Make sure you leave time to stop by Kringle Toys, where the glowing chandelier casts a warm glow as shoppers come in from the newly fallen snow.
Outside, someone has forgotten their mittens atop the patio table and some children clearly didn't have time to finish their snowman.
Tutorial--How to make the Kringle Christmas Toy Store
Making the brick walls was surprisingly easy thanks to Jess Armstrong. I modified Jess' wonderful technique so that I would have slightly larger bricks. Make sure you check out her quick and easy YouTube tutorial.
Begin by cutting sheets of foam core to match your store's outside walls. On one side strip away the paper covering.
Add plastic to the inside of the windows. I used a 3M Film Insulator Kit, but there are plenty of clear plastics that will work. Use extra chipboard and paint to create bay window shelves.
Adhere the sticky side of frosted film to a rectangle of clear plastic and adhere inside the transom window. Use a stencil and Sharpie marker to add the word "TOYS".
Assemble games and dolls from the Kringle Toy Store Printable and add them and other miniatures to shelves.
Use your fingers to dab spay adhesive onto the windows and then add faux snow and glitter to achieve a frosted look. If you don't use gloves, prepare to have sticky fingers for a day or two!
Paint wooden skewers gold and add tiny flags to roof. Add chandelier through roof to add warm lighting.
Finally put a pot of hot cocoa on your stove for all your life-sized visitors who come to enjoy your handiwork. Then sit back and enjoy the season. Merry Christmas everyone! xoxo -Betsy
10 inch Bay Window
Kitchen Wall Shelf Unit (2)
Wrought Iron Patio Table
Set of Stools
Paper Calliope Kringle Toy Store Printable
Canvascorp Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe
Canvascorp Pink and Ivory Dot
Deck the Halls
Tiny Dollhouse Scenes
3M Film Insulator Kit
Tim Holtz Frosted Film
Faux snow flakes
Hot glue gun