Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Caitlin's little Christmas houses!

This is the outcome of the paper crafting Caitlin was working on over the weekend. There are 20 little houses all made out of one yes just one tissue box. I bought some pretty diamante stickers and 3 different colours of glitter glue and let her decorate to her hearts content. A couple of weeks ago Michelle challenged her readers to see how many houses we could make out of one tissue box aka "The great tissue box challenge". To join in on this challenge was a no-brainer for me as Caitlin loves to  create something from empty cardboard boxes in general but tissue boxes are her favourite. I guess she really is a cheap child to keep entertained :)

Lots of swirls and a heart...

This little red roofed one is one of my favourites.

Michelle has a great little pattern for making these houses over here. This is a great craft activity for kids and I think they would look great hanging on a Christmas tree.

We quite like them lined up like this. It reminds me of a street at night-time with all the houses covered in Christmas lights.
You can check out all the the other tissue box houses over here on Michelle's blog.

16 comments:

Anji* said...

Caitlin's houses look lovely! I like the red-roofed one too, she is very creative :)

doro K. said...

very nice embellished houses! they look very wintry!

many greetings, doro.

Leslie said...

these are awesome!!! they look like the perfect Christmas village

mermaid said...

Oh, these houses are so cute! So beautiful and colourful! Can`t even choose my favourite- love them all!

Ariane said...

Wow!!! Caitlin did such a great job with her houses. They are gorgeous!!! And she made 20 of them with a tissue box. That's amazing. I love how she decorated them. Love them!!!!

Lis said...

Ooooh, glitter! Lovely.

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Catherine! These are so great! She really did the challenge right, so many houses! And all super cute. I love your village pictures.

Amy said...

Fabulous! 20 houses! Good for her. I nearly collapsed after 18. They are a lot of work! They look great all lined up together!

Rafael's Mum said...

So sweet! Caitlin has obviously inherited your creative genes!

DM said...

This is Nice too ! wasn't it a great idea that Michèle gave us ? I will see my grandkids next week, and I will make some more , even if the challenge is closed!It is fun to see what the others do with the same pattern !!

Diane said...

Those are adorable! Love them set up as a little Christmas town and your idea of using on a tree would be cute too!

Michele Pacey said...

Caitlin (and Catherine)! I was sure I left a comment earlier but it seems to have vanished in the ether. Well, I just want to say how amazed I am at ALL these wonderful little houses you've made! Each unique and with its own sparkling personality! I am so grateful that you took the time to participate in the challenge and I am just loving your artistic efforts! Wow! What a great job you did! Hugs all around!

Michele

XUE said...

Good job Caitlin! You sure are as talented as your creative mom!

Lara said...

Too cute! Well done! We're going to make some of these today

http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/christmas-ornaments-for-kids?lpgStart=1&currentslide=1&currentChapter=1#slide_15

Hope all is going well at your end of the country! We've had sunshine all week! It is AMAZING!

by Daisy said...

i see craftiness and taste run in the family! these are lovely :)

wishes, true and kind said...

These are just wonderful! How sweet and festive! They make me smile :)

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