Balsa Wood House

Sometimes simple is the best way to go and today’s project honestly could not be more simple.  A few years ago, I made a handful of Nativity’s for Christmas and had a decent sized stash of balsa wood sitting around afterwards.  I have been wanting to make a Balsa Wood House ever since and finally was able to this past weekend.

Balsa Wood House,

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Five pieces of *Balsa Wood Slats
*Spray Paint (Rust-Oleum Gold Spray paint is my favorite)
Hot Glue
Scrapbook Paper

Balsa Wood House supplies

The first task is cutting down the wood to size.  Select your base piece size.  The two side pieces I left the height they came, but the top pieces for the roof will need to be cut down.  Play around with them until you find the desired pitch to your roof.

A perk of balsa wood is you can score it with a utility knife a few times and it cuts in two.

Next, I gave the interior an even coat of gold spray paint. *Rust-Oleum Gold Spray paint is my favorite, hands down.

Balsa Wood House paint

Simply using hot glue, start on one side and glue your balsa wood house together.

Balsa Wood House glue

My last step was adding scrapbook paper to the back of the wood.

Balsa Wood House paper

I traced the outline of the house and cut out the paper.  Using hot glue I applied the paper to the wood and it was complete!

Balsa Wood House paper2

Balsa Wood House complete
For being such a simple project, I am thrilled with how it turned out.  I love the gold, natural wood and the green paper back.

Balsa Wood House airplants

Balsa Wood House airplant

Balsa Wood House,


Have you done any projects with balsa wood?  I still have quite a pile leftover and need some more ideas!

15 thoughts on “Balsa Wood House

  1. This house is so wonderful! I love balsa wood and use it all the time. I especially love it for charms and gift tags since it’s so easy to work.

    1. Thanks, Amanda! Well, you will definitely need to dig that balsa wood out soon, so many fun projects with it. =)

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