Monday, December 21, 2009

Little Paper Houses

Well, are you all ready for this week? I am slowly getting there. The last big project that I actually felt like I had a deadline for, the kids' teacher gifts, is done. I made 4 houses from the Home Made template. I love these little paper houses. There are some really fun, over-the-top, awesome houses I've seen out there. I definitely kept my decorating to a minimum since I was doing four [And don't mind the off-kilter bows. I was trying to tie the bows by myself while my bow-tying helper was at school.] I think these are such a fun way to package a little goody up. I ran into a major road block this morning on the way to finishing these. The 2 main things in the houses were going to be Denise's lotion (scroll down about 8 posts to #1172) and homemade caramels. I had made my caramels in advance, so they would be perfectly set up by today, so I could wrap them up. This morning I could not find my wax paper anywhere!!! And driving to town from where we live takes too long when you're racing with the clock. I switched gears and went with caramel popcorn, and filled the extra space with hot chocolate mix, peppermint candies, butterscotch candies, andtootsie rolls [the open picture was before I found all the extra candy, so the house looks pretty empty]. The little poem, I include with the lotion, just so they will realize it is definitely not an edible goody! I will definitely be making more of these houses next year! And I hope to be back later in the week with my caramel recipe and caramel popcorn recipe.





9 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your houses are so cute! Simple is the way to go when you have to mass produce--especially with the Home Made template.

Michelle said...

You made PURPLE ones too? Ohhhh me LOVE!! These are awesome. Did you sign the bottom or something? I know they'll know that you made the packaging yourself. Mmmm....caramels... I saw a recipe somewheres for popcorn that you drizzle caramel and chocolate on it...oooo it looked good. These are going to be so well received!

Susan Raihala said...

OMG, these boxes are soooo pretty! Love the window dressings, especailly. What great detail!

Jenni said...

very cute houses! I am sure they were much appreciated! Have a great holiday!

Chris said...

these are fabulous!! love your little houses, even the bows...>"<

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I LOVE these little houses. How cute. You did a great job with all the little details like the greenery below the windows. I think your bows look just fine. Very creative of you to come up with an alternative for your caramels. I think your recipients will be delighted with the all of it.

laurie said...

The houses are ADORABLE! I love em!

Susan said...

I bet the teachers loved these gifts!! Your houses are just adorable!!

Banu said...

WOW!! These houses are just adorable. Loved them...