Today is Sunday.Â I was supposed to have a photoshoot, however the high today will be 50 degrees and with the wind chill, it will feel like 35 degrees!Â I know in a good amount of the country, that’s not too cold, but in Texas, it’s chilly.Â I really only take a very limited amount of paid sessions, so I would rather we reschedule forÂ a nicer day if the client is able to, and thankfully, today’s client was happy to reschedule the shoot.Â So….I had a free day with the family.
My husband works a lot, and often from home.Â For the Thanksgiving break – he was supposed to be on vacation from Wednesday through Sunday, but he had ‘Continuing Education’.Â 30 something hours of work he had to do over vacation.Â Some vacation! – but that’s ok.Â He got most of it done pretty quickly except for today……He sat at the computer most of the day (similar to me doing a few editing sessions).Â I knew I needed something to do for both myself and the kids!
I ran out to Walmart.Â Initially it was to pick up some quick photo props, however as I passed through the Christmas section, I got another idea for what we could do today.Â Â Â Create an easy DIY Christmas Town.Â (Again – I stress – EASY!)
House Gift boxes from Walmart – 1.75 each – I used six.
8 sheets scrapbooking paper
modpodge with sponge to apply it
Christmas tree ornaments and/or any other item you may want to add – A lot of Christmas ornaments make cute additions.
These are gift boxes I found that inspired the idea.Â How easy and cute!
Take the frames, plexiglass and paper off and you have a cardboard.Â Put Modpodge on – then add your scrapbook paper.
OK – Well for this project, I didn’t pay too much attention- bubbles all over.Â You can push those out – and I could have tried a little harder, but I’m ok with this.Â I trimmed the roads and cut the excess with scissors.Â
With the glue gun, I added the houses and trees.Â This is pretty bare bones, but we did this quickly yesterday.Â I’ll probably add things like lights, and some more elements either this year or in future years.Â I know you (espcially the scrapbookers) can be much more creative and detailed if you wanted to.Â