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Embellished Holiday Cabin with Snow


Embellished Holiday Cabin with Snow
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Embellished Holiday Cabin with Snow

designed by Joyce Shaulis

Add this inviting miniature to holiday décor with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

See more projects using this product.
Learn more about Snow-Tex®.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Chick (DA543)
  • Coffee Bean (DA536)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Dark Scarlet (DA508)
  • Green Beret (DA521)

Glamour Dust™ Sprinkle-On Glitter

  • Crystal (DAS37)

Snow Products

  • Snow-Tex® (DAS9)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • painter's tape (optional)
  • liner brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • wooden birdhouse (log cabin)
  • #8 flat brush
  • ultra-fine point black marker
  • palette knife
  • embellishments of choice
  • E6000 Glue
  • wooden shape (rectangle)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand down any rough areas on the birdhouse with sandpaper. Wipe down with a paper towel to remove any sanding dust.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the window panes and door panes in Chick using a #8 flat brush. Paint the posts, roof trim, and window frames in Cotton Ball. Paint the porch floor and chimney in Coffee Bean using a 3/4" flat brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the house body in Dark Scarlet using a 3/4" flat brush. Paint the roof in Green Beret.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint a small wooden rectangle in Cotton Ball. Let dry. Freehand "Merry Christmas" on the painted rectangle using an ultra-fine point black marker. (If needed, use painter's tape to tape off a Green Beret rectangle and Dark Scarlet rectangle on the outside of the Cotton Ball rectangle.) Use a liner brush to create holly and berries in the same colors.
  5. Use E6000 Glue to attach the "Merry Christmas" sign to the roof. Decorate the tree with bows and sequins. Using E6000 Glue, adhere on the wreaths, tree, sled with presents, shovel, wood box, and snowman onto the porch of the house.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a palette knife, spread Snow-Tex over the miniatures and immediately sprinkle with Crystal Glamour Dust.
    Step 5 Example


For embellishments, we chose a miniature Christmas tree, wreaths, sled, shovel, wood box, presents, and snowman and added sequins and bows.