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.
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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.
Simply using hot glue, start on one side and glue your balsa wood house together.
My last step was adding scrapbook paper to the back of the wood.
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!
Have you done any projects with balsa wood? I still have quite a pile leftover and need some more ideas!