That’s right! We built Santa’s Workshop, right on our front lawn! We love love love to deck our halls. My husband doesn’t stop until every last string of lights has found itself a home for the holidays.
Here is proof…my husband had just gotten back from being diagnosed with a bacterial upper respiratory infection less than an hour before I caught him doing this:
That’s him in the back yard putting up more Christmas lights he found in the garage. And I know he thinks I have a secret stash of lights that I’m hiding from him but even if I did, he would find them.
Anyway, this year I wanted something really fun to add to our display. So I got out my trusty graph paper and pencil and started sketching and came up with this:
And so it began. I went to Home Depot to check out what materials we could use to create this vision for the least amount possible. And the following weekend when I asked my husband if he was sure he wanted to do this he said, “Yeah, let’s do it.” (He later teased to my mom that he was only bluffing.) But I ran with it. Projects are so much more fun when you have a partner in crime. We went and got out supplies and got started.
This is by NO means a tutorial by the way, I’m just sharing our progress through the project. (Mama LOVES a project!!)
WARNING: Lot’s of pictures ahead!
All that was left was putting on the finishing touches! And the most fun part of all, adding the lights! I think I enjoyed decorating this house more than my own:) I added curtains to the windows, trimmed out the door, added the posts to the front, and hung a lantern outside the door. And what christmas door wouldn’t be complete without a festive wreath? I finished the roof off with icicle lights and added larger twinkling lights around the windows and the front door. And I love how it turned out!
The grand reveal:
You can see a tutorial for how to make this sign here.
Isn’t this the cutest little Santa’s Workshop you ever did see? I have to admit that at first, before the windows were cut and the chimney was added and any painting was done, it looked like Snoopy’s dog house. We thought our vision might not turn out the way we planned, but alas here you see it did:) Now if we can just figure out how to store it for next next year…
Linking to Happy Hour Party #14 at Design, Dining, and Diapers.
P.S. Ignore the title of my post link when you get there…the computer froze up before I was done and linked it as is!! Technology… a blessing and a curse:)