I recently moved across the country, and in our new neighborhood, we have had the sweetest neighbors coming by to introduce themselves and they come bearing allll the breads. And while bread happens to be one of my love languages, not every gift giver is a baker and not every gift receiver is a gluten lover- which got me thinking about some fresh ideas for exhibiting neighborly affection. So, when I came across these adorable and stylish copper-backed mini shadow box houses on Darice.com, I loved the idea of adding some crafty magic to turn them into a fun housewarming gift, perfect for adding a pop of color to a newly styled bookshelf or a touch of charm to a fresh mantle in a new home. All you have to do is add a little paint and attach my free, downloadable home printables! Let’s do it!
- Darice Mini Copper-Backed Shadow Box Houses
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint in Various Colors
- Paint Brushes
- Darice Kraft Cardstock
- “Home Is The Nicest Word There Is” tags (Download here!)
- Darice Baker’s Twine
Paint the exterior wooden edge of the house with two coats of acrylic paint. Let dry completely.
Download the “Home is the nicest word there is” (download here!) home printables and print on kraft cardstock.
Cut tags to size to fit on top of the the square portion of the houses.
Place the tag on top of the house and wrap with baker’s twine. Tie a knot or use tape to secure.
These are such a fun way to welcome someone home and add a fun piece of decor to a new space. Plus, they would be perfect as neighbor gifts for the holidays! Just paint a bunch, add your tag, and drop off! No baking skills required.
These fun copper-backed shadow box house also come in a variety of sizes that would be fun to put together as home decor on your own bookshelf!
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