This charming Christmas cottage doubles as an adorable gift box for edible sweets when lined with parchment paper.

Read step by step instructions after the video.
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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut a piece of crepe paper long enough to reach around entire house. Rub glue stick over all sides of bottom piece of house; wrap crepe paper around house and smooth in place. Trim excess paper.

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Step 2

Cut a piece of crepe paper long enough to reach around entire house. Rub glue stick over all sides of bottom piece of house; wrap crepe paper around house and smooth in place. Trim excess paper.

Step 3

To cover the roof, gather a bunch of pine needles and sink into a dab of hot glue on a hot-glue mat, letting glue harden on mat. Use more hot glue to attach pine needle bunches to roof. Alternatively, cut birch bark into 1-by-1 1/2-inch rectangles and use hot glue to attach these pieces as "shingles" to the roof, starting at the bottom edge and overlapping up to the peak.

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Step 4

Use gold Liquid Leaf to paint the pine needles, or use Rub 'n Buff gold finish to accent bark shingles.

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Step 5

Add hot-glue icicles to roof edge with gold glitter hot-glue sticks, if desired.

Step 6

Finish decorating house with ribbons, Dresden medallions, papers, trims, etc.

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Step 7

To use house box to package food, line inside of house with parchment paper.

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