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Little Christmas Cabin with Tiny Advent Calendar!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Teri Calia

I love this little Christmas scene Teri Calia has created! She used lots of new 1:12 scale pretties (some made specifically for her room box)… and I’m going to let her introduce them and her project:

This whole room box started because I begged Leslie to order this awesome Kraft Christmas Deer Scrapbook Paper. She wasn’t crazy about it and didn’t think it would sell so I said I’d make something cute with it so that people would see how very awesome it is 🙂 I thought it would be the perfect wallpaper for a miniature cabin, especially if you had a Mini Deer Head Trophy hanging on the wall that the wallpaper was covering…

I really prefer a deer head trophy, miniature or not, with a festive wreath around it so I decided to go all out and make my cabin a Christmas cabin. Of course this necessitated the creation of a Miniature Advent Calendar, a Chipboard Sleigh – 1:12 Scale and multiple collage sheets. All the extra work paid off (at least the extra work I did… not sure how Leslie feels about the extra wok she did, lol) and I really adore how it all came together.

Look at that tiny little sleigh! (Note the closeup below.) It’s so easy to put together with only seven little pieces. I used a metallic gold paint pen I purchased at Michael’s to color all the pieces before I glued it together. Then I used a fine red glass glitter to add color to the sides. A few pieces of Mini Pine Fern and three cards from Christmas Wrap & Cards Collage Sheet and it’s all done and looking super festive 🙂

The lovely advent calendar has a lot more than seven pieces but it is still pretty easy to put together. (Note the wide closeup below.) Just make sure to give it a dry run before gluing it together as the side cubby divider pieces are nearly but not exactly the same size as the top and bottom cubby pieces and are NOT interchangeable. If you get them mixed up you won’t be able to put the outside edges on correctly. The Tiny Advent Calendar Collage Sheet makes finishing this miniature calendar a breeze!

The sweet wrapped gifts under my tree are really just tiny blocks of wood wrapped up with the paper from my new Christmas Wrap & Cards Collage Sheet. I added a bit of Tim Holtz Pine Twine Garland around the neck of the smallest deer from a set of Tim Holtz White Resin Deer and added a slice from a Polymer Clay Red Swirl Peppermint Cane at the front. The wreath around my deer head trophy is made from pine twine and peppermint cane too.

My flooring is from the Tim Holtz Christmas Tidings 8×8 Paper Stash which has some lovely prints in it. That very realistic braided rug is from my new Rustic Dollhouse Rugs Collage Sheet that I printed out on White Suede Paper to give it some texture. If you were wondering why I added a baseboard to my room, it’s not just for decoration, I accidentally tore some of the paper in that area and the baseboard covered my boo boo right up!

Read more (and see more photos) in Teri’s blog. Here’s her Supply List, too.

Posted by Leslie, November 20th, 2016

61 responses to “Little Christmas Cabin with Tiny Advent Calendar!”

  1. Nancy Penir says:

    Totally enchanting! Every detail is so sweet and cozy. I love the baseboard addition, (even if a coverup!), and the amazing advent calendar. What a gift of love for someone!

  2. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’m not sure what I’ll do with this but it brought back memories of a Christmas tree with packages underneath that I made in grade school for my mother. She still brought it out each Christmas well into her 80’s.

  3. Cynthia Penney says:

    I have many porcelain dolls that I have made that will compliment the wonderful Christmas items. I have left an emptyi place on the mantle that is reserved for this give away.

  4. Jean Marmo says:

    Love the Christmas cabin in the woods. It is very much like my sister’s house in the woods! We do advent calendars every year so this would be a perfect decoration to go with those!

  5. Carla says:

    Love the Christmas theme especially the advent calendar!

  6. Jennifer J says:

    I adore this little scene! Of course I want to make one of my own. Thank you for the chance to win.

  7. Emily D says:

    Love the advent calendar. I’d make one for my desk and have little treats for myself each day before Christmas!

  8. Helen P says:

    This is so cute! I would make a little scene under a glass dome, and add it to our Christmas coffee table.

  9. Kim R says:

    I would make a North Pole scene, with Santa countng down the days to his delivery.

  10. Ina Good says:

    I love Terris scene I would add the sleigh and calender to my christmas house to make a scene with it

  11. Connie L. says:

    I’m dying to make a miniature Harry Potter advent calendar. LOVE this giveaway

  12. Barb A says:

    All of the giveaway items would be great to use in my Christmas room box, love them all.

  13. Alma Casiano says:

    Wow nice give away ! I think I’d like to make a small corner scene with the advent calendar & sleigh and add it to my Christmas villages for my Holiday display

  14. Nancy Olsen says:

    Would use the advent calendar in a scene in the full size advent calendar that I am currently making.

  15. Winnie says:

    Wow! This is amazing! I’m off to order everything and if I win I would make a room box for a gift!

  16. maxine says:

    Love this room.. I would love to make it for a dear friend who just loves would be such a perfect addition to her house.

  17. Christina Hilborn says:

    This room is so amazing!!! I’d like to make this and add to my Christmas house collection.

  18. Mary mac says:

    Love the sweet advent calendar

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this sweet holiday scene! So cozy with the kitty in a chair. Beautiful tree too!
    I would use the sleigh and Advent Calendar in a Christmas shadowbox I’m working on!

  20. Elaine Evans says:

    The sleigh is just precious I am making a doll house for Mr and Mrs Claus lots of pieces here to snazz it up !

  21. barb macaskill says:

    Congratulations Karen S! Enjoy your fun prize!
    I would use these goodies to decorate the 1:12 scale doll house I am making for my 4 year old granddaughter for Christmas! If ever a giveaway was calling my name, this is it! I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw this amazing DOLL HOUSE SIZE Advent Calendar! Absolute perfection! Jenna (and I) would go gaga if we saw that we were going to be able to play with these goodies!
    Thank you for the chance to add these to Jenna’s Christmas present!
    macaskillbarbara @ yahoo .com

  22. Karen says:

    I would use the cute giveaway goodies to accessorize a small fairy doll. They are the perfect size!

  23. Lou Anne says:

    The Christmas room is really adorable. I’d use the sleigh and advent calendar in a Christmas room I’ve been working on.

  24. Susan Nelson says:

    I would use these to make a neat altered bottle!

  25. OMG I love these miniatures I would put the advent calendar in the house and the sleigh on top of the roof of the house

  26. Aggie Stiefer says:

    I would use them in a Christmas room box ADORABLE

  27. Gail Brown says:

    I love everything about the little room! I want to try doing this same room! I’ve enjoyed everything everyone has done for several months. Going to try it . Now to figure out how and what I need to do these kinds of things!

  28. Traci says:

    My granddaughter would love this. I would put a little something in just for her. So cute love the miniatures. >^..^<

  29. Susan S. says:

    I absolutely love the tiny advent calendar. I’m inspired by Nancy O’s suggestion of using this to accent a bigger advent calendar. I would most definitely use the sleigh as part of the outdoor decor for the dark Christmas (ornament) House from the previous blog post. Finding a way to meld my two favorite holidays (Halloween and Christmas) is so much fun.

  30. Noreen says:

    I think they would be cute as Christmas tree ornaments! Why is it that tiny is so cute!!?

  31. Jan K says:

    I would make an altered matchbox (the large box) and hang it on my tree. Love this giveaway!!

  32. Laural says:

    I love this quiet scene and would love to be sitting in that chair. Winning this would be the best gift ever.

  33. Cocoa Fornelli says:

    I have a collection of Santas, and would make a small vignette with the sleigh and the advent calendar! The sleight is adorable!

  34. Paula Miller says:

    My creative mojo had flown out the window until I saw this sweet mini project. I think I might get it back if I had this to work on. Adorable!

  35. judy g says:

    Oh this is a very special giveaway. Love the theme of Christmas, my favorite time of year. So Santa please send me a little gift~

  36. Kimberly says:

    …looks like the sleigh can be attached to the top of the calendar, and i have the perfect, tiny Santa that i made of paper clay which can sit inside the sleigh!

  37. Jen R says:

    Definately separate. Advent calendar then Santa baby needs a sleigh on top of my dollhouse!

  38. Nancy says:

    It is totally wonderful. So creative

  39. Karen Mallory says:

    So fun!!! I would do what Teri has done. I have the corner room box and some furniture already. I think it is the perfect little room!

  40. Nancy E says:

    This would make a great shadow box. I just love all the details. I’d use the sleigh under a glass dome with bottle brush trees and of course reindeer!

  41. Cheryl Lee says:

    Love that sleigh! I would add these to my dollhouse when it gets decorated for Christmas.

  42. cg says:

    OOOHHHHH!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it Teri! I would make a large advent calendar with a miniature scene like Teri’s in the middle! I can see it now!! EEEEEEEEEEEEE So excited!

  43. Kim Lucak says:

    Love, love, love the advent calendar!!! I would make a a Victorian room/scene with the Victorian chair and figurines 🙂 The sleigh is adorable as well!!!

  44. Just so cite. I would put the sleigh on my porch lawn filled with gifts!!

  45. The advent calendar would look s cute in Santas workshop where he can keep a watchful eye on the days (of course he would be sure to fill it with goodies for the elves since they will be packing his sleigh..I LOVE working with mini’s. Can you tell?

  46. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so cute!! Would have to make Christmas roombox !!

  47. Peggy says:

    I would use them in a little house I have been working on. It is fast becoming a Christmas house. And I love that paper. I have a hard time finding paper like that with hunting or wildlife themes that isn’t ‘cute’.
    I absolutely love that paper. I wish I were the right size to fit myself I. That sweet little room 🙂

  48. Lindy says:

    Holy cuteness!!!! I don’t know if I like the sleigh or calendar better!

  49. Barb Striethorst says:

    Fantastic for my Christmas scene!!

  50. karen adams says:

    very cute!

  51. Nadine says:

    Love making Christmas scenes!

  52. Jo says:

    Love the advent calendar .. never made one before but it would be fun!

  53. Kay W says:

    Love the calendar and the room. Everything is so colorful and so fun for Christmas.

  54. Carol Slowik says:

    Love, Love, Love this giveaway! I would make the sweetest little Christmas scene with the calendar and sleigh!

  55. Marilyn Ray says:

    This is bad of me, but I’d love to make a Halloween advent calendar. However, I would use the sleigh in a cute Christmas room setting.

  56. Roe says:

    I love the wallpaper. I would like to do a twelve days of Christmas advent calendar.The sleigh would be perfect peeping out of Santas bag

  57. Jenny Bumb says:

    Hi there. I would use one of your house boxes, and decorate the insides somewhat like you have decorated your diorama. It is adorable, as are all your products.

  58. Michelle G says:

    I would make an awesome addition to my christmas village scene

  59. I would make an ornament out of it. So cute!

  60. Leah Fein says:

    Hi! I would use the sleigh separately for a fairy Yule parade

  61. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I love the roombox! The paper is perfect for the walls and makes it even look more like a rustic cabin. I would probably have the advent calendar and sleigh be stand-a-lone projects.