Monday, September 13, 2010

Paper Bag Haunt

It's 3D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet and the challenge this week is to make a "treat house" out of a paper bag. It can be a ginger bread house for Christmas or this one for Halloween. It's a cute way to hold treats and easy and fun to make! All you need are card stock of various colors, adhesive, a small paper bag and your choice of elements for decorating.  

Come join me for this 3D Challenge -- I would love to see what you come up with! When uploading your photo to PCP, please use the tag 3d79.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Trim paper bag to the height you want the house to be.  

For the roof, measure the width of the bag and add about 1/2" to that measurement. For the height, I cut the piece 6" and folded it in half.

The chimney piece is optional. Cut the piece 1-1/4" x 5".  Fold piece in half as shown in photo above. 

Make a slit in the roof about 1-1/2" wide (see photo above). 
Adhere the top of the paper bag (the back of the house) to the inside of the roof. Attache it about 1" below top of roof.

Insert the top of the folded chimney through the slit. Slide the top edge of bag inside the bottom of chimney (about 3/4"; see striped area) and adhere both sides of the chimney to bag. 

This shows the inside of the bag where the chimney is attached.

Slip the chimney through the slit on the roof to close the bag.



Benga said...

this is soo cute! very creative, thanks for the tutorial, i will try this very soon!
thanks again for sharing!

Lyn B said...

Another winning project Adela!!!!!

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Adela.

Hugs Riet.x

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

That is super clever!!! I love the idea!

Deebi27 said...

Thanks for a class idea. I hope you don't mind a class of Pre-k kids trying this out. This could be very, very cute!

Leslie G. said...

this is tooo cute, We are having a family reunion thing and my grandkids will miss trick or treat, so I will case what you did and give them their own bag..... I love this.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant blog, I had not come across earlier in my searches!
Continue the fantastic work!

Betty J Schaub said...

Hi Adella! Just wanted to tell you how cute I think this house is.
I used your card house template today to make a little Christmas card holder. You can see it HERE. Thanks for creating such wonderful templates.