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« Reply #1900 on: March 22, 2015 02:27:23 PM »



Here is my wee house made from a deodorant stick that I decided had no business in the landfill. I also possess the 'before' picture of the first bit i did on it, which consisted of burning the holes with my childhood woodburner because the plastic was far too tough to cut. That pic is on another device, will add at some future point.



Original stick was men's deodorant, thus the side grips were black. Ironically, they have been transformed into mini greenhouses using the rounded shoulders of a dish soap bottle. Ludi answered my question about what glue to use for plastic-on-plastic.



Tree is simply glue and embroidery floss.



An early step was to put wallpaper inside and tiny plastic windows with curtains. Unfortunately, the woodburning tool caused so much plastic to melt on the the "floor" and it hardened quickly, thus rendering it impossible to do much of anything to the first story.



"Clapboarding" consists of cut paper strips. Window trim is painted toothpicks. Oddly enough, I used whiteout because I had no acrylic paint anywhere! Tiny figures courtesy of ChameleonHound, who gave me dozens of them. Girl holding kite ~ kitestring nice and taught at first, then for some reason got heavier during placement. So I anchored it to the house using a human hair. Railings and balconies are embroidery floss, as is ladder.



Stovepipe is yogurt lid foil wrapped around q-tip with tip cotton simply fluffed to to be "smoky." First attempt at roof (aka deodorant lid) consisted of many layers of decoupaged-on sparkly tissue paper, which looked like hell! So to correct that I put it in my crockpot, which serves as my constant humidifier for my little dry room. The paper came off nicely, however I change the crockpot water weekly and did not realize that after dumping it in the toilet I had already flushed, and thus lost my lid. Sad I have not informed my landlord. I had to go out and get a whole nother lid, which was not easy because they no longer sold the product!! Second lid more successful with just house paint.



Balcony potted plants ~ seed beads on embroidery floss with paper bag pots. Green base for entire scene is glued layers of mesh laundry bag. Flowers surrounding ~ also floss with tiny bits of a goodwill shirt. Project traveled 20 miles over Vermont potholes to Acadian Driftwood's house to be photographed - miraculously, it arrived in one piece! Thank you Rosie for the wonderful pics.



Blue stone foundation ~ glued on unbaked sculpy. It was quite a challenge, but a delight to work on this
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« Reply #1901 on: March 22, 2015 02:52:31 PM »

Wow, so pretty, fanciful, and detailed!   Cheesy
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« Reply #1902 on: March 23, 2015 12:37:14 AM »

I can't get over all the tiny detail on such a tiny project. It's superb.
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« Reply #1903 on: March 23, 2015 02:43:24 AM »

Just incredible!!!! I was waiting for the pictures of that little container. I wasn't disappointed. Wonderful job as usual. Love it!!!
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« Reply #1904 on: March 23, 2015 08:11:18 AM »

oh my gosh!  How fantastic to see a house in "trash"...such tiny details...what a whimsical piece (my favorite is the window garden!)
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« Reply #1905 on: March 24, 2015 07:07:37 AM »

So clever!!  A deodorant stick, who would have thought!  Hooray for inspiration!!
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« Reply #1906 on: March 24, 2015 08:14:43 AM »

Genius repurposing of an everyday object! I think I love the little fairy houses that are made out of human trash best of all - a very modern fairy!
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« Reply #1907 on: March 24, 2015 03:51:44 PM »


Got a new family member yesterday and could not resist making a cabana for him!!
At first he went in and checked out the interior (he said it looks bigger on the outside.) I closed the door and Cortez actually opened it with his wee nose!!
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« Reply #1908 on: March 24, 2015 04:22:13 PM »

I love the little cabana!  Is it fabric, or paper?

Is Cortez a mouse, or a baby rat?

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« Reply #1909 on: March 24, 2015 04:45:28 PM »

I love the little cabana!  Is it fabric, or paper?

Is Cortez a mouse, or a baby rat?

Fabric.  Mouse.


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