Sunday, November 18, 2007

~My handmade Santas & houses~


Here are a few of My Santa's.. all of the wood Santa's I cut out from pine using a band saw. I then painted them & glittered them.. Most of the patterns I designed myself. The plaster Santa's (ones on the right) I made using rubber molds. I used rubber liquid rug backing to make my molds. I painted the liquid rubber coat after coat over antique Santa's. When the molds were thick enough I then poured plaster into the molds let them dry and painted & glittered them..One Santa is from a wood spool..One Santa is from a metal tin can.. Most of these I made last year :-}



My handmade houses..I used tag board & corrugated card board.. I painted them & glittered them.. Great fun to make :-}




19 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Your Santas are delightful. Just love all the pastel coloured Santas. So Shabby Chic! What cute little houses.Love all the glitter.
Alison

Mary said...

Love, love all the little houses!!!!
Precious Pink Santas :) I am going to have to make some houses. Bee and I went to Michaels today and got Martha's S. glitter. Hope they are not too hard to make?? Love,and Hugs Me:)

Dolly said...

Oh How I love all those precious santas!
Wow..... they are as sweet as candy!

Hubby bought me a sugared house last year and I'd love to have more.... yours are soooo sweet! Will you do a tutorial on how to make them for us??????

Hugz, Dolly

bj said...

What a delightful post. Those little Santa's and houses are just precious. I so need to learn to do that kind of thing. I am just not very crafty, at all.
bj

A Thing for Roses said...

I love all of your little houses. So adorable. Thanks for visiting me. My birthday is July 16. Thanks for asking!

Lisa

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

they turned out really sweet! Love the little houses.

Shelley said...

Hi Mary, I love your wonderful winterland creations !

Blessings,Shelley

Nunnie's Attic said...

Your Santas are so beautiful! My mom loves Santas and has quite a few of them. I collect snowmen. My husband has threatened to throw out any new snowman that makes his way into our house. But I can them, normally.

And your houses are so adorable! Very talented you are. Thanks for stopping by and for the words of encouragement.

Love,
Julie

Scrappy Jessi said...

love the houses!!
we all know how im additected to any sparkly house~
jessi nagy

bj said...

I love your new pictue at the top of your blog!
bj

Mary Isabella said...

Love the Santas and the houses. Wishes for a good week. Mary

Mary said...

Mary check out Brandy's page :)
Love your new Banner...

Joy said...

Mary, you are so talented!

hoganfe said...

Such sweet little houses!!
Mary

regina barnett said...

I LOVE THE LITTLE HOUSES. THEY ARE SO CUTE. THANKS FOR SHARING THEM.

bj said...

Hi...your friend Mary asked for the recipe of my Coconut Creme Pie...
3 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 beaten egg yolks
2 cups milk
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Make a paste using flour and sm. amt. of milk. Add other ingredients and, stirring (it really has a tendency to burn so you need to keep stirring) cook until thick. Add 1 teaspoon Vanilla and 1 can Coconut.
Pour into your pie shell and cover with whipped, sweetened egg whites. Put into hot oven for about 8 minutes or until whites are nice and brown.
This recipe makes a great Banana Pie, as well...just leave out the coconut and add ripe bananas....

GOOD GRIEF...now I'm hungry for one again!! :) Hope this works good for Mary.
bj

Lori said...

What grat Santa's and houses! I need to try my hand at those! Lori

Mary said...

Beautiful!! These Santas and houses will bring a magical touch to your home as you decorate for the season. I especially love the little Santa on the right.

Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings to you and yours.
Mary

Stephanie said...

Oh Mary, I just LOVE your collection of Santas!! Can't wait to try my hand at using your pretty pattern for the ironing board Santa.

Are you selling the little houses?

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
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