Monday, March 2, 2015

Crafty Secrets March Linky Party Going green! Plus a full tutorial

Can you just feel the spring sun and hear birds chirping when you see these adorable little houses?
This month the theme for the Crafty Secrets linky party is "going green" you could make anything spring, Easter, or garden related, OR use recycled items to be a green crafty girl! I chose to revamp a few toilet paper rolls!

Want to see how I made them? Below I have a step by step tutorial so you can make your own!

1. Gather a few paper tubes I decided 3 in a row would be cute! Paint them with craft paint and a sponge brush. Allow to dry completely.

I'm a messy painter, all part of the fun times! 

I printed 3 sheets of computer paper on both sides choosing from the Crafty secrets 99 cent double sided digital papers. I used pink rosebuds, letter press and red teal floral I trimmed them to 6'X6"

 Fold the paper into a half triangle trimming the excess strip and set it aside to create your chimney later!

Now fold half of that triangle to the center, using your point as your folding guide. Now Fold the opposite side into the center.

you should have a hot mess that looks like this, don't worry I promise this works! :)

Now you fold up half of the triangle again towards the top (the point being the top) as pictured.

This is the result, I like all the folds showing, and they fit perfectly onto this size tube!

Now add your embellishments! I made a fringe of crepe paper, added pom poms, glitters, buttons, and hand drew my doors and windows with a sharpie onto the scraps of paper. I folded my strips and tucked them into the roof with a spot of hot glue.

I recommend hot glue for most of the roof embellishments if you want to display these little cottages, you can also add a bottom to them and give them as Easter treats!

I printed a few sentiments from the Spring Bunnies Crafty secrets digital stamp set, and trimmed them and of course coated them with clear coarse glitter! The roof of each house is also sprinkled with a bit of glitter for shimmer and springtime fun!

I hot glued a bit of moss along the bottom and spritzed the moss with spray glue and immediately sprinkled glitter on the moss, this was messy but the effect is pure magic! And Mr. bunny  (also from the spring bunnies stamp set) has a sparkly home in addition to a fluffy tail!

Now it's YOUR turn!  Simply create a NEW project featuring CRAFTY SECRETS products and link it up before midnight PT, Sunday, March 15th and you could be the winner of our wonderful prize package this month.  The team will be hopping by to take a look at your wonderful creations, and we just can't wait to see what you make.The prize winner will be announced here on Tuesday, March 18th...and don't be surprised if we share some of your creations on the crafty secrets Facebook Page or even on the blog!  

The whole team has the most amazing spring projects complete with tutorials!  go on now and take a look at them!!!

Our guest designer Karen
Our Team leader Kathy
Shantaie {that's me}


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Shantaie, these make me grin from ear to ear every single time I see them! They are just filled with whimsy and joy! Your tutorial is fabulous, too! Thanks for another wonderful Linky party project!

Diane said...

These are the cutest, cutest, little bunny house I have ever seen...I am going to surprise my Mom with some of fun...and you already know I want to live in one...LOL!!!

Unknown said...

These are adorable! What a happy little village for the Easter bunny to live in :)

Darlene said...

OMG these are so darn cute and clever! Thanks for the details ... added to my todo list (boy that list is getting long! lol)

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Shantaie your whimsical little toilet roll houses are so 'fairy enchanting' and perfect with the ruffles, flowers, sparkle and bunny you added! My niece would love these. I like how you drew the cute little windows and doors on. One of my fave things about the papers is you never use up a favorite design. Heck, you could make a fairy village!

Great tutorial!

The Paper Toile said...

Too cute! Love the creativity. These would be so fun to make with my little girl!

Gloria Stengel said...

Beyond creative. I am sure I can see tiny fairies peeking out the windows of those tiny houses. So cute!