Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tea at Rebecca Feedlebaum's

Hello Friends :)
Looks like the vote is in on the next tutorial. I will show you how to make
a vintage style kitchen scale. I will try to get to this next week.
Meanwhile....

Miss Rebecca Feedlebaum has just returned from the strawberry patch and would like to invite you in for 'a cuppa' and a nibble.

Hmmm...who put the tea way up there?
We are still building and decorating but she was so eager, I couldn't tell her no.










































I started this project last weekend.
The whole family joined in the fun :)
We started with foam core board and the hot glue gun. I'd been envisioning a tree stump home for about 12 years now and have finally taken the leap.

The process is fairly simple, really.
I first cut three 'floors' from the foam core board, each being the same shape but smaller in diameter.
Next, we scored more foam core in order to be able to conform it to the curves of the 'floors'. 

Once this was accomplished, we cut windows and doors and added insulation foam to the outside to imitate the outside of the tree.  Windows were made from the plastic from various recycled packaging. The 'leading' was done using slick, dimensional tee shirt paint.  We added papier mache to the outside....still waiting for that to dry so we can paint and add greenery and flower boxes!



I created fireplaces from the insulation foam and the floor is grunge paper from Tim Holtz. Cardstock would probably work or paper egg cartons.

The stove was made from a heavy cardboard tube from gift wrap, along with wood doweling, a wooden flower pot and a wooden candle cup and other scrap wood shapes.












16 comments:

  1. How precious! I can't believe you started last weekend! :-) This is so fun and fantastic! I can't wait to see more! :-) Jennifer

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  2. Your tree stump house is inspirational! Such a fun project, unbelievable how quickly you put it together. Thank Ms. Feedlebaum for the cuppa and letting us look at her lovely abode.

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  3. omg woman its fabulous!!! have shared it to my facebook so more people can see it ....love love love it!!! :D Linda xxx

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  4. Hello, what a beautiful and original work, beautiful, perfect, awaiting new photos of the progress of work. Kisses in your heart.

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  5. How cute is that!!???? What an amazing project. I cannot wait to see more of it, I really, really hope that you have a whole lot of time these days so that we can see more soon :-) Thanks for showing us the making of the tree stump house, what an inspiration!!!

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  6. Me encanta como te esta quedando tu nuevo proyecto.
    Estas haciendo un maravilloso trabajo.
    besitos ascension

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  7. Wonderful House..so creative and adorable! And the Mouse! So Cute!
    Will be waiting to see more.. :)
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  8. Que historia tan bonita y cuanta creatividad.
    Besos

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  9. This is fantastic, Daphne! Thanks for sharing the 'how to'.
    Hugs

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  10. Your tree stump house is looking really great Daphne! Can't wait too see how it turns out.

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  11. A great job! This house is original and Miss Rebecca is very nice.
    Bye Faby

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  12. Wow. What a amazing project. The scene is very original.I love it.
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  13. Wow fantastic house I love it. Thank you for sharing. Its an inspiration and so adorable. Cant wait to see more.
    Hugs Maria

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  14. WOW! What a Wonderful project to make with your children! Using the foam for the structure is just Amazing!!! I LOVE all the details you have made!

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  15. Your project is too cute. And your mouse is beyond precious. Did you make her?
    Stacy

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  16. Sweet project. I check back to see more.
    Hugs from Craftland

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