Children santa's south pole holiday home 2

Published on January 25th, 2016 | by IH guest


Santa’s South Pole Holiday Home

The main structure is built of IKEA FNISS waste paper bins, joined with nuts and bolts and lit with Christmas lights. I built a ride on train that has IKEA push lights too.

I build a different grotto each year for all the children (and adults) we know, in memory of my late father, who built grottos for us as children. Hope you like it!

The base of the igloo

Setting the FNISS wastepaper baskets

Clipping the structure together

Igloo taking shape

Santa's Igloo lit

A train goes round the igloo

Santa's South Pole Holiday Home - inside

Santa's South Pole Holiday Home

~ Alex Blackman

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4 Responses to Santa’s South Pole Holiday Home

  1. Alex says:

    Thanks. Glad you liked it!


  2. Kookiekat says:

    This looks awesome! How many paper bins did you need? Was thee a specific reason to not starting directly on floor level with the paper bins?

    • Alex says:

      77 bins used. idea stopped making these translucent ones and I’d only ordered 76 so had to scoured at for another one to complete it. It had to be raised to create enough headroom for an adult to sit upright inside it.

  3. It was very the advanced “hack”, I must say)) well done, the grotto is awesome, must be very cozy inside)

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