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The Joys of January // Looking Ahead, Issue 1 (VII)

 It's 2018!

*inhales happily* A year of fresh starts. 2017 was pretty good - two new additions to our family, Mia and Kit!
I know this is a 'Looking Ahead', but I want to look back over 2017 briefly and choose my favorite post from each month!

January - The Ice Princess Probably one of my favorite photoshoots EVER.
February - I STILL Love AG And I'm Proud of That
Wow. This one got a LOT of views... and went pretty crazy.
March - Spending a Day in Space
 I loved making this: the foil and improvised spacesuit, the moonsand, the foil landing pad.... the flag... EVERYTHING WAS SO FUN!
April - 6 Tips on How to Be a Doll Celebrity XD XD This one was one of my pet projects. It's like, a sarcastic poke of fun at celebrity stuff.... May - Mia and Star Another photoshoot. How original... June - Adventure in the Attic
This was so much fun to do - it took like, two hours in 100+ degree summer attic weather. *swelters at thought* But it was TOTALLY worth it. :) July - Triple…

The Christmas Craft Collab: No. 4, Gingerbread Galore!

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I'm warning you in advance. This adorable dreamland candy house... tastes nasty.
 
I'm kidding, guys. XD Well, not really. It's not meant to be eaten, so yes, it's nasty. But seriously, this is SUCH a fun, fun, fun project! The real warning? It might take a bit of time. BUT DON'T BRUSH IT OFF.
 
However, before you launch into this with me, head over to Delightful World of Dolls and check out those awesome golden coins! (In case you were wondering, each week has a theme. You might have figured that out already. But anyway, this week is food. or last week. Yeah, anyways.... NOTE: THIS IS A WEEK LATER 'CAUSE THE WIFI GOT KNOCKED OUT BECAUSE OF SNOW - hint hint... snow photoshoots, anyone?)
 
 
Wanna launch into this awesome craft tutorial on a doll-sized gingerbread house? Of course! Read on, oh wonderful reader! *facedesk* That sounded really bad.
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YOU WILL NEED:
 
 
- craft foam (brown and white)
- cardboard
- boring tools (scissors, ruler, craft knife - optional, pencil, hot glue gun with glue - and lots of it!)
- decorationssssssss! (go crazy with these, okay? Pipe cleaners, pony beads, puffy paint, sparkly stickers, buttons....)

 
Okay, so you're going to want to start with the cardboard. Use a ruler to make two 3x3 squares, and then another two with a triangle on top (the triangled ones will be the front and back). Also cut two pieces for the top - 3x the length of top of your triangled piece. (was that confusing or what?!)





 
Trace those same pieces onto the brown foam and cut out.

#hotgluegun
 
Ready to glue this? REMEMBER TO ASK PERMISSION FROM AN ADULT BEFORE USING A HOT GLUE GUN. Please.
 

Please remember to match up the right cardboard with the foam before gluing it. Don't make the same mistake I did. *facedesk* Even if you measure it perfectly, there still might be variation.
 
(also, be warned that from now on, everything is in doll proportions. hot glue = icing, pipe cleaners = candy canes, pony beads = candy. I might give you a little help and give advice on how to make some stuff - anything in small print and small photos is tips)

Josie: Hey, Grace! Come 'ere! L4TL just left. Wasn't that weird?
Grace: Oooh, she left gingerbread pieces! Looks like a house kit to me.
Josie: Should we decorate it?
Grace: Totally! Grab an apron!

Josie: Here, hand me that thing of icing. We should go ahead and assemble it.

Another good idea is to trace the bottom AFTER you've assembled the rest, so you're sure it fits.
 

 
Grace: You know, it needs some candy cane pillars, don't you think?
Josie: Mmmhm.
 
Say, let's make some candy canes! Use red and white pipe cleaners and twist them together. Super simple, super cute~

Grace: *pipes on icing and smacks candy canes - broken into sticks, of course - onto house* Beautifullll!
Josie: *laughs* Uh... not quite yet, but we're getting there.

Grace: How about some pretty frosting trim?

Josie: Let's use these candies.
Grace: You know, shouldn't we invite the others to join us?
 

Josie: *adds candy* Absolutely not! This would be gone in seconds with Katie or Mia around!
Grace: *giggles* You're probably right. Hey, wouldn't little icicles look absolutely adorable?


Grace: *sticks on tic-tacs for icicles* It's looking so sweet!
Josie: Literally.
 
 
Grace: Hey, what if I try this pretty lacy technique that a friend in France taught me? I liked it a lot.
Josie: Okay! I'll go find some leftover scraps to make a chimney.
Grace: Here's a little bow for your chimney. I made it out of fruit leather.
Actually, Grace, that was a pipe cleaner and a pony bead, but...
Josie: Can I use the frosting for a minute? I wanna add some windows back here.

Grace: *crafts wreath and sticks to front window and door*
Josie: Do you have any peppermints over there?
Grace: *crunch* Gwaht?
Josie: Graace! You're as bad as Katie!
Grace: *finishes crunching* Here, there's still a few more.
Josie: Oh, remember those gingerbread men we made?
Grace: Oh, yes, yes, yes! Great minds think alike!

 
Josie: *steps back* Beautiful.
Grace: *admires gingerbread house* Adorable!
 
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Ta-da! I hope you have fun decorating this - and if you have any questions, lemme know in the comments! Plus, if you make this, make sure to send me an email and some photos at dollsnall4ever@gmail.com! If you make any of these CCC crafts, make sure to send in photos to me or Madison so we can add them to our posts!
~ Light4theLord
 
 




Comments

  1. YUM!!! That looks so so cute!!
    At the beginning of December, I actually had been planning to do a post on DIY cardboard gingerbread houses, but then my schedule messed up so I ended up taking that post off my list (seriously, I'm such a lazy blogger): but I still wanted to make a mini gingerbread house even though I wouldn't be making a post about it. I was looking for a good excuse to do so. And you've given me just that: a great excuse to waste my time doing a craft! *claps delightedly* *three cheers for CCC*

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    1. Thanks! Awww, you should've done it! (I TOTALLY know what you mean tho.) YES! DO IT!

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  2. DUUUUUDE I WANNA MAKE THAT SO BAD! I don't know if I have the materials though... *cries* THAT LOOKS SO CUTE! WHY AM I TALKING IN CAPS!

    Madison

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    1. GET THEM! IMPROVISE! MAKE IT UP! XD XD XD XD XD

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  3. How fun! I might try this! I like how you made the decorating and assembling into a photostory! :-)
    ~Gracie
    smileandcraftag.wordpress.com

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