Heart Houses for Valentine’s DayJanuary 23, 2012 2:50 am Craft Trends, Crafts, Holidays, Kid's Crafts, Paper Crafts, Printables, Spring, Techniques and Mediums, Valentine's Day, Winter
By General Crafts Contributor Mina, from the blog Mina’s Journal.
How to make the Heart House:
Trim around the outer lines of the house and the roof. Fold the roof in half widthwise to make the peak. Fold along the tab ends and sides of house as shown in the template.
Glue where indicated on the model. I found it better to glue the house together first, before putting on the roof. Line up the peak fold to match the top of the triangular top of the house.
Glue the roof to the tabs of one side of the Heart House. Glue the other side of the roof to the remaining side of the Heart House.
Ideas for Heart Houses
Make a few houses for a table centerpiece, or a shelf display.
Cut out windows, cover the inside window spaces with lunch paper. Pop the finished house over a LED light source, for night time illumination.
To use as a gift box glue the house onto a card base. Make it a little larger than the house and paint it green or use green card. Pop a gift inside the house before joining the roof.
To use the house to play with, cut along the top and bottom lines of the windows and down the middle. Fold open for shutter type windows.Cut along the top and down one side of the door. Fold door open and make paper dolls for your Heart House.
To make your own house, trace the template and design your own windows and doors, then make them up.
Have Fun! Happy Crafting!
*Design by Mina Keenan