Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Make a Recycled Gingerbread Village from Milk Cartons



Let's be honest: sometimes recycled crafts look, well, recycled. This recycled gingerbread village from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda is decidedly different. She does a great job showing you how to get realistic gingerbread texture for the walls and real frosting texture for the roof -all without frosting or gingerbread. You can leave these gingerbread houses out all season without worries about attracting pests and then pack them up to bring them out next year!


Supplies

  • Empty milk and/or juice cartons
  • Paper napkins
  • Cereal box cardboard
  • Buttons in a variety of colors and sizes
  • Decoupage medium
  • Light brown and white acrylic craft paint
  • Dimensional Effects
  • Snow-Tex
  • White paint pen
  • Craft jewels
  • Faux candy canes
  • Beads
  • Yellow card stock
  • Tools: scissors, paintbrush, hot glue gun, sandpaper, palette knife, Black marker
Some of the links in my supply lists may be affiliate links. 


Directions

Find the directions online at Crafts by Amanda: Recycled Village of Gingerbread Houses


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