I sprayed them white & then dolled them up w/ glitter, vintage wrapping paper & Christmas doo-dads. This one, I dusted w/ faux snow & trimmed out w/ mini-pompom fringe...hanging a chenille wreath over the front door. I created a Christmas diorama on the glittered cake pedestal I made...added a tiny Santa & sleigh, bottle brush trees & Rudolph.
I neglected to get a close-up of that one but here's Rudolph in front of it. I just brushed red polish on a baby deer's nose....isn't he cute?
The roof on this one is totally glittered but it doesn't show up in teh pic. I wish that I had also glittered the walls. The Santa boots & hats were intended as mini tree ornaments.... I just cut the hangers off & used them on teh house. The "frosty" branches I cut off a garland I no longer use. Sure am glad I hang onto everything! And check out the smoke coming out of the chimneys...it's just polyfill stuffing.
Instead of using vintage wrapping paper on the roof of this one, I covered it in that sparkly faux snow. I also swagged a chenille garland & made teeny, tiny metallic bows. I bought a whole herd of tiny reindeer awhile back & glittered one up to stand sentry at the front door.
Some of you may remember seeing the Halloween putz house I also made....it was featured in a previous Show n Tell post. You can see it here. I LOVE making these houses...I already have several more painted & ready to be decorated. I plan on doing one for Valentine's & several for Easter. And I want to make several more for next Christmas. This year, I'm being smart & packing up all my Christmas crafting supplies into one bin & keeping it in teh house. Having to wait until all the Christmas stuff is unpacked & put up to craft is a major hindrance....by then, the season is in full swing & I don't have time. I don't knwo why I haven't thought of it before. DUH!!!!
Also, several of you commented on the vintage battery case in my previous post. Isn't that cool? It was a $5 thrift find, several years ago. The only reason I know what it is, is because I saw one like it in a magazine. I always assumed it was for a car battery or something (hard to believe I'm married to a mechanic, huh? LOL) but recently learned that they were used for houses in rural areas (in the 20's & 30's) before electricity had been run out that far. They used several of them, kept them on racks & powered them w/ a gasoline generator. You learn something new every day!
Have a great weekend everybody! Stay warm....Texas normally has a very mild climate, even in January, but it's been down in the teens the past couple of days. BRRRRRRR!!! Wonder if my winter decorating had anything to do w/ bringing that on. ;o)