I asked my mom to send me photos of Saige's Casa from the AGPLA window display. AG doesn't sell it, but I still wanted it. I decided to make it myself using cardboard boxes. (What else?)
Here is the photo from AGPLA.
I have a lot of photos here to help show how I made my Casa, but let me tell you it is VERY EASY! The mass pictures are for detailed tutorial purposes.
I turned the box inside out to eliminate the writing.
The box is 2x2-feet but still wasn't tall enough so I added 18-inches of height using the shipping insert.
I added foam to trim the windows out - you can use felt, popsicle sticks or scrapbook paper. Then I added a door using dark wood contact paper.
My mom suggested cups for the roof. Cut in half these mimic tiles. I suggest painting them on both sides before hot gluing them on.
Here is how I reinforced the upper part of the house facade. hot glue it on both sides then add a support in back.
No worries about that seam - it will be covered once the completed patio awning is hot glued.
Now with all of the window details painted - its time to add the porch and the support posts (wrapping paper tubes). Pre-measure the posts then trim evenly to size.
The original AG Casa has four posts. Both my mom and I think the Casa is at least 42" wide. Mine can only accommodate two posts without blocking the door. Now is the best time to hot glue the front porch onto the Casa bottom. I secured the posts with hot glue too.
Add plants and your Casa is complete. I have added potted plants and a birdbath. I suggest adding more detail to really make it come alive. I haven't here because this was already a two-day project and I really wanted to get it published on my blog and post a TUTORIAL VIDEO.
I will be adding popsicle sticks onto the porch floor with hot glue to give a textured wood look. Also I will be adding a trim piece to the fold on the pitched roof and onto the awning edge so the bend and cardboard edges aren't exposed.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. I would love to help. GOOD LUCK!