'First home' wall art

23 Mar, 2017

Your first home is such a huge part of your life, so commemorate the memory for you and your loved ones with this adorable home décor project. Transform the Deco Design house die into your own first home, customise with those little details, and allow fond memories to come back every time you see this project.

1. Take a sheet of Mr Smith's Workshop paper, and die cut the Deco Design house. Using an Artiste pigment ink pad, colour the roof of the house. Construct the house by scoring along the lines and folding into shape, and then glue the tabs and wait until completely dry. Cut in half to fit inside the shadow box.

2. Die cut all the windows from white cardstock, and back the apertures with vellum. Cut a black door and apply a coat of 3D clear gloss. Leave to dry. Fix all of the pieces to the house.

3. To create the rooftop, cut 2cm strips of dark grey cardstock and punch the edges with the scalloped border punch. Begin adhering to the roof shape from bottom to top, overlaying the strips. Make a smaller template of the main house die for the chimneys, add the little windows, and attach to the house.

4. Add further embellishment to the house using features from the die set, such as the flowers and flower box. Create little bricks using textured cardstock and a ribbon hole punch.

5. Once the house is complete, attach to a piece of white cardstock, and round off the corners using the Xcut Corner Punch. Cut down a piece of Capsule Elements Wood paper to fit your shadow box or frame, and fix the house onto the left-hand side of the paper.

6. Cut your sentiment using Xcut Art Deco and wedding alphabet dies, and fix with brads onto a separate sheet of co-ordinating paper.

Project, photography and how-to instructions by Project Desogn Team member Camila Bertolini.

Shopping list

Papermania 8 x 8'' Premium Cardstock (PMA 164401)

20 Pigment Ink Pads (PMA 5521100)

Capsule Elements Wood 12 x 12'' Paper Pack (PMA 160250)

Brads (PMA 353212)Mr Smith's Workshop

12 x 12'' Paper Pack (PMA 160321)

Xcut A4 Die Set Deco Design House Die (XCU 503090)

A5 Die Set Wedding Alphabet & Numbers (XCU 503266)

Alphabet Dies Art Deco (XCU 2571305)

Scalloped 4cm Border Punch (XCU 2571305)