Quick Creations: Altered Storybook House
- Old hard cover storybooks
- Silk flowers
- Spanish moss
- Velvet trims
- Glue gun
- 1. Who says you can’t have the house of your dreams? This charming house is literally right out of a fairy tale. Designer Tina Haller scored an old storybook, Une Porte Secrète (the secret door), at a flea market and transformed it into this lovely abode. She used hard covers and a glue gun to construct the house, and covered the house with papers from the book. Even the pretty paper banner and girl are right from the book.
- 2. She then embellished the house with twigs (perfect for covering seams), silk flowers, Spanish moss, ribbon and velvet trims. For added sparkle, Tina applied a little glitter here and there.
- 3. Check your local flea markets, used bookstores and eBay for house-worthy vintage books with nice illustrations.
by Tina Haller