Hopefully everyone had a nice three day weekend. I for one did. I got to catch up on a lot of craft projects that have been sitting on the shelf. So I'll share one with you guys today. It's a really cute one. Why do we think miniature things are so damn adorable? Anyway here we go:
Foam Core Sheet
Card Stock (various colors)
So first you want to cut a simple 2D house shape out of your foam core sheet (a square with a triangle on top). Then glue your shape back onto the foam core, and cut out your shape again. You will be doing this around 6 or 7 times until you get your desired house depth. It will look like this:
Then take your colored card stock and cut out a strip long enough to reach all the way around your mini house and tall enough to reach the peak of the roof. Then wrap it around the house.
Glue down the card stock on the front face of the house. Don't glue the rest of the sides yet or it will be hard to work with. Now take your scissors and trim the lining of the house.
Now you can glue down all the sides.
This is the roof I cut out.
Once your roof is cut out, place it atop the house and press down to form a curved crease.
Cut a small line in the middle of the crease and fold it so one side of the crease is overlapping the other. then glue the roof on. Glue the overhanging pieces down. And glue down the overlapping cut in the crease you just made.
You can glue on the bottom if you like. Just cut out a rectangle as big as needed and glue to the bottom.
Now you can cut out tiny embellishments out of card stock or paper. I made mine on photoshop using the ruler as a very helpful guide and printed them out. But if you don't want to hassle with that then you can just cut shapes out of your colored card stock. I highly recommend using small scissors because it is really hard to cut out such tiny things with big scissors. Glue on your doors, steps, windows, awnings, bushes, etc. And now you have your very own cute little house.
If you really want to get creative you can cut out a chimney. Or you can sculpt your doorstep and bushes out of polymer clay. Just sculpt bake and glue on.
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