"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." ~ 1 John 4:9-12




Hey again - I wanted to share a tutorial I posted over at Pixels and Company's blog over the weekend. So if you missed it, here it is!

This is a  a VERY EASY and SUPER FUN project for you!  And I bet it's something your kids (or anyone) would have fun making. Start to finish is under 90 minutes and they supplies are pretty cheap!
What you’ll need…
  • Digital kit – I used Mye De Leon's kit,  Peppermint Winter
  • Scissors, craft knife, and/or a paper trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive, I used a glue pen and craft glue
  • Epsom salt
  • A big glass jar
  • Bottle brush or other decorative mini trees
  • Mini House template (found mine here @ Nicole Heady's blog)


1)   Open a document (8.5″x11″) impost your template and size it to you liking. Erase all the white, just leaving the black outline. My houses are about 2 inches tall, one is 2 1/2". Add your patterned papers on a layer under the template. I inverted my outlines to white, so they are barely visible over the pattern and won't show when I finish. Cut out your houses, score lightly on the fold lines with an craft knife... use a soft touch and don't pierce the paper.

2)   Fold the houses.

3)   Measure the roof and cut out those panels. Glue them down.

4)  Add a line of thick craft glue along the edge of the roof and add Epsom salt for a little "snow".

5)  Add your tree to the jar and enough Epsom salt to the bottom of the jar to hold the tree in place and then add your houses. You're all done!

Have an wonderful day,


DIANA L. said...

This is so cute What a great project and it would make a nice gift also. Have a great day

Lisa said...


Happy Dance said...

I can just imagine the faces of your little ones when they saw this! This is just so sweet, Arielle! And thank you so much for the tutorial as well. I just might have to try this. This is the BomB! Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

So sweet Arielle! I love the look of the Epsom salts as snow.


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