Last year, I was attending one of my favorite monthly events (Long Beach Flea Market) and came across these little cardboard houses. I guess if they were in original perfect condition, they would be worth a lot of money, but lucky for me I found a box of damaged ones for like $20 or so. Each of the houses were in various levels of disrepair. I thought they were super cute and that there was a lot of opportunity to have fun with them as I fixed them.
I’m not always the best at completing projects like this, but in this case, I really enjoyed troubleshooting the structures, adding new walls to stabilize the homes and seeing what the various types of papers do when in use as roofs and ground coverings. I also ended up experimenting with clear glue and all sorts of glitter. So much, in fact, that I had glitter in my house and in my other rooms (and on me) for months after I put everything away.
Since I fixed these, I picked up some Tim Holtz house dies (haven’t used those yet) and this year I hope to make more using those. Just loved these little houses, especially as I changed out from winter house to tropical holiday houses. I can see so many fun possibilities with these things.
I’m looking forward to taking these out this year, and adding to my collection using my dies.