Hello friends! I am so delighted to share a Little Paper House love with you today. You see, I am ever so thankful that you stop in from time to time, to visit with me. A Fanciful Twist is my virtual home, and its doors are always open to you...
Something I have not shared is that (for the past few months) I have been working on two projects. One has been sent off, and the bigger more detailed and complex one, I am still working on. Last week was a challenging week, but I remind myself often to just go with the flow, keep the faith, and continue to work hard. Then everything else will fall into place. I am almost there, with a couple more weeks of work to go, and a deadline to meet.
I usually keep such things to myself - but sometimes it is important to share that, a huge part of what brightens my days, is this space here. Through your words, I imagine your smiling faces. And, for you to go out of your way to share your words with me, is something I cherish more than I can express...
Thank you for taking the time to play, and for believing in the magic of the imagination...
As you may know, I like to share little gifts with you from time to time, such as with free treats & tutorials.
Usually, the inspiration of what to gift you with, comes to me on an unexpected whim. As did, the Little Paper House.
So, let's jump in and I shall share my steps, and a free printable pdf to help you create your own little paper house.
Once you have printed out your PDF (preferably on card-stock), it will look like the image below...
Next, cut out all six squares (4 sides, 2 roof), making sure you cut "outside" the grey lines. Then, tape the "sides" together... (I used clear heavy-duty packing tape)
Fold each seam, to form a box, and tape it closed...
(Make sure you form your box with the printed sides, inside the box)
Then, take the two "roof" pieces and tape them together in the center, folding them to form a pitched roof.
Now, you will simply take your roof, and tape it to two "sides."
It should look like this...
Note that all the printed "side" and "roof" pieces are inside the box. Also, it is a bottomless box, but you can always make a bottom if you choose, out of anything you wish.
There you have it. Now the super fun part begins with embellishing. I used all sorts of scrap papers I had, and hot glued them onto the outside walls of the house (smoothing the hot glue from the inside with a popsicle stick).
I also hot glued moss to the roof, and cut out a little book page to fit in the roof openings. Then I created awnings, again with the help of hot glue. (Please do be very careful if you use hot glue)
The final thing I did to mine is that, I used a discarded wooden box lid as my base, and glued moss to it. I also glued a few mushrooms to the moss, and used peridot green glitter to create a path to the front door, on the moss...
There you have it, your very own Little Paper House...
With much love, from my little house, to yours ;)
I do hope you have a chance to make some of these. And, if you would like to share photos of your little paper house, do send them my way and I will post them ~
For today, I must get back to work on my project. When it is complete, I will let you know many more details ;)
Have a super lovely day!! Thanks again, for being so delightful!
See you soon ~
ps: I gifted my little house to my Mammie for Easter ;)
pss: Yesterday I thought I was having the oddest dizzy spell in my garden, but it turns out I was feeling the earthquake that hit near Mexicali yesterday. Quite an unusual thing in Southern Arizona. Eeeks!
psss: Little House Updates ~ I will post any little houses that you make, and send me photos of (using the above tutorial).
I received some lovely photos from a truly kind soul, Julie Marie of Idyll Hours. This is her little Paper House Below. It is for her three little fairies ;) Thank you Miss Julie Marie, your house is precious!!