Hello friends and happy New Year! Despite being a little late to share my latest roombox for Christmas, I think it was worth the wait! This piece, which I have titled “Waiting for Santa,” was a ton of fun to make. At first I was a little worried about mixing so many textures, patterns and colors in one space, but I love how it turned out in the end. I hope you love it, too!
Waiting for Santa
The tree is lit, the milk and cookies are out, and the puppy is waiting patiently – albeit a little mischievously – for Santa to arrive! Little does he know the big guy is about to catch him unwrapping one of the presents!
It was a joy decorating this Christmas tree! I got the bare tree from MrTrain on Etsy, added a set of battery-operated warm white LED lights from Evan Designs, and got to decorating with ribbons, tinsel, ornaments and tiny pine cones.
The puppy is an artisan piece by JadeMinis I picked up second-hand, and I added the ribbon wrapped around the body and the bow on his head.
Saint Nick just came down the chimney – hopefully he doesn’t track snow all over the wood floors!
I used all the same decorative elements from the tree to make the wreath and the garland on the fireplace. I feel like they came together really well!
I adore this fully illustrated version of The Night Before Christmas that I made from a printable by Ever After Miniatures on Etsy. I made the chair based on a tutorial by Bentley House Minis on YouTube. I couldn’t resist the buffalo check fabric, so I decided to make the stockings and tree skirt match, as well. That’s also a lighted floor lamp in the corner behind the chair! That was quite possibly one of the trickiest elements for me to figure out how to make. Also, how cute are the fuzzy little slippers?
I’ve also become a *wee* bit obsessed with the gnome trend, so I had to make a pair for my mantle. They’re made from a combination of felt, polymer clay and yarn.
This is a cuckoo clock by Reutter Porzellan that I repainted and added fake snow to the roofline. The slight modifications made it much more Christmas-y.
Believe it or not, this little nutcracker was one of the most time-consuming aspects of the whole roombox! He’s sculpted entirely from polymer clay, and I think he’s super charming and sweet!
No Christmas scene would be complete without gifts, so I made all the presents and gift bags. I also snuck a little snowglobe I made under the tree for some magic.
I hope you enjoyed this look inside my Christmas roombox! Once again, I’d like to thank my husband, Tom, for helping me with the photos for this. ‘Til next time!