San Phra Phum Spirit Houses

By  Steven James 

size: 6"

  • San Phra Phum Spirit Houses


  • Recycled individual milk carton
  • White cardstock or construction paper
  • Acrylic paints: white, red


  • Gold marker (or gold paint)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - San Phra Phum Spirit Houses

  • 1. Wash and dry milk carton. Glue opening lid closed. Let dry.
  • 2. On covered work surface, paint milk carton white (to cover markings). Let dry. Paint carton red. Let dry.
  • 3. Print and cut out patterns. Use black marker to draw and color in center section of door.
  • 4. Use gold marker or gold paint to outline windows and color in roof ornaments and house corners. Let dry.
  • 5. Glue roof ornaments on top of carton and house corners on each side of carton. Glue windows on side of carton and door on one side of carton. Let dry.
  • 6. Use gold marker or paint to draw crisscross lines on roof. Let dry.