Friday, 8 July 2011

Beach Huts

Hello Everyone

Well after giving you lots of Christmas projects in the last two posts - I thought I would get back to the season in hand with this cute little 3D project.

My Mum & Dad live in Milford on Sea, near Lymington on the south coast, and the beach they overlook has a long row of beach huts.

I wondered whether I could turn the milk carton die into beach huts - and this is what I came up with...


Aren't they sweet?

I cut the milk cartons with the Big Shot, then scored at half inch intervals to create the planks of wood. I then used the woodgrain technique to create the weathered effect. Before I assembed the boxes, I drew in doors and added brads for door knobs.

The roofs are made with a strip of Basic Gray cardstock, with a bit of texture added with the Sandy Speckles wheel. I made the life belt with two circle punches and the flag with 5/8" Grossgrain Ribbon.

Hope you like them!

11 comments:

  1. Aww, such a cute idea ;-)
    Hugs xx

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  2. Just gorgeous - lets hope they help bring out the sun!

    Julie x

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  3. These are adorable, what cute, cute idea!! Always such cleaver projects.

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  4. Those are absolutely adorable!!!!!! So creative!!!!!

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  5. These are so awesome! How clever of you to transform the milk cartons into these adorable beach huts!

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  6. Too cute and so creative! Love the wood-grain planks!

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  7. These are so cute!!! Love them X

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  8. These are adorable. I would of never thought of using that die for this. Super cute project. TFS.

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  9. I love everything about these cute, little houses! The distressed colors are so perfect and you have just convinced me to purchase that die. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. I adore these bean huts! Ab fab! I can feel a case coming on. I could fill them with chunks of seaside rock. Brilliant idea Elizabeth!


    Sara xx

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