesses - move in. And then maybe I'll finally get some packing done.
P.S. Of course there's no pattern- it's the day before Thanksgiving!!!!!!
The walls are a rectangle about 19" x 6".
The base is a circle about 7" wide.
The roof is a circle about 9-10" wide with a segment cut out.