Although the one I originally saw was covered in felt....... http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/handmade-gifts-2015-make-little.html
.......it was based on this version : http://kiflieslevendula.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/baglyos-papirgurigas-mobil.html
So, this is my first attempt.... I was going to put all sorts of fancy stuff on the outside, but decided to go with a simple tree.
Second one, I used the rest of my circle to make the roof, and it ended up like a tiki hut, so I used markers to make it look like reeds. The tops of plastic bottles fit exactly into the TP roll, so I used a matching blue one to fill in the gap! Handy!!
The last one is an experiment with doors, not Windows. I cut these from the base, and experimented with manipulating the top. I just cut strips down to the same depth, and twisted them to form the spiral. Not too hard, but LOTS of glue required! I also added the bell, but felt like you needed to see another angle, so I cut a window into the reverse side. Still deciding if the lid is too much, but it's there for now. The top is a button....
Something else I discovered, is that LED tealight candles fit perfectly inside the lid, which fits perfectly into the roll! What happens if I put one inside my little houses??
Cute, huh? More experiments required, methinks.....
I wonder if I can make some cutout covers for some tealights? Pass me the scissors!! ;)
By the way, all have a topcoat of Mod Podge, some matte, some gloss. Note, though, I used textas to embellish the roof and (originally) the tree after the colour coat, and the Mod Podge took it right off, like paint stripper! I had to redo the tree in paint, but have not yet sealed it. Not sure if it was the fault of the pens or the Mod Podge, but it's good to know on a project like this, than with something I paid good money for... Gotta love a free, recycled project!!