Miss Heidi's blog and knew I needed one. Now. I'm loving the whole glittery cake on a plate thing.
When I was Hobby Lobby for the 66% off discount, I found a box and a house for little to nothing. I had a plain box in my cart from the back of the store, but then I spotted one with embossed reindeer running around the side for 66% off in the Christmas section. Once I painted it and glittered it, you can't even see the reindeer at all. So, that saved me from spending $3.99 and only spending $1.33 (Thanks Queen of Fifty Cents for pointing out that 66% off is merely 1/3 of Retail. Doh!). The little house was $1.99, so I paid 66¢ for it.
It's not as fru-fru as Miss Heidi's, but I will take care of that next year. I will have my eyes peeled for tinsel garland an pompom fringe to bedeck and bedazzle it a bit more.
I think the door needs a little sumpin'-sumpin' too, but not sure what. Maybe a little sign with some color. Anyway, it's made so next year I will have it and be able to doctor it up a bit and not try to remember to make it in it's entirety. Notice the little toadstools I added for some color. Toadstools seem to be all the rage right now.
I've shown these in the past, but it's worth another mention to all the toadstool lovers out there. I saw these in Family Fun Magazine about five or six years ago. They are super easy to make and look so cute in the yard. I found the metal mixing bowls at Deals for $1.00 each, but if you keep your eyes open, you can find them at yard sales and the thrifts.
All you do is spray paint metal mixing bowls red, then add the white polka dots for the toadstool look. Then screw the metal bowls onto a piece of stump. They are heavy enough that they sit up on their own, but you could drive them into the ground with a stake in the bottom. In the magazine they had made HUGE ones out of industrial sized bowls and massive stumps. They had little kids sitting on them and it was so freakin' cute! This is an older photo of them. Now they are along the fence with a little gnome dude sitting under them. I loves 'em!