DIY house storage

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 20 Apr, 2017

We can't think of a better way to get your craftroom in shape than with this sweet stash house! Not only will this container look great in your craft room, but it also has plenty of room of store different items, from twine to tools. Grab some cork sheets, or try with chalkboard or metal-effect sheets!

1. Cut off three of the sides of a landscape shadow box lid, leaving one long edge intact; this will make the hinge for the door. Place the lid on the back of a sheet of adhesive funky foam and draw around it with a pencil. Trim to create a foam frame, repeating two more times. Peel off the backing and layer the foam frames on top of the lid.

2. Trim four 7cm cork squares and fold these around the corners of the frame. Snip into the corners of the cork and fold in on the inside edges. On the outside, fit the corners together and cut away the excess to make a neat join.

3. Cut two 12 x 5cm pieces of adhesive cork sheet, and another two that measure 18 x 5cm. Wrap the panels around each side of your frame, with the edges on the inside. Don’t cover the hinge; use a craft knife to remove any excess. Glue the acetate sheet from the box behind the framed door. Cut 2cm strips of cork and attach on top to hide the edges.

4. For the roof, trim a cardstock triangle to measure 21cm tall and 22.5cm wide at the base, including a 3cm tab along the bottom. Fix this to the back of the box. Cut two 24 x 10cm strips of cardstock and fold down the length. Overlap the two strips to form one piece and glue to the inside to seal together. Fold in half across the width. Make a tab by snipping two 2cm strips from the length of the card and fold lengthways. Glue these to the back of the base, with the sides facing up, and stick the folded roof onto these tabs. Attach the top corners of the box to the roof to secure.

5. Paint the inside of the roof with Artiste Acrylic Paint in Sea Spray. Cut strips of scalloped tiles from wood effect sheets (either freehand or with a border punch) and attach to the roof, starting from the bottom and working your way up. For the eaves, fold the edge of the strip and glue onto the side of the roof.

6. Use strong tape to attach the door tab to the side of the house. On the opposite side, thread up a button and pierce through the door frame to make a handle. Tie in a knot on the inside. Use more tape to attach another length of thread to the side of the house, just below the button. This will enable you to wrap the thread around the button to shut the door. Cover all the exterior sides of the house with the remaining cork. Paint the inside boxes with various colours of acrylic paints and slot in place when dry.

Project and how-to instructions by Little Button Diaries. Project originally published in the January issue (78) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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