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Topic: Teeny Tiny Stone Cottage (Grandma's house)  (Read 4213 times)
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« on: August 03, 2014 08:18:07 AM »

I had a little Votive House Shrine kit from Alpha Stamps, and decided to make it into Red Riding Hood's Grandma's cottage in the woods. The stones are actually just cut from a cardboard egg carton. I had never used this technique before, but it was so simple, and looks so good! It did take me forever to "build" those walls, though. (I have a new-found respect for stone masons everywhere.) The roof shingles are cut from sandpaper.


It's such a sweet little size: just 4" tall x 2-1/8" wide. I spent a lot of time choosing Grandma-like papers for the inside walls and floor, but once I determined that the house should be made of stone, I love the outside so much that I made a fourth wall (the kit comes with three walls). Here's the house with a quarter, for scale:


When you open the door, there's Red Riding Hood. She does not seem aware that the wolf, dressed in Grandma's gown, is ready to strike. C'mon, sister, boot up!


Around back, there's a vine taking over.


I am seriously toying with the idea of making little Christmas and Halloween themed houses with that kit. I love the scale of the house, and if you don't add the fourth wall, it's perfect for votive candles. Most of the supplies I used can be found here, on Alpha Stamps, and there's more info on how I made the roof and stones on my blog

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014 08:51:27 AM »

How adorable!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014 08:55:08 AM »

This is amazing. The walls are beautiful and the sandpaper roof looks like real shingles. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014 10:04:16 AM »

love the amount of detail you got on such a small house!  It would be fun to do holiday themed ones!  Or an entire neighborhhood...what are the plants made of?  paper?
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014 10:10:40 AM »

So tiny and realistic!  Love the stone look on the outside, I bet it took a looooong time to build those walls....
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014 10:21:07 AM »

That is just too cute!  I love everything about it.
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What a charming and cute house!
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014 11:18:56 AM »

Thanks, everyone! In answer to a couple of comments:

what are the plants made of?  paper?

The vine is from Alpha Stamps; it's a little garland. I cut it apart to give it branches.

I bet it took a looooong time to build those walls....

I am embarrassed about the amount of time it took. If I had to do it again, I might try to cut more square and rectangular block to see if they would fit together better. There was a lot of fussy trimming going on.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014 12:44:29 PM »

So cute! It must have taken ages to arrange the 'stones' around those windows!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014 02:16:00 PM »

Oh my goodness! The inside is so awesome.
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