How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent

Gingerbread House Advent

Go all out for your advent this Christmas, and make a gingerbread-esque wonderland! This gingerbread house advent is guaranteed to be one that’s passed down through the generations, with all love and detail that goes into it.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to Make: 4-5 hours, plus drying time

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Paint the advent calendar with the white chalky paint to prime (optional). Make sure that you leave the doors open as the paint dries. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 2. Mix together the Raw Sienna, brown and white acrylic paints to make a gingerbread colour. You will need to make a lot of this and it is best to make the paint a shade lighter than the one you want as it dries darker. Test this out then paint the gingerbread house. You will need to do a couple of coats. Remember to leave the doors open to dry. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 3. Use a white pencil to draw your gingerbread house design onto the advent calendar. Try to put your door and windows on the calendar so that the door frames intersect them in the middle. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 4. Paint on your window and doors. This may take a couple of coats. Use Mod Podge to varnish them. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 5. You can then use the Tulip and outliner paints to decorate your features. The outliner is better for fine lines and the tulip paint works well for shapes and snow. You can put lots of dots together to look like icing on a cake. You must make sure that you do not paint across the gaps around the doors otherwise the doors will glue shut. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 6. Add other designs to your advent calendar. This was done by painting the heart in red Tulip paint and then when it was dry, putting the crosshatching on. Once dry add the patterns and dots. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 7. Draw on the ivy stems. Use a white pencil first and then ink over using a green Sharpie. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 8. Draw a tiny ivy leaf on a sheet of funky foam and cut this out. Stick to the end of a pencil and then use this and green acrylic paint to stamp ivy leaves along the stems. Do a second layer of ivy leaves in a lighter green that you have mixed with white paint. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 9. To make sweets use white and red dimensional paints and a cocktail stick. Paint a circle of white then put a red dot into the middle. Use a cocktail stick to swirl these together. Or you can do small stripes of each colour. Practise first and see what you can do. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 10. Apply the bostik glue to one side of the roof and stick on your felt. You can trim it afterwards. Do the same with the chimney. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 11. Use a stencil brush and green paint to create the wreath. Do a second layer very faintly with a slightly lighter green. The berries and the wreath were done with the red Tulip paint. How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house 12. Paint the numbers on using gold paint and a very small brush. 13. Use Fimo to make sweets and the door posts. Twist thin strips together to make the candy canes. Swirl strips around and put them side by side to make the sweets.How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house How to Make a Gingerbread House Advent #christmas #advent #gingerbread #advanced #art #acrylic #house

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