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Light-up winter houses made with tea boxes and air dry clay

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Using an electric tea light and any small household product boxes—tea, toothpaste, snack bar, etc—you can create sweet winter houses that light up. In this DIY video, Clay It Now demonstrates how store bought or homemade air dry clay can shape the house and add some snowdrift magic.

gluing the structure together
Additional materials for your winter houses can include any cardboard, paper bag, and clear plastic scraps, hot glue, tape, cutting materials, joint compound or texture paste, clay-friendly paints, a few model-train size evergreen trees, and a plaster/baking soda mix that can be sprinkled like snow over a thin layer of wet glue.

paste coverage
The tea light battery is accessible from the bottom. Do not use tea light candles. From the caption:

“It’s easy to make this house and doesn’t require special painting skills because most of surfaces were covered with snow at the end. I love the snow effect on this little project which I did it in 2 ways.”

sprinkling snow
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