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Monday, November 21, 2011

A new school for my friend Karen's Christmas village.

Daughter and I spent some time this evening (after sleeping all day with a cold and asthma).  It turned out so cute. It is made from 3 different boxes...one a Toy Story bandaid box, one was a Toy Story gummy bear box, and one was a frozen popsicle box. I have to say that when I started out I intended to make a church...but once it was shaped...we decided it looked more like a school.

I put the prices of boxes together using masking tape...then covered the whole think with masking tape...painted blue with acrylic paint. Daughter decorated the trees for Christmas, and we decorated the windows and shutters with Christmas touches as well. Candy cane doors. A bell above the door, and the sign"The Wacky school for Toys".

It is slightly off kilter...but it adds to it's handmade charm.  Karen is leaving parts of her boxes showing, so we left the Toy Story guys showing.

This was fun. We may need to do another. I hope Karen will love it. Oh...and no snow allowed since we live in south Florida!!!







10 comments:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

That is really cute!

marianne said...

How lovely!
You always have such great craft projects and ideas!
Sure she will be happy :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

this is cute. You girls were having too much fun.

walk2write said...

Now that puts me in the mood for decorating! Hope you're feeling better.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Julie, that is too adorable. You are one crafty lady. Good to hear that you and your Daughter are feeling better. Have a good day.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Serena said...

WOW, Julie...it's fantastic and very cute!!! You both did a great job. So sorry you're dealing with cold and asthma. I hate when that happens. :(

Have a lovely evening,
Serena xo

Penny said...

Very clever, love it.

shirley said...

Is it THAT close to Christmas...goodness I will have to get moving wont I. You are so crafty I agree. Enjoyed reading of your trip to Florida..Disneyland must be wonderful. I would like to try that pumpkin juice it sounds healthy.

Pokeberry Mary said...

I really love this!!! I used to make houses like that all the time when I was a little girl. :)

Mandy said...

Oh to be so crafty! Delightful!