I wanted to try this awesome idea from Paper & Stitch, Brittni has a great tutorial on how to make plaster houses using milk cartons. When I first saw the tutorial I thought they'd make perfect bookends, but wanted to try it out with a mini version before I got too adventurous.
The tutorial has some really cool simple colours, but I wanted to add a little more detail. I've got red brick houses in mind for the book ends, but right now I've started with a little sea-foam green and blue/black slate style roof for my beach-side cottage. The blue shutters came out nice against the green, and I'm really pleased with how the plants turned out.
I love these, they're a brilliant idea and I'm excited to make some more. Make sure you check out the tutorial over at Paper & Stitch - click here to see how to make a little house of your own