Anyway lets get started........
Firstly I arranged it on my board and when I felt happy it was in the right place I glue it into the board. I used wood glue.
Close up of Hamster house and a fly who took great interest in my project lol!
I now started placing my stones on the board to work out where I wanted my little road and path to go.
When I was happy with the layout I glued the stones onto the base. I will be filling in around these stones later to make them look more realistic.
Now to make the house look like it is build within a hill. I used some scrap paper and wire mesh to create tge shape. I then nailed it to the house slightly going over the roof.
You could just use paper mache for this process or leave the house as it is.
I now started covering my hill with ModRoc which is a plaster bandage. I cut the bandage into 6 inch strips and soaked it in water and then smoothed it over the wire frame and over part of the roof. I found my ModRoc in my craft box but you can buy plaster bandages from all good hobby stores.
A little extra tip!
This is a little extra project I am currently working on as I make my fairy house. Using the same style hamster house I am creating a little frog house for my Mums garden. Using some of the little stones I used in my path I gently broke them into smaller pieces and glued them onto the front of the house. I did this by putting some in a plastic bag and gently hitting them with a hammer. I used a waterproof glue so hopefully it will last a year or two in the garden.
It's looking a bit rough at the moment but once I add grouting it will smooth it all out. I will post an update on this project when I do my fairy house update 😊