A Recycled Playhouse


  • a large appliance/furniture box
  • a smaller box for the roof
  • imagination
  • packaging tape – lots
  • ruler & pencil
  • utility knife
  • scissors
  • glue gun & sticks
  • 1 roll of borderette
  • soft jewelry wire
  • wooden butterflies or bugs
  • 1 flat sided bucket (for window box)
  • a handful of flowers

Ready for all to come & play!

We had a play date at the Nest with this little house as the center of the activities. Fun pics to come in a later post!

click here to see the playdate for the playhouse!

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  1. Seriously?!? How do you find the time to do cool stuff like this? You put me to shame my dear.

  2. i can’t believe how adorable this playhouse is…all of your hard work will provide hours of enjoyment,i’m sure.(not to mention great memories)…take lots of pics!

  3. You’re amazing! Can you make one for Kermie??

  4. Too cute..almost reminds me of a gingerbread house!

  5. No way..this thing is so cool. I want one for myself.

    You’ve got skills my friend.

  6. That is simply adorable and very creative. I’m sure fun times will be had by all in there.

  7. Kellie…you are so funny. You make me seem much better than I really am. Seriously though no plans for any stenciled floors here in the near future. Maybe for husband though:-)haha

    Someday when I am in Tennessee let’s get together & do something fun…or just come to AZ.

  8. I am so blown away by this and by you that I just had to write about you today. You are one amazing woman!!!! And I want that playhouse for my kiddies!!

    When are you coming to visit?!!!!!

    Love and miss you!!!!


  9. That house is beautiful! I just bought a cardboard box and now wish I hadn’t and just made my own. But now I know how to decorate it. Thanks!

  10. Visiting from One Pretty Thing. This is so cute! I love it. I’m now going to go peruse your nest :). I invite you to come on over and take a look at mine when you get the chance.

  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this playhouse! It is just way too cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Thank you so much for joining our Summer Family Fun Party!!!!! I love this idea!!! We used to use those boxes when we were kids and create a little town in our backyard in the summertime…never got as cute as you have here but it created memories that have lasted a lifetime!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  13. This is so adorable! My kids are a little too big now, but they would have loved this a couple years ago.

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