Hello, friends. Want to know how I made the houses?
I used scrapbook paper and cut the shapes out freehand...a rectangle for the house bottom, a triangle for the roof, a small rectangle for the door, squares for the windows, etc. I glued all of the small pieces to the house base (house bottom + roof) using a glue stick. Once all the pieces were secure, I outlined the bits using a charcoal pencil. I sprayed a fixative to seal the charcoal (otherwise it smears everywhere and makes a big mess). Then I put the whole house through my Xyron sticker maker using a repositionable cartridge. That way they are easily moved around or even removed, if need be.
I stuck them to the wall and Ta-DaH!
This is definitely a project the children can help with. I used lots of different papers but I especially love the Small Wonders collection from Brenda Walton. This is a great way to use up scraps, too.
Another idea is to make the doors and shutters openable and put real pictures in the doors and windows.