Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Little Blue House 12 Days of Ornaments: Day #11

Good Morning!
It is now Day #11 of our 12 Days of Ornaments feature...I can't believe how fast the days have flown by! Miss Tracy here, and I have a special ornament that has been brought back by popular demand.  It is our very own Little Blue House ornament! 
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

I have updated it this year with some fun Washi Tape sheets, glitter, and paints. The house itself was designed for us by Heart of Texas and are available to purchase at the LBH. It is very sturdy and will look fabulous on your tree or as a holiday decoration in your scrap space. Take a looksie at my tutorial...

Supplies Needed:
LBH House 
Folk Art Metallic Blue Pearl Paint
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Blue
White Craft Paint
Chalk Ink - Black (Midnight Confession)
Metallic Distress Stain - Pewter
Washi Tape Sheet 6x6
Sticky Back Vellum
Silver Halo Glitter 
Ribbon & Brad
Paper Piercer 
Hot Glue
Houses, Medallion and Create Joy stamped image, and all other supplies are both availabe at the LBH.

Okay...let's build a HouSe!
Begin, by painting over your house with the Blue Metallic Paint. Be sure to fold and paint in the crevaces of each fold too. (the little door will be attached to the body of the sure to pop that off before you paint)

Our next coat of paint will actually be the Viva Blue Pearl Pen. I like to paint with my Pearl Pens all the time. Just squirt out a blob and grab your paint brush and a apply to the house. 

I really like the two-tone look...
Paint over the entire house.

Now grab your roof will get covered with the Washi Tape Sheet and because Washi Tape is a somewhat transulescent, you need to paint the roof white. Paint over the entire top and fold crevase of the roof and a portion of the underneath side like so...

Take your little door and ink over with Black Chalk Ink. Then add a little more sparkle by swiping over it with Metallic Distress Stain (Pewter). Set aside to dry.

While your paint is drying, cut a 6x6 piece of Washi Tape Sheet. I used this lovely black & white print from We R Memory Keepers. We have several colors and prints available at the LBH.

Follow the steps below to cover your roof top.

It will look like this when your are done...

Fold and secure the body of the HouSe together using hot glue. 
Attach roof to house also with hot glue. 
Attach door and attach the Create Joy medallion right above the door slightly below the roof.

To create a hanger for our HouSe, simply puncture a hole in the middle of the roof fold. I used my paper piercer and pushed it around to widen the hole.

Now tie off a piece of ribbon to the desired length that you want your hanger to be. 

 Feed the loop end of the ribbon through the hole from inside the HouSe and then pull up tight. The knot will keep the ribbon loop from coming through the roof.

Using more of the same ribbon, tie a double bow onto your loop and secure to the base of the roof with a little drop of hot glue.

I used a black journaling pen to add the 2013 to my ornament.

To cover the window openings, I cut a couple of pieces of sticky back velcro and secured them into the House. By doing this the sticky will be on the front of the window.

 Turn your house over and sprinkle some Silver Halo Glitter Mix over the sticky side like so...

Tamp down lightly with your finger and then tap/wipe away any excess glitter. Using my paper piercer again, I punctured a hole through my door and through the HouSe. I then ran a small brad through the hole and secured. Now I have a doorknob.

 What a beautiful blue HouSe!  I hope this ornament will bring back all the great memories of the Inspiration and Joy the LBH has brought you over this past year!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Final Ornament of our Series...and if you would like a chance to WIN this LBH Ornament, simply post a comment here! Share with me one of your favorites things or memories about the LBH...One lucky commenter will be chosen to WIN!!! 

I'm so thankful for YoU!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Miss Tracy :)

Also, just want to remind everyone that the Little Blue House is closed Wed. and Thurs. this week to spend time with our families for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday at 10am with all kinds of BLACK FRIDAY FUN!!! Stop by if you can.

The WINNER of Day #10's Ornament is....

 ScrapoholicKK said...
Susan, this idea of using a tin is genus. My tree has many vintage ornaments and this beauty would fit in just fine. Love it! My mom's homemade apple cider has always been my fav at Christmas.
Congratulations! Please stop by or contact the LBH to claim your ornament.


  1. Great techniques! Adorable ornament.

  2. Oh, the Little Blue House is sooooo cute!!!!

  3. Cute house! It is a "keeper". My favorite memory of LBH is meeting up with friends for a fun! I've met lots of new friends there also!!

  4. First of all, yay me for winning Susan's beautiful ornament. Can't wait to pick it up. Second, love today's little treasure of the LBH. Tracy, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Last, my favorite LBH memory is when I brought the LBH gals all my sweet mama's old sewing supplies from the 70's. You would have thought it was Christmas the way they eyed all those boxes. Then to see all the supplies go out in a Front Porch Kit totally brought tears to my eyes. It made my mama sooooooo happy! Thanks LBH for all you do for us.

  5. Gotta love the LBH... my favorite memory at LBH... Duh all of them :D and crafting with my friends sure makes my day better... makes my heart smile brighter..

    Happy Thanksgiving LBH Family

  6. Yay! Maybe I will dig mine out and actually make it this year!

  7. How sweet is the Little Blue House! I really liked it. I want to make a home like it.
    OGradys Landscape


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