The Wilkins House Putz House finished for the Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
Finally, I have finished my most ambitious little cardboard house – the Wilkins House. It is based on a famous house in my hometown that was saved from the destruction by moving it and fully renovating it in its new site. I figured it would be a good project for the next Habitat for Humanity auction which isn’t until October. I am glad I finished it now because it basically took me about 2 months to get it done.
Another view of the Wilkins House
Bird’s Eye View of the Wilkins House Roofline
Recap of the Wilkins House challenges – links to previous posts about making this house
To recap the challenges in making this house, I’ve written 6 blog posts describing the process:
Major Challenge in Making this House? Accurate Measurements
My major challenge is always measuring accurately. All the pieces had to fit together or the house would look wonky like some of the elements on the Spring Mansion, the prototype house. I wouldn’t say that the pieces are perfect, but they are pretty dang good for me. I am very pleased with how the house has turned out. I am hoping the house will bring a lot of money for Habitat of Greenville during the October auction fundraiser.
Next on the Crafting Agenda?
What is next on my crafting agenda? Now I get to make Halloween houses which will be sold (not auctioned like this one) to raise money for Habitat – my favorite houses to make. The first one I plan to make is a simplified Halloween version of the Wilkins House. I hope I can complete it much faster than this one.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Add a Die Cut
Oh, I am going to share this project with an online challenge. I found that the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is “Add a Die Cut”. I have used a number of dies in this project. My favorites are the windows from the Tim Holtz Village Manor (I love these windows!!) and then the rooftop dies. The other die used was the fence die where I used the offcuts to make the balusters and the notching around the top of the house. I’m saving all the fence pieces I cut out for the next few Halloween houses I will be making.
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