i saw these little houses at a press show back in july, a christmas press show in july. i thought they were fabulous. the lady making them helen musslewhite has an increadible talent. she made some fabulous centre pieces which were beyond magnificent. check this centre piece out. truly inspiring.
she did however make some simpler house lanterns, which with tracing paper windows and a little battery tea light inside, looked outrageous too.
i thought i would have a go…
what you will need:
– card of various colours, we just used white to start with
– pencil and ruler
– scalpel and cutting board
– double-sided tape
– glue stick
– battery tea lights
i drew out a simple cube shape, with flaps on two sides and an extended flap at the top of one to attach to the roof later.
then with a pencil i drew where the windows and door would be and cut these out with a scalpel. i then glued some tracing paper over the windows.
i scored the folds with the back of my scapel and put some double sided tape on the tabs down the side of the house and pulled them together and stuck them down.
i cut out a square of card for the roof, and cut a wavy line along two of the edges, and stuck a rectangle of card on top with wavy edges too. makes it look a bit snowy. i stuck this roof onto the larger tab and there it was my first tea light house.
not as blooming brilliant as one of helens but practice will make perfect, i’m sure!