But I had a challenge - something I had NEVER done before and even though it was late and took me much longer than I expected, I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED the results.
The challenge was to take a pint size carton (I used a Dannon Whipping Cream one even though I pictured a different one for you to get the idea of what I meant by carton) and decorate it only given a color or two.
|Welcome home little Tinkering Fairies!|
|Three little blue eggs nestled on comfy moss.|
|I originally layered the house in pink Bazzill bling paper but that didn't seem to give the outside feel, so I cut strips off a piece of BoBunny paper.|
|A little fairy from Graphic 45 paper looks out between flowering branches. I cut her out of the paper and coated her in Glossy Accents so she would be more "tuff" to handling.|
|These are pieces of shattered blue glass encased in glossy accents that the fish is playing in, every fairy house needs a pond don't you think?|
|Yes, each little stick I broke and added, I had the most fun with this little chimney. I was going to add a bird to sit over the eggs inside it but decided it might make it look like I overly embellished LOL <--yes that was sarcasm|
|I handmade the flower out of Bazzill Paper (Tutu Pink) and that Bee is AWESOME don't you think? It's about 2-inches or so, I think it really adds that WOW-factor.|
|Tucked in there with all the moss, crystals, eggs and flowers is a real snail shell... do you see it leaning against the base of the house?|
|This is the BACK of the house. I put it against the back of the chipboard so I could have a 1" lawn in front :D -- I figured it wouldn't be seen as much so I didn't put so much on it. The fairy is from Graphic 45.|
This is the type of carton to start your own house from (pictured below), I used a pint size carton -- don't forget to completely open it up and wash it out and dry it before you start decorating.