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WHERE TO FIND TOYS TO DIY INTO GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATIONS
- Your local Buy Nothing Group on Facebook
- Friends and Family
- Yard Sales
- “Mommy” Groups
- Neighborhood Groups
- And yes, on the side of the road sometimes!
You just never know where you will find an item…FREE!
SUPLLIES NEEDED FOR DOLLHOUSE TO GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKEOVERS
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- Cleaning Materials
- Premier brand Warm Caramel (Here is a similar color)
- Matte finish Spray Paint
- Fine Paint Brushes
- White Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge Mat Finish
- And other items you wish to decorate with i.e., lights, wreaths, trees, etc.
Note – If you don’t want to have your project quite as detailed a white paint pen would work really well here AND, don’t be afraid to use what you have on hand if you don’t want to purchase new items. Use that brown spray paint you have from another project and test that out.
HOW TO MAKE DIY GININGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATIONS
- Clean toy with any cleaning product that you prefer and let dry.
- Take the Premier brand Warm Caramel shake and spray in matte finish to base the houses in.
- Using plain old white acrylic, you can buy at the Dollar store or craft stores, paint the lines however you choose on your gingerbread house (toy). This is really time to get creative. Don’t know where to paint? Pull up an image and use that as a starting point.
- Once they are finished, coat to seal the paint from scratches or accidents with mod podge in the matte finish.
Allison’s creations are very detailed, as you can see. She puts a lot of time into them, but you can make yours as simple or elaborate as you like/have time for.
For Allison, she freehand paints all her creations with no stencils or stamps. She states:
“There’s nothing fancy or pricey about my production of these and that’s what I love about them. On average each house or toy I’ve done so far take approximately 25-35 hours to complete.I absolutely love spending my evenings relaxing and painting. It’s been a fantastic creative outlet as fall to winter creeps our way. Each one is unique and have their own special moments. For example, the fire-hall sold to a woman whose son and grandson are firemen. It has their hall numbers on the lights, and ” easter-eggs” in the details of firemen symbols. A dalmatian, firemen’s hat, ladder, fire hydrant all hidden among the beautiful swirls. It makes you look all over the piece to find them.”
OTHER UPCYCLE PROJECTS
- 21 Fun DIY Christmas Ornaments And Crafts Made With Toilet Paper Rolls
- Decorative Painted Farmhouse Christmas Books
- Glass Gloce Christmas Tree