Monday, November 18, 2019


Have you ever seen something in a store and said to yourself, "I could totally make that...?"  I always say this, but do I ever really make these items... not so much!  This year I saw the cutest Advent Calendar in a popular home furnishings catalog.  It was a "mountain" of little houses one for each day of December ...all lit up.  I decided I would make a Gingerbread House version using Christmas Magic!  Take a peek...

This was so a labor of love, but I'm thrilled with the results.  I started by making 25 of the little houses from some Kraft Petite Prints.   I thought they looked like gingerbread!  I added the little roofs using the papers from the Christmas Magic 6x6 pad.  I then set to decorating each of the houses using some Christmas Magic Doodle pops, Icon Stickers, Mini Icon Stickers and some of the Shaped Sprinkles.  Here are some close-ups of the individual houses...

For the doors I used Sprinkles Vellum.  The doorknobs on all of the houses are Peppermint Twist Shaped Sprinkles and the numbers are the Abigail Alphabet Stickers.   The layers between the houses were made from some Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock.  All of the houses are "velcro'd " on so I can easily disassemble and pack away after the holidays.  To light it up, I added some remote control tea lights behind the houses... they're perfect because they don't get hot!  Even better, the doors of each of the houses open to hold a little treat!

Have you made any projects using Christmas Magic?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram!  We would love to see your creations.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Christmas Magic Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints
Gingham Linen Petite Prints
Floral Graph Petite Prints
Sprinkles Vellum
Sugar Coated Cardstock
Abigail Alphabets


  1. Cute gingerbread advent calendar! Gingerbread house are adorable!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  2. So adorable! Do you have a SVG file for sale?

  3. Absolutely fantastic! So many fab ideas for calendars shared.


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