Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Little Wooden House Inspired by Jo Firth-Young

Happy Wednesday to you all and today I would like to share a small wooden hanging house that was inspired by one of PaperArtsy's designers Jo Firth Young. To view her trio of houses click on the link

As I didn't have any wonderful house frames like Jo I decided to construct one from some wood off-cuts found in our garage. I drew the shape I required first, then marked it out onto the strips of wood and cut them with a saw.

The edges were sanded and then the pieces of wood were stuck onto a thickish piece of card with pva glue. once dry this was then cut round with a craft knife. The house measures 12cm high and 8cm across.

I then drilled a small hole in the top from which to hang from.

The wood was then painted using a mix of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic in Nougat and Pumpkin Soup. The random stone work was stamped in Pumice Stone DI using a stamp from Jofy 12 stamp set.

The door was cut from a piece of Co-Ordinations card stock using Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings Die, lightly sanded, the knocker was stamped using  Crafty Individuals set 304 and embossed in pewter EP. The door handle is a small button.

The white picket fence was cut using Memory Box Wrought Iron Fence Die.

The ivy leaves on the roof were stamped and then cut out using Jofy 28 stamp set.

The leaves and flowers on the left hand side were stamped using Jofy 12 and the flower heads on the right hand side were made using Jofy 13.

Although its hard to see in the photo the flower heads were all cut and layered. I had real fun making this little house and I would definitely make more, perhaps add a chimney to the next one! They would make great fridge magnets, especially if someone was moving house and you added the house number or name.

Well I'm off to pick the ripe tomatoes in the greenhouse to make a batch of tom sauce to be frozen down for the winter months ahead ( hard to think of the winter while we are having such a fabulous September).

Thanks as always for stopping by and if you have a spare 5mins do pop over and see Jo's 3 houses on PaperArtsy's Blog.
Take Care and enjoy your week.
Jane x


  1. This is great, Jane, I love that you made it from scratch!

    Lucy x