Canal Houses Tealight Holder

 

 

 Now that boxes are being delivered by the dozens these days, I thought I could make as well something fun out of them. After some drawing and painting and some cutting and gluing I was finished. 

 


I used a small, flat box  for this project, that I turned on its side. 

Cut loose all adhesive tape, so the box can be layed out flat. The drawing will be on what initially was the inside of the box (because the outside of  boxes has lettering on it most of the time and you want your houses to be brown). 

Search Google for lots of canal house ideas and draw a couple of the most beautiful with a white board marker on what you want to be the front of your box(or draw with a pencil, so you can still correct, and then track with a white marker)

Cut out the facades and windows with a little knife (I use blade 11 for all paper cutting projects). 

Cut off the sides and back of the box lower than the front, so they're out of sight behind the canal houses.

Glue white printing paper behind the windows (you can also use tissue paper, but I like the softer light shining through printer paper)

Put tealights behind every facade and voila!

 

Comments

  1. Cute. I liked your Dutch house cushions as well

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  2. Cuteness. Adore . Would love for you to post with us at Funtastic Friday too.

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  3. What a lovely project. I have some Christmas angels playing instruments and some carolers that would just be lovely in front of these houses! Merry Christmas!

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    1. And a bit of snow would make the picture complete! Thanks for your nice comment!

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  4. This is so pretty, Liz! What a gorgeous decoration. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community!

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  6. What cute little houses! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  7. This is lovely, I had an idea to do something similar on our windows once but I used white paper and we have white shutters so the whole thing was a bit pointless as you couldn't really see it very well. I could try kraft card like you have, it might work better. Thanks for the idea, maybe next year!

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    1. Thank you very much! Hope it will turn out as you expected next year!

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  8. I love the canal house thing you have going on. You're being featured on the Little Cottage Link Party today!

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  9. Super cute and a great follow up to your canal house cushions!

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  10. The perfect year for this! Love this idea and featuring when my link party opens. Would be great for a faux gingerbread house for next year too! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you very much, Carol! I saw some great real gingerbread canal houses on Pinterest! I saved that for next year!

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  11. Awesome post and a great way to reuse those boxes. I had considered making houses for my winter mantel but wasn't sure "how" I wanted to make them. Thanks for sharing your post on how to make them. The #HomeMattersParty will be open again this week and I look forward to see what you will share.

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