What could be sweeter for a little girl than a little chipboard house that holds a secret album that tucks away underneath it?
You will find the template to make a little house of your own here
Just print onto ONE A4 sheet - you may need to scale your image depending on your printer. Once you have your printed template, cut out the house pieces, trace them onto chipboard and once again cut them out before gluing each piece to your chosen pattern paper.
NOTE – see the below images for the way I attached my chipboard to my pattern paper! If you leave a little gap between each piece, this will allow for easing folding later on. Notice how, once the glue was dry, I trimmed the pattern paper to size, leaving a little ‘flap’ on either end of the strip? One of the pieces was wrapped to the back of the chipboard and glued into place to provide a near 'end'; whilst the other piece was used to attach one side of the strip to the other w- hich in turn holds the frame of the house together!
The roof was constructed in a similar manner, with the two chipboard pieces attached to the pattern paper with a slight gap through the middle. I also attached another smaller piece of pattern paper to the inside of the roof for added strength and so that the inside looked relatively neat too! It was then just a simple matter of using a clear drying liquid adhesive to attach the roof to the house walls!
The door and the window were cut from chipboard and then mounted onto pattern paper with foam tape which added some dimension and the rest of the house was decorated with scalloped pattern paper, pearl trim, rubons and punched blossoms.
The mini album that tucks inside measures 5cm x 6cm and I used my ‘Bind It All’ to join all the pages together – so simple but a sheer delight for a little girl to fill with special drawings or photos!
The base was simply covered in pattern paper on both sides and trimmed with pearls - very simple but so pretty too!
You could also alter my design a little by attaching the house itself to the base and creating a hinged rood OR even half of the roof so that it opened up to reveal a place to tuck the mini album inside OR even hair ties & clips or other little precious keepsakes!
I have another design for a house that I want to make in the future too - so stay tuned for that one!
If you do happen to use my template and make a little house for yourself - I would dearly love to see it and share your wonderful creation with my fellow blog readers too! Just drop me an email!
Until next time,