Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brick Foundation!

I finally got back to The Bazaar! Yesterday was my birthday and I didn't really do much... at all...

It was a nice day, though! So I relaxed. And today I got back to work! I worked on the foundation of my dollhouse. I used egg cartons for my bricks and I am sure many of you have seen this technique, but I saw the idea on Otterine's blog. Brae is such a nice person and if you haven't seen your work, you should totally check out her blog and her Etsy!

Anyways, here is a quick run-through of what I did!

First I cut the bricks from the egg cartons. I was lucky enough to quickly collect enough cartons to cover the house foundation from friends and family.

Then I glued them to the foundation! I used a craft stick as a spacer so all my spaces were even.

That give me this...

Then I painted it! I used a base of red and I went back with a lighter color. I am still going to add some more shades of red to make the bricks look as realistic as possible.

I love how it looks! Now I just have to add some mortar (is that what that's called?) and moss!

I also want to add brick the some other parts of my house, so I have QUITE a bit more bricks to cut out. I would have taken more pictures, but it started to get dark, so I will take plenty while I work tomorrow! I actually enjoy how it is getting darker earlier here- it means I will want to go to bed earlier! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Oh! I will also be working on the front porch really soon! I wish I would have had it done earlier so that could decorate it for Halloween, but I don't know if it will be done in time! :C But I will certainly try!


  1. Looks awesome so far. Glad to hear you had a nice birthday :D

  2. The bricks look great! I use egg carton bricks, blocks and rocks on everything I build.


    1. Thank you! I LOVE how it looks! I will definitely be making more stone structures from now on.

  3. Happy Birthday, I am glad you had a good day :-)

  4. It looks real! Great work.
    Bye Faby

  5. Happy birthday, Blake.
    Your work is simply fantastic. A stone like the other. So accurate. Wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Craftland

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes and your kind words!

      It means a lot! :D

  6. Happy birthday Blake! A little late but I wish you all the best always.
    Wonderful stone work.
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Thanks so much, Drora! You are always so kind and supportive! Thank you!


  7. oww i come so late to wish you a happy birthday..umm so: happy birthay! :D
    haha really sorry, i couldn´t check your blog( because i was in the school :D )
    However, is a good work, and creative too, the egg cartons make a beautiful texture for the foundation :)
    have a nice day!
    Sophie ^-^

    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot that you still said something! *HUG*

      Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you like how the house is coming along!