Miniature Christmas Room from GadgetzOverload.com

Miniature Christmas Room from GadgetzOverload.com

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This DIY handcrafted miniature house from GadgetzOverload.com was something I have been wanting to try since I saw a Facebook ad for it some time ago. I hemmed and hawed over buying it for a few days until I finally decided to pull the trigger and give it a go. 

When it arrived in the box, I was a bit overwhelmed because I've never worked on a project like this or a miniature sized craft. At first it was a little daunting. But over the three days it took me to complete, I'm more than thrilled with the way it turned out. The attention to detail in this kit is incredible. The instructions were fairly simple and it was fun and relaxing to do in front of the television at night. 

I'm thinking I'd like to try another one of these kits at some point because of the fun I had working on this one. 

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GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

How To Create a Mixed Media Christmas Holiday Planner from a Few Simple Supplies!

How To Create a Mixed Media Christmas Holiday Planner from a Few Simple Supplies!

I'm always a hot mess when it comes to getting my holiday plans in order. From kids parties and events to family parties and gift giving, I always feel completely disorganized and not at all ready once the holidays begin. 

Each year, with the best intentions, I start my shopping early to avoid crowds and stress. But a lot of the time, as Christmas draws near, I forget somebody or can't remember what I purchased for someone else. I'veused apps on my phone each year and, while some of them are decent, I either tend to forget to upload the stuff OR (more commonly) I spend an unnecessary amount of time on said app taking photos of whatever I purchased. Well, this year I'm making a change!

I went out last week and started my shopping. Got home and decided I was going to make a "Holiday Command Center" out of a file folder, some holiday paper scraps and a few other materials that I had in my stash. 

The result was this fun little 4 pocket planner that fits perfectly in my purse and I can bring it out while I'm shopping to write down ideas or items that I purchase so I don't get all flustered after the fact! It's turning out to be a great little addition to my Christmas shopping process and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Using various types of mixed media materials, such as paint, paper, washi tape, rubber stamps, pen, pencil and ribbon, I created this pocket planner in about an hour or so with what I had in my stash.

If you decide you want to do this too, share how yours turned out! I'd love to see!