Today I'd like to showcase a nifty trend that kept jumping out at me from quite a few sites this holiday season:
snowy village by twelve22
I'm referring to the making of tiny paper houses... with enough variety to cause this Weeds fan to start humming the show's theme song, Little Boxes.
cereal box houses by Bella Dia
Perhaps the wee ones are on school vacation this week and would enjoy making homes for their Lego people, or maybe, like me, you'll file the ideas away until next year when it's time to think about a theme for your Christmas mantel or tree. Visit each site for a tutorial, some with print-outs.
milk carton/cookie-carrier houses from MayaMade
glittered cereal box village by A Field Journal
And lastly, because almost nothing is impossible in this world we inhabit, here's a true house made of paper!photo credit: MaissonBisson
Elis F.Stenman began to build a summer home as anyone would in Massachusetts in 1922, with a wood frame, roof, and floors... but something caused him to choose a different path when it came to the walls, doors, and furnishings.
He used varnished newspapers - approximately 100,000 of them, 215 layers thick - to construct the walls.
curtain detail - Lookie! Folded paper stars!The house is now a museum and is open for tours. Stop in to read the headlines.