Crafting: Winter House

Crafting: Winter House

Time Required: 2h if you colour the parts, about 30min if you only assemble the parts
Difficulty: Easy
Review of kit: 4 out of 5 stars

I’ve always been fond of these winter-themed houses. Some people have so many houses, you could just call it a street. I decided to start with one and to see if I enjoy crafting them as well. Turns out that I rather like working on these. It doesn’t take that long (in fact, if you don’t colour in the parts, you can get one done in about 30 minutes, I’d say).

According to the guidelines, it was recommended to colour these using Aquamarkers. I bought a set of Aquamarkers in hues of purple and blue. Perhaps not the best colour choice for winter houses, but the set included white-ish colours (which I used to colour the snow) and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on different sets of aquamarkers in case I didn’t like doing this.

Anyway, I began by colouring all the parts beforing removing them. A lot of people don’t colour these, and that’s totally fine, but I wanted to see what it would look like with a dash of colour.

Another panel that I coloured first. I decided to use the darkest colours for the walls, and lighter colours for the windows.

After colouring everything, I removed the parts from the wooden panels. This went quite easy, except for the word “Home”. I lost once letter “e” on that, but that was easily fixed with some glue.

I first put together the base of the house. Although the pieces lock together, I also used glue just to make sure it would hold.

And here is the finished result, with all the details added. The house looks quite nice inbetween my other winter decorations.

This would also be a fun activity with kids, as it doesn’t take that long and it’s basically just colouring and assembling. Or just something relaxing to do on a cold winter’s night.

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