DIY Projects
Dec 2, 2012

Christmas crafts: Vintage paper houses

By: Style at Home

Christmas crafts: Vintage paper houses Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects
Dec 2, 2012

Christmas crafts: Vintage paper houses

By: Style at Home

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Christmas crafts: Vintage paper houses

Materials
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Mini cereal boxes
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • White craft glue
  • Fine crystal glitter
  • Vellum paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glitter card stock or scrapbooking paper

Instructions
1 Paint a mini cereal box and let dry.

2 Using a pencil and a ruler, mark the roofline at the desired angle, holes for the windows and slits for the door awning on the box.

3 Carefully cut them all out using an X-acto knife, making sure not to apply too much pressure on the box.

4 Brush the entire box with craft glue and sprinkle with an even coat of fine glitter. Once dry, delicately shake off the excess glitter.

5 Cut out pieces of vellum slightly larger than the window holes using an X-acto knife and tape them to the inside of the box with double-sided tape.

6 Measure the top of the box and mark the measurements of the roof on the back of the glitter paper, ensuring that it’s ½" larger on all sides. Do the same for the window frames, allowing for a slight overlap.

7 Measure the slits of the door awning and mark the exact length and the width (about ½") on the back of the glitter paper. Do the same for the door and shutters (optional), making them proportional to the size of the box.

8 Cut out all the pieces using an X-acto knife and glue to the house.

Prep time 45 minutes.
Level of difficulty: Advanced.
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