Advent House - Tando Creative + Couture Creations

Hi! I'm sharing my House Shaped Advent Calendar that I created for Tando Creative and Couture Creations today. I had a blast putting this project together. My daughters are having so much fun counting down the days until Christmas, especially when every drawer contains a special treat!

I started by covering the house with some cozy patterned papers. I used the Tando Creative Joined Snowflake Mask to add some textured stars to the snowy scene on the sides of the house.

I smoothed molding paste over just the centers of the snowflakes on the mask, which was the perfect design for the sky. I added Tando Creative Mini Snowflakes that I colored with acrylic paint and Couture Creations Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue.

To aid with opening, I attached small wooden plugs to the center of each drawer.

I wanted to embellish the roof with realistic looking "shingles" so I used the Hanging Sign Die from the Couture Creations Endless Dreams Collection to cut patterned paper to cover the roof.

I used a Couture Creations Sponge Dauber to ink the edges of each shingle. I added some "snow" to the top of my roof and covered it with a layer of Couture Creations Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to give it the fantastic sparkle of fresh fallen snow.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tando Creative Supplies:
House Shaped Advent Calendar
Joined Snowflake Mask
Mini Snowflakes

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723425 Endless Dreams Collection - Hanging Sign Die
CO721971 Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO723061 Sponge Dauber
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Perfect Numbers Stamp Set: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger, Clearsnap; Acrylic Paint: Ranger, Distress Stain: Ranger; White Texture Effect: Martha Stewart; Other: Snowflake Punch, Wooden Plugs, Twine


  1. This is gorgeous!!! I love love love love the snowflakes and the trees!!!!!!!

  2. Dana, this is so sweet, am sure your daughters feel so so special with such a creative mom !! love the snow and the shingle roof !!

  3. This is really gorgeous!!! And you have had two great ideas (using this die for the roof and only the little stars of the snowflake mask), I adore this! Thanks for the inspiration Dana, and have a lovely time awaiting Christmas with your beautiful little daughters! Coco xx

  4. All the details come together to create an absolutely beautiful keepsake! You better make another one so the girls won't have to fight over it!

  5. Such a lovely piece and a goegeous toy for your daughters!


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