Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Little House-ly Encouragement


To give you a little nudge, a little head start on your Christmas crafts, I've provided you with a few little printable house plans for these tissue box house ornaments I've made.

Here's a little house now... very simple and a tad plain really.


Here are a few that I've embellished with dimensional paint...





Use the printable tissue box template and make a few. Vary the dimensions and you get a bunch of different ones. All of these are from ONE tissue box!




And while you're at it... I mean, if you're going to be making them anyway, you may as well join in the fun of THE GREAT TISSUE BOX CHALLENGE, right?

Check it out!



35 comments:

  1. Wow, these are so SO pretty! Love the red painted one. Thanks ten billion for the template, you are an angel. Because I do not measure stuff very well.

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  2. That is so cute! What a brilliant idea. The embellished one is so pretty.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  3. Thank you ! I might use the idea !!! And I 'll see if I join the challenge ...

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  4. Wow Michele how cute are these little boxes...love em xx

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  5. I just love love love to see creative ideas that re-use items we noramlly would throw away. Your houses remind me of ones my mom had when I was a kid - they had glitter on them, some even had lights inside.

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  6. I needed the nudge. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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  7. you're an absolute winner. love these.

    So, good in fact, that i'm going to invite you to come link it up so our readers can find you. http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-19/

    new parties open every wednesday so you can keep on featuring your excellent tutorials with us over time. I sure welcome yours as this is very creative... and green. now how great is that!?

    Rose

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  8. Those are DARLING! Thanks so much for these, I'll be linking.

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  9. Those are SUPER cute! Thanks for the idea!

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  10. Thanks Michele, these are wonderful! And who knew they were so tiny? Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday, I wouldn't want to do it without you! all the best!
    I have to admit though, if I get my hands on an actual tissue paper box, I'm going to make a crocheted granny cover! I think I'll make houses from cereal boxes.....

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  11. Adorable! I hope you can come link them up at the Craft Catwalk!
    http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

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  12. I have done something with your idea .. But Iam afraid you can't count me in the challenge ... I didn't respect the rules ... Typical ! See :
    http://fromgr.blogspot.com/2010/11/little-houses-for-christmas.html

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  13. What darling little ornaments! Fabulous project - would love for you to link up this weekend to Passion for Paint.

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  14. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff Linky Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  15. Thanks SO much for this! I'll be making some for sure!

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  16. Love these & have included them in today's features at Sew Can Do. Stop by & grab a Featured On button!

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  17. I am soooo in love with these! I wish I had found them before the challenge was over. Awesome. I included this in my link love post for today!

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  18. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the template.

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  19. These are AWEsome. I love love love the way you've decorated them: so artistically. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope it's ok that I've linked your post in my houses link list on my blog? Thanks again, :o) Mel

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  20. HI-I know this post is kind of older, but I was wondering if you can tell me what you used to hold the house together. Was it glue or package tape? They are just darling and I am not crafty at all and have to bring a craft to a holiday get together and this looks perfect. If you could answer me, I would so appreciate it! Thanks so much.

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  21. Hi Adrienne,

    I used clear packing tape to hold the houses together. That way the seams are essentially invisible and give a really nice finish on the houses.

    Hope that helps!

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  22. Thank you so much Michele!! I am so excited to make these little houses!

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  23. thanks for these Michele. I made one each of these into teensy glitter homes. I used an exacto knife so I could set the homes on twinkle lights.

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  24. Thanks, Michele! These are too cute!
    xoxo
    Joy

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  25. Oh Michele,
    I just can't keep my fingers from typing in your blog! Every single time I look around, I find yet another creative, green idea. You are amazing - where do you find the time to get so much done,plus raise a family!
    I do have a question - are these houses you are showing us made from a decorative tissue box which you have then added more decoration to?? I live in Europe and so would not be able to recognize if the box was printed already. I do remember how nice the tissue boxes were when I did live in the States 25 years ago! Oh my!! How time does fly! It just seems from the pics that the box has got the blue designs then you have added the puffy paint on top. Thanks so very much for sharing with all of us (less talented) crafters, Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Yes you're absolutely correct. The tissue box is blue and grey and then I've added a little dimensional paint in red, blue and gold. Hope that helps. :)

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  26. Hi Michele,
    What a wonderful idea!!! I have tried to access the link to the template but I keep getting a link to a Google website... what am I doing wrong??? I would love to get the template and make these adorable little houses!
    Thanks,
    Debbi

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  27. These are so cute - thank you for the pattern and I always save my tissue boxes as I reuse them in mini albums. They designs are so pretty!

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  28. I also had a problem with the template so thanks to Debbi for addressing this. When I printed out the template, it looks so darn small - is this the size you used???? I know from looking at your photos that they really are tiny so I suppose the template is true to scale. Lisa

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    1. They are quite small (but very cute too). :)

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  29. These are adorable! Thank you for the template! I am thinking of making some as ornaments, maybe some twinkle light covers like someone else suggested, maybe also package tags, or a tiny village for my daughters to play with. So many possibilities!

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  30. I love these...can't wait to make some for my little tree! tfs :)

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