Our Family Photo House

Materials

  • Hobby Lobby Wooden House Shadow Box
  • Lily Bee Design Catching Fall Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Lily Bee Design Catching Fall Collection Embellishments: Chipboard Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, Rub-Ons
  • Pewter craft wire, 24-gauge
  • Crystal stick pins
  • Brown vintage buttons
  • Cream adhesive pearls
  • BasicGrey Pyrus Glazed Brad
  • Maya Road Light Brown Medallion Flower
  • Maya Road Mini Triangle Banner Canvas Pieces
  • Trims: cream chenille jumbo rick rack, brown velvet ribbon, brown/white twine
  • Family photo

Tools

  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Acrylic paints: cream, brown
  • Crackle medium
  • Spray varnish
  • Brown ink pad
  • Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Brownstone Glitter
  • Adhesives: paper glue, thick craft glue, hot glue gun and glue sticks, clear dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, wire cutters, ruler, pencil, newspapers, paintbrush, foam brush

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint roof of house brown; let dry. Follow directions to apply crackle medium; let dry. Apply cream paint over crackle finish. Paint rest of house cream, allowing some wood to show through.

STEP 2

  • Adhere buttons to roof with liquid glue; let dry. Brush tops of buttons with paper glue and sprinkle with glitter; let dry. Seal glitter with spray varnish; let dry.

STEP 3

  • Hot glue rick rack along back edge of roof. Hot glue flower to roof peak; insert stick pins through back of flower.

STEP 4

  • Apply rub-ons to front of roof and inside house “attic” as shown.

STEP 5

  • Cut paper pieces to fit house sides and inner compartments; ink edges brown. Adhere paper pieces, photo, and die-cut shapes to house as shown.

STEP 6

  • Layer chipboard flowers with buttons, pearls, and twine; adhere with hot glue.

STEP 7

  • Tie ribbon bow and adhere to top of photo with clear dot.

STEP 8

  • Spray canvas pieces with Glimmer Mist; let dry. Adhere banner stickers to pennant pieces. Layer chipboard and brad for centerpiece.

STEP 9

  • String banner pieces onto wire length; curl ends around a paintbrush handle. Hot glue wire across front of house as shown.

Tip

  • 1. Use clear spray varnish to set glittered surfaces without dulling the sparkle.
by Jill Cornell
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