Hello everyone! I'm back with a little blog about a gift that I made for my parents. My parents are in the process of moving so I wanted to make them a little bit of décor of their current house to hang up in their new home. I wanted to do something a little different and create a kind of picture out of paper. I used a few pictures of the front of their house as a template and did some painful mental math to create a very crude template. I had a 12 by 12 frame to use for the picture so I made sure to draw the template on a 12 by 12 piece of paper to made sure everything matched up.
I then picked the paper that I was going to use for the project. Not pictured here is a blue/white cloud paper that I ended up using as the background. I went with kraft paper for the base of the house as my parent's house is tan. I thought that the striped tan paper worked well to give the appearance of siding. I also picked the leafy green to make some bushes out of as my parent's house has two bushes in the front.
From there it was really just doing some mental math and also a lot of winging it. I used my paper cutter to cut out most of the paper pieces and did a few of the smaller, more finicky pieces by hand. As I cut, I just matched everything up to my template to make sure that it was lining up correctly.
I did also use my Cricut to cut out some circles of the green paper so the bushes were roughly the same size. I then just freehanded some shrub-ish shapes out of the circles.
As I mentioned earlier, I used a cloud paper as the background to look like the sky and then just started gluing on all of the pieces. I used a combination of double sided tape made for paper for the larger pieces and some liquid glue for the smaller pieces. the gluing was a bit painstaking, but much easier since I had a template to work with. And here is the finished product! The little blacked out part is my parent's house number.
From start to finish, this project took me maybe 3 or 4 hours on a Saturday. Much like the floorplan frame I made in my last blog, I had a lot of fun doing it and would be more than willing to make one for anything interested. If so, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Sunday everyone!
I am a 24-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!