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!


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

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

    Julie x

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

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

  5. Very cute and so creative!

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

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

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

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

  10. 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! :)

  11. 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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