Our Family Photo House

By  Jill Cornell 

size: 12"x12"

  • Our Family Photo House
  • Closeup View of Pendents
  • Closeup View of Roof


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3. Hot glue rick rack along back edge of roof. Hot glue flower to roof peak; insert stick pins through back of flower.
  • 4. Apply rub-ons to front of roof and inside house "attic" as shown.
  • 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.
  • 6. Layer chipboard flowers with buttons, pearls, and twine; adhere with hot glue.
  • 7. Tie ribbon bow and adhere to top of photo with clear dot.
  • 8. Spray canvas pieces with Glimmer Mist; let dry. Adhere banner stickers to pennant pieces. Layer chipboard and brad for centerpiece.
  • 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.