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Hi everyone, it's Jess from Everyday Party Magazine.  I am so excited to share this rustic mini greenhouse decor piece.  As soon as I saw the new Tim Holtz dies, I knew I wanted to make tiny little greenhouses and trees and put them in a rustic, shabby chic metal bucket on my mantel.  And, they absolutely turned out as cute as I pictured them in my head! (Yay, because so many times, I am not this lucky)

Below are the supplies you will need for this project:

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Other Materials Used:

  • Metal Bucket
  • Shrinky Dink or Clear Plastic Scrapbook “Paper”
  • Kraft Paper
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Rocks
  • Faux Moss
  • School Glue

I gathered up my supplies and got to work one morning after the boys went off to school.  I began by cutting out the mini houses, and then the trees.  I used the Sizzix Sandwich Method; Cutting Pad, Die, Clear Paper for the houses and Kraft paper for the trees, Cutting Pad, and ran it through my Big Shot.

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Once I cut out each piece, I carefully folded the houses and hot glued them together.  Next, I painted school glue onto the trees and covered them with faux moss.  (I did need to use a toothpick to keep the trees more stable on the rocky terrain in the bucket) I arranged the trees in the bucket around the smaller rocks and moss, and then I covered them with the mini green houses.  I added larger moss covered rocks too.

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Finally, I placed the bucket on my mantel.  I love the subtle addition of spring colors!  And, it was an inexpensive and even therapeutic craft.

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I hope I have inspired you to make an adorable mini greenhouse decor piece for your home!

~Jess

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