Saturday, January 07, 2012

{Little Boxes Made of Ticky Tacky}

I've been paper crafting. That makes me a very happy girl. This time, altered paper-
mache houses. Today's the day to share the goods.

First, a note: One would think homemade gifts are a no-brainer way to skirt buying things
made overseas. But I'm fairly sure every item I bought from the big craft stores to make
these came from China. *Sigh* It's a tough battle to wage.

They are still really cute, if I don't say so myself. It basically took me three afternoons to
make these, plus time for gathering supplies. Not bad, huh?

I made one, it's in entirety, with these lovely ladies in November. Christa hosted a craft
day, and I walked everyone through the process of making their own.

From left to right: Me, Kendall, Christa, Sarah, D'Arcy, and Patti

Here's what we made! D'Arcy blinged hers out with wreaths, and she built a paper door.
(I love it.) Patti's is the second one in, followed by mine, Kendall's, Christa's, and Sara's.
Sara hand drew molding to her door frame and made an awesome, textured snowy roof.
It doesn't show well in this photo, but trust me, it rocks. They all do.

With one done, I felt inspired to make four more at home. Here's the finished product,
too late to gift for Christmas 2011 done just in time to give as birthday presents in 2012!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you're all healthy, happy and well. Take care.


SplendidlyImperfect said...

Ooh, I hope Christa reads this and gets that song stuck in her head again! HAHAHA!!!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

What a CUTE idea, these turned out fabulous!!

Adri said...

You gals did a great job!! they look beautiful.

House of Foodies said...

So crafty and cute! and love the 2012 blog design :)