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:
- Big Shot Machine
- Cutting Pads
- Sizzix® Bigz™ L Die - Tiny Houses by Tim Holtz
- Sizzix® Bigz™ Die - Village Landscape by Tim Holtz
Other Materials Used:
- Metal Bucket
- Shrinky Dink or Clear Plastic Scrapbook “Paper”
- Kraft Paper
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- 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.
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.
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.
I hope I have inspired you to make an adorable mini greenhouse decor piece for your home!