Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Pocket Christmas Shrines

How wonderful are these Little Niche Shrines from Alpha Stamps?! 


They are versatile little things; make them as ornate or playful as you wish! Or do what I did and stuff them full of Christmas miniatures.

The inside of the niche is pretty narrow, only 1/2" deep, but I managed to trim some pieces of basswood to create a toy shelf and slanted cookie display counter for my two bitty Christmas shops.

There are a bunch of toys for girls and boys inside the toy shop. Look at that adorable wee gnome! The second shop is full of holiday treats for everyone. I used some Miniature Red Tinsel Garland  to hang cookie cutters inside the Sweet Shop. The Itty Bitty Christmas Cookies Buttons Set (pssst, that set also includes the mini cookie cutters) were perfect for the corners of the mitered straws. 

Both of the shops were created the same way: covered with paper on the inside and out, striped paper straw "window" frames, decorations using Polymer Clay Christmas Candy Slice Mix and tiny rhinestones, and collage sheets for the lettering and images.

Hope you enjoyed these teensy Christmas Shops!

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