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Holly Jolly Christmas House & New Kit!

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Design Team Member Kristin Batsel has created the most adorable little house you’d ever want to see: Holly Jolly Christmas House!

Kristin used the House Ornament, and lots of the coordinating add-ons (like window trims, dormers, and shingles) — and that house is also in the Chipboard House Ornament Kit, too (more info on that below).

I love the way Kristin’s little house turned out! So cheery and inviting. Good thing she provided a tutorial, too! For things like how to apply that faux snow while leaving room to glue down all your little items (like the peppermint stepping stones).

And check out the middle photo in the bottom row: The house lights up! Kristin shows how she used tissue paper to cover the inside of the house “walls” to help diffuse the light from the tea light.

“This little house stands only about 3” tall, not counting the base. It was made from a kit, and if you read on through to the bottom of my post, I’ll talk about how it was put together. Meanwhile, here are some more photos. The tiny family who lives here sure did a good job of decorating the tallest tree! It’s easy to attach the beads; I just dipped them in some tacky glue and stuck them into the branches.

“You can totally fence your house in, or you can use an xacto knife to cut a little gate. I think it looks nice to have an open gate with the pathway leading to the front door.”

Learn more in Kristin’s post and don’t forget to see everything from Kristin’s Supply List.

Chipboard House Ornament Kit

Time for some Christmas Ornaments?! Yay! Never too early to start on Christmas. This kit includes one of the new House Ornaments you’ve already seen from Kristin’s artwork.

The houses are 2-3/4″ tall, and 2-1/2″ square at the base. Includes 2 holes in the roof for hanging, but you can just paper over the holes if not needed (like if you decide to make a little house on a platform to sit on your fireplace mantel).

Next, the new Christmas Delivery 6×6 Paper Pad! Plaid is SO in this season! I love the rustic/classic Christmas colors in this set (and including black really sets off the green and red). A mix of teeny tiny to just “small” print sizes, too. The kit includes ONE sheet each of all 12 double-sided designs.

There are also 2 collage sheets:

Tiny House Trims Collage Sheet. Tons of festive doors and windows, sized for the House Ornament (which makes the doors about 1″ tall). Also includes a couple styles of brick pattern, large enough to cover the chimney from the House Ornament Chimney & Dormers set. And… snowmen? A bunch of snowmen and women showed up, too!

Santa is Outside Collage Sheet. Includes some images of Santa ready to come down the chimney (and some mini versions sized for the chimney on the Glitter House Collage Sheet). Actually, all the images have mini versions sized for Glitter Houses or 3D House Ornaments or these new House Ornaments.

(And remember: all the collage sheets are on sale for 15% off (and the digital downloads are on sale for 40% off!), so those new collage sheets are on sale, too!)

Posted by Leslie, October 30th, 2016

87 responses to “Holly Jolly Christmas House & New Kit!”

  1. judy says:

    Oh my goodness Christmas is just around the corner and this would make a lovely gift. The old fashioned style is just perfect. Merry Christmas to all.

  2. Jen R says:

    I think retro colors. Red and turquoise with some kitsch!

  3. Barb A says:

    I love Christmas and love glitter houses. This giveaway is awesome, pick me, pick me!

  4. Marie says:

    I love the Christmas House and would attempt to do my the same way.

  5. Kat Cashwell says:

    Would love to make gingerbread house BUT a Halloween gingerbread themed house would be fun!!!

  6. Lynne says:

    I love little houses! Vintage or handmade, I love them all. If I were lucky enough to win this, I’d decorate it in red and white with a smidgen of aqua. It would be perfect on my red shelf! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂 Merry Christmas-time!

  7. Charlene says:

    What a cute house… decorated with gingerbread trim of course.

  8. Cinda Parent says:

    It’s the cutest thing ever! I would decorate it for Christmas and use it as part of my centerpiece.

  9. Margaret D says:

    YAY! Hurrah! WOOT! My favorite time of year!!! And I am obsessed with tiny houses! I am happy dancing 😁 I will definitely
    Make a mantelpiece house bc my tiny houses stay up most of the winter. Maybe a gingerbread type house but I love the little brick one. I am so excited! Would love to win this! Yay for tiny houses!

  10. barb macaskill says:

    These are totally adorable! I would decorate my houses as different candies! Skittles, Candy Cane, Jelly beans, Flavored Tootsie Rolls and other candy goodies!
    Congratulations to Sheila! Enjoy your goodies!

  11. Carla says:

    I love all things Christmas! I would make a gingerbread house with LOTS of candies!

  12. I love this I would make a pretty house with snow with these products Thanks for the chance

  13. I am absolutely in LOVE with this little Christmas house setting! I would treasure it if I was lucky enough to win it!
    I will keep my fingers crossed>>>>>

  14. Parisa Javidi says:

    I would work on this with my 7 year old budding miniaturist niece! She loves Christmas & would would make this the Elf on the Shelf’s Home! 🙂

  15. Terry McMullen says:

    Love, love, love this kit!! This would look great with my Christmas display!! Would LOVE to win this!!

  16. Winnie says:

    Oh boy oh boy! Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! My favorite time of year! I will make a glitter house.

  17. Amy says:

    would like to add this little gem to my collection.

  18. Jennifer Jesson says:

    I would love this kit! It would be so cute as a faux gingerbread house

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    This looks like a lot of fun to decorate! I’d make a gingerbread house ornament!

  20. Jen C says:

    Gingerbread house, definitely!What a generous giveaway, thanks!

  21. itsmebarbj says:

    My house would have a shingled roof and I would create a roof over the entry, but I think many of the ideas kristin used are delightful!!!

  22. Sandra Manring says:

    Absolutely love Christmas and would enjoy getting this giveaway!!!!

  23. Sandra Manring says:

    christmas my favorite time of the year… this giveaway!!!!

  24. Russell says:

    Such a cute little house.. I’m thinking Currier and Ives.. yes, that will do nicely. 🙂

  25. Donna Lizbeth says:

    Oh, goodness! How adorable! I would decorate it like my grandmother’s homestead all woodsy, cozy and warm for the holidays. Congrats to Sheila AR on her Halloween win! Crafting hug ~ Donna =)

  26. Nadine says:

    So Cute, This would make a great gingerbread house!

  27. Cynthia Xavier says:

    I would like to put lights on the house and have a santa with reindeer on top

  28. KIM says:

    So cute!!!
    I would make a gingerbread house.
    I always wanted to make a real one .
    Never could find the time, maybe one of these years.

  29. Paula says:

    This house is so cute and looks like a lot of fun to decorate for the holidays. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  30. Vera Collier says:

    I would make it into a lttle log cabin. Or go with a Colonial Williamsburg theme.

  31. Karen says:

    I love this adorable little house. I would make it in a heartbeat to add to my collection of vintage houses which I set a whole town up on my mantle. Lucky for me that I am able to use the houses my mom set up back in the 50’s and this would be lovely to add. This a wonderful giveaway!

  32. Traci says:

    Cute little houses. I love miniatures things-more room for more stuff. >^..^<

  33. Ronda Liebert says:

    I would try to copy what Kristin done. It is outstanding. Would love to win this one.

  34. Noreen says:

    What a beautiful little Christmas house – the brick finish makes it look so much more festive! It would be fun to make the house into Santa’s workshop.

  35. Liz T says:

    I would do it in aqua and red with touches of silver.

  36. Diana says:

    I’m thinking of a fun Christmas gnome home. Just love all the fun items to play with. Thanks for the chance.

  37. Kee Ostler says:

    I absolutely love little glitter houses! What a cute house and wonderful tutorial…fingers crossed that I get picked! It would be so fun to make a Christmas village. 😀

  38. Jean Marmo says:

    I can picture this house at the north pole with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Just darling! I would like to start a village of these! Perfect for the piano in the front hall.

  39. Sandy says:

    What an absolute darling house. I must make several as gifts.

  40. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’ll compete with the Gingerbread House competition they have every year at Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.

  41. Gabriel says:

    I would create a winter wonderland fairy house – decorated with blue, turquoise, white and silver with trees and reindeer frolicking in the yard. It would be used at a winter solstice celebration – magical!

  42. Karen Mallory says:

    Totally cute give away. A gingerbread house is what I would make!

  43. Kristie says:

    Love the little house. I’d like to make a gingerbread house for my grandkids.

  44. Libby jones says:

    Pink, pink, and pink! With some real thrown in for good measure! Oh how I love thee, alpha stamps!

  45. marykay chisum says:

    Traditional snow covered or gingerbread. It’s too hard to decide. Maybe Santa’s workshop or Mrs. Claus kitchen!!

  46. Paula Miller says:

    I’m in love with the brick! The little Putz houses I’m familiar with are pastels, but the brick really makes this one pop! I just bought a 3-tiered table to display my little houses on & this brick one would be on top. Adorable!

  47. Lou Anne says:

    I’m not sure what else I’d add but there would be lots of glitter!

  48. Gilda McCain says:

    Love little houses. I love the one shown with beautiful windows and wreath on the door, and would definitely try to duplicate it. Also the tree with the ornaments is fantastic. Thanks for a beautiful give away.

  49. Cindy says:

    I love this. I want to make one for everyone on my list!

  50. Cheryl Lee says:

    What a totally awesome and generous giveaway! I would definately make it super Christmassy! Love all the tiny houses and this would be a sweet addition to my little collection! Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  51. Susan M L says:

    Such a cute house! Like the brick, but would like to add a small chimney,roof shingles, and more holiday decorations at the windows. Would also like to “hang” Christmas lights along the roof perimeter. This is a generous and fun giveaway! Would like to make some mini snow men with the epoxy clay! Happy Halloween everyone!

  52. Mary Mac says:

    Most definitely would be ginger house themed.

  53. Sharon says:

    While I love traditional red & green, and this is beautifully done, I’d use some sherbet psdtels for a different look. Would love to ein!

  54. Kim Lucak says:

    So cute!!! I think I would make a gingerbread house, with mini candies? I love the bottle brush tree 🙂

  55. Nancy E says:

    I think I would create a Victorian delight!! I just love the scale of this piece. It would be lovely under glass with a small forest and woodland creatures!

  56. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I’d have to make a Christmas house with lots of candy canes and tinsel.

  57. Della says:

    This is beautiful!! I would love to be able to create
    this Xmas scene💕💖

  58. Dennis L says:

    Definitely a little gingerbread house with mini candy canes, gumdrops and gingerbread men! I’ve got my caulking gun at the ready!!

  59. Jessica says:

    I’d do a little fantasy house, a hobbit or fairy cottage

  60. Lou Conaway says:

    I’d give it a Christmas overload, including a tree for the birds with goodies they love to eat. Since I live in Florida, sadly there would be no snow. I’d paint the trees, at least some green. Green grass around here also that time of year. All the green and winter flowers make everything Christmas show up more. Love the house on an angle and the white picket fence, also the stepping stones and dormers. Okay, I love the whole thing!

  61. Randi Scholl says:

    Love the little house. I’d go with a kitschy fifties look. The little trees could really help with that.

  62. Phoebe Diamond says:

    White, Silver, and glass. Just a really pure color theme. That would be challenging for me.

  63. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love the gingerbread house, what fun it would be to make one!

  64. Katie west says:

    Oh,a fairy cottage…or a scene from Hobbiton to celebrate my son’s recent visit.

  65. Emily D says:

    I would decorate it like a gingerbread house… love it!

  66. Lori D. says:

    A pink glittery Christmas house is what I’d make! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  67. Elaine Sanderson says:

    I love these Christmas themed. Items. I have been waiting for something me thing like that s to come out for my winter projects.

  68. Verna says:

    I think icy blues and sweet pink trees, snowflakes on the roof….. So much fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. Gigi Jordan says:

    The little Christmas house is so cute! I will probably start out decorating it in similar way and then just let the ‘spirit’ take over.

  70. Joy J says:

    I’m dreaming of a Pink Christmas! So I’d love to decorate a house in shades of pink and pale green!

  71. Janet T says:

    Seeing this makes me want Christmas to come soon. What a cute centerpiece it would make.

  72. melody says:

    Well, isn’t this just freekin’ adorable! I could make this!
    Hmm, I would have to try a ‘faux rock’ façade on the little house, to try to look a little like my own house. And maybe try to fit in another tree or two (if that’s not ‘overkill’! 🙂 )

  73. Luanne Shoup says:

    I would put my new baby grand daughter’s name on the house and also “baby’s first Christmas”

  74. Christy Minnis says:

    This would make a perfect gingerbread house that I could keep the kids from taking bits off of

  75. Ray says:

    I would love to try and make it onto a log cabin scene

  76. Ginette says:

    Nice addition to my village

  77. Kimberly says:

    Gingerbread style!

  78. I love retro glitter houses. I would do one to look like the old ones from the 50’s so it would be very simple.

  79. Stacy Blow says:

    So many options! My pick would be a holly jolly beachside cottage with sand and surfboards, maybe even a seagull with a Santa hat!

  80. Debra Gibson says:

    It’s so pretty ! I would have ting ChristMas fairy’s for my little house and lots of glitter! THANKS for the chance to win ! Love Alpha Stamps!!

  81. Love this house kit! I would make this an all white and iridescent house that would become the Snow Angels HQ with some snow angel footprints on the roof and maybe a snow angel imprint in the snow in the front yard.

  82. Barbara in Fla says:

    Love the house! Mine would have a tad more gingerbread! Would love to do this as a swap!

  83. Sue Stout says:

    Love this cute-as-Christmas kit! I’m really loving blues for decorating this year, so I would probably do a little aqua blue house with lots of sparkly trim in whites and creams!

  84. Leah Fein says:

    How will I decorate mine? GLITTER everywhere

  85. Janet Meslovich says:

    I’d do mine in sparkly retro style with a pink glitter tree in the yard. Love this little house! Thanks.

  86. Rosemarie Grant says:

    This would be a great addition to my collection. I would make it into a Santa workshop.