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Okay, so yeah... I love making little houses! I can't help it! These are super super easy and a quick way to add a special touch to a centerpiece, mantle or bookshelf. I used the super fun amber flickering battery candles, you can find these at any craft store. Now let's get to it!
You will need:
4- 6x6 Pieces of sheet music or book pages (use new-vintage will not emboss or fold well)
Elmers Glue or Modge Podge
Cut out and emboss 4 pages of sheet music I used Embossalicious Christmas Elegance by Crafter Companion
I used my Creatopia to emboss and this is my "sandwich"-follow instructions for your embosser
Next I used my Colorbox memory Essentials Stylus and my Colorbox Ink to brush out the highlights on the embossed paper
next "eyeball" fold over, overlapping about 1/4 inch
Now, watch carefully-I then meet the two folds I just made in the middle, and press down again. There is NO adhesive yet-we are simply making folds so we know where to cut our windows
Grab a piece of scrap chipboard and cut out a window template-free hand it! You can do it!
Now on each of the 4 sides-trace out your window, varying the heights-but not too low or too high!
OPTION: before you fold up take your brush and glue and LIGHTLY spread some glue on the inside and sprinkle with glitter
Now we are ready for adhesive. Run a line down the "extra" edge
now fold it back up again
fold back out to for a square
Close up the top, like wrapping a present
grab your stapler-and close her up!
When you open it back up- you can use a pencil end to straighten up the sides- you can create different house shapes by simply pushing the folds up higher or leaving them low
Finished! Now just pop it over a batter operated tea light
Or on second thought- hopefully you saw my option above and already added a little glue and glitter- I used a paintbrush and just dabbed some glue in and spinkled my glitter in- I just found it glowed a little more sparkly that way!
Look how cute they all look together!
-Have fun and Happy House Building!