Monday, December 9, 2013

Cindy Lou Who's House Luminary


Welcome to the start of another week!  I've decided to devote much of this week to one of my favorite Christmas shows - How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  We'll start the week with a mini replica of J.P Who's house; more commonly known as Cindy Lou Who's house.  Can I just go out on a limb here and say that out of over 200+ projects I've posted on this blog thus far this one is my absolute favorite!  I had way too much fun putting this together and couldn't wait to share it with you!

While my husband and I were Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago I found the sweetest Grinch themed ornaments and porcelain village houses imaginable.  On pure impulse I decided I NEEDED one or two...or heck the whole village before my life could be considered complete.  The only problem? The price! While cute and unique I just couldn't justify the price tag attached.  My imagination went into overdrive - I might not be able to justify the price of the porcelain ones but I sure could justify the cost of paper, my time, and a little ingenuity. With a photo I found on the internet as a guide, I set to work on building a template (whew...maybe I should of thought a little more about justifying the "my time" factor).  But, once I hammered out the details the rest came fairly easy, and I'm so happy with the results.  The base of the house even holds a battery operated tea light so that the light in the windows flickers in the evening, just like the "real" porcelain house :)

If you are interested in purchasing your own tutorial to build Cindy Lou Who's house to add to your own Christmas collection, please visit my Tutorial Store for more details.  Be assured that I've taken all the guesswork out of this project for you.  The step by step photo tutorial includes templates for the house, the base to house the tea light, the stairs...etc etc.  Look for future village houses to be added - this is one village I want complete to enjoy year after year!

The finished size of this house is approximately 4" wide x 6" high


Stamp sets: N/A
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Real Red, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Vellum
Ink: N/A
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Owl Builder, 1 3/4" Circle, Large Oval, Small Oval, 1 3/8" Square, Pennant
Accessories: Oval Framelits, Elegant Eggplant marker, Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine, Tombow, Mini Glue Dots, White Craft glue, Sticky Strip, Stylus, Foam Mat, Craft Knife, Faux Snow

I hope this little house made you smile!  Be on the lookout for more projects inspired by the Grinch throughout this week!

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