Nothing inspires us to get crafting quite like Christmas. It is a great time to make decorations, gifts, and spend time baking. We don’t really care for all the mass produced Christmas decorations, and it is fun to make you own to suit your holiday theme. This year we are having a Winter Wonderland theme and using lots of pink, aqua, lilac and mint. We are loving the softer palette this year – makes a nice change from our usual red.
We spotted these sweet 3D House Christmas House Ornaments over on the Silhouette Design Store. Sized at 2 x 2 x 3 inches, they are designed as Christmas tree ornaments. They are the perfect size to hold two Lindt chocolates (love the new cookies and cream variety!).
We cut them from textured card using our Silhouette Portrait machine, and then assembled them using glue tape.
We added a small star brad as the door handle, and added a small rhinestone to the wreath for some added sparkle. They were very quick to make and will be perfect hanging on our tree and adding them to little gifts this year. They would also be a nice addition to each place setting on our Christmas table. You could also add a battery operated tea light to the house and make an illuminated village. So many possibilities ….
If you are not familiar with Silhouette Portrait, it is a small table top digital cutting machine. You connect it up to your computer, download the software, and then can cut images that are in the library or design your own images to cut. The machine even scores the folding lines which make items very easy to assemble. It is a very easy machine to operate. In addition to cutting paper and card, you can also use the Silhouette to cut vinyl and fabric.
You can purchase images from the Silhouette Design store. If you search for Christmas there are loads of designs available. We particularly love all the 3 D designs which are great as little gift boxes, ornaments etc.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Silhouette America for providing us with a Silhouette Portrait to use in the Christmas House Ornament project. All opinions are our own.