Katherine, a reader of my blog asked me about sharing the pattern for a house I made a couple of years ago. I made about 4-5 houses with this pattern.
I make my houses out of cardboard to make them strong so they will last for many years, but there are a number of people who make their houses out of card stock like this. With paint and glitter and a firm base they are surprisingly sturdy.
The front gable extension pattern can be greatly simplified as well.
I've shown a side view of template taped together to show you that the extension gable is better supported this way. It is much easier to glue on a roof piece with these flaps in place. You may still have to cut the tab pieces a little bit depending on how much light you want to enter the extension.
Wow! Thank you so very much 🙂 this was too kind of you 🙂 🙂 🙂
Have you ever tried constructing with foam core? You might fancy it and it is sturdy and easy to work with (the secret is a sharp knife blade). No need for tabs and it's a snap to glue. I used it to make tiny houses as Christmas ornaments and they were lightweight which didn't weigh down the tree branches.
P.S. Love the owl in a box--brilliant!
I haven't really constructed anything with foam core because I have so much trouble cutting it with nice straight edges - I guess I didn't know the sharp knife secret. I will have to try that after the Christmas season is over. Thank you.
I LOVE your little houses!!! Thank you so much for sharing them~!
I am Sheila in California and I would like to make one like your little brick one. If I may?
Blessings in your work,