SURPRISE BOX CHALLENGE
Today I am teaming up with our host, Terrie from Decorating and More with Tip plus several of our blogging buddies to do a Surprise Box Challenge. Rules: Take $10 to buy items that are challenging to make high end home decor. Required to use one item out of the box.
SURPRISE BOX ITEMS RECEIVED
My friend Emily received my name and she sent me the following items: A card board gingerbread house, several styrofoam trees, along with several wood pedestal and mini christmas ornaments.
DIY GINGERBREAD HOUSE
As soon as I saw the cardboard gingerbread house, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I already had a chalk pen on hand, so I decided to use the chalk pen as my “icing”. I knew I wanted to create a neutral pallete for Christmas decor in our camper.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE ROOF AND CHIMNEY
I just began drawing the “icing” with my chalk pen. For the roof, I used a scalloped design, then decided to fill it in. I also lined all of the edges of the roof with the chalk pen to help define the shape of the roof. I did the same for the chimney!
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WINDOWS
For the windows, I heavily used outlined each window then added scallops to the edges and dots around the windows as well.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DOOR
For the door, I heavily outlined the door, added an arch with a heart and dots. Above the door, I added more dots and a heart.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE TRIM
For the trim, I added scallops around the top with dots. I free handed everything but if you don’t feel comfortable with that, you could always lightly pencil in then go back with your chalk pen.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE BACK AND FLOOR
For the back of the gingerbread house and the floor, I just added scallops, then sort of filled them in, leaving a little of the card board coloring to show through. So easy and fun to do!
YARNS CHRISTMAS TREES
I definitely wanted to make some Christmas trees to go with our little gingerbread house! I decided to make some yarn Christmas trees, as I had the yarn on hand as well! First, I glued the styrofoam trees to the wood pedestal’s, then began adding a small amount of hot glue on the trees and wrapping yarn around twicce. I think they turned out so adorable! My youngest two daughters love playing with them!
I had a blast creating this little christmas scene for our camper Christmas decor!! I would love for ya’ll to see what my other blogging friends have come up with for our Surprise Box Challenge!!
I hope I have inspired ya’ll to create budget friendly Christmas decor for your home! I always look around my home to see what I can upcycle as well! You never know what you can create with something you already have in your home!! Hop on over to Tara’s blog to see what I sent her in her Surprise Box Challenge! Please check out my other friends to see what they’ve created for their homes with our Surprise Box Challenge!
Terrie – Decorate and More with Tip
Tammy – Patina and Paint
Tara – Stilettos and Shiplap
Jodi – The House House
Mariah – Worcester Run
Shae – Sweet Southern Grace
Shayna – Robinson Repurposing
Jessica – Jessica B Simmons
Emily – LeCultivateur
Dylan – Dylan Kade’s Blog