Reader Project: Not-Your-Average Cardboard Skyscraper

Reader Project: Not-Your-Average Cardboard Skyscraper

Tammy Everts
Sep 30, 2009

You may remember Holly from such excellent projects as How to Make a Quillow and How to Make a Dinosaur Playmat. Holly recently launched Stitch/Craft, a site to feature her DIY creations, and we just had to share one of her latest projects.

At first glance, you can be forgiven for thinking this is a run-of-the-mill skyscraper made from a repurposed box. Closer inspection, however, will reveal some pretty fabulous features not found on your average cardboard construction: hand-drawn and -colored bricks, detailed architectural molding above the entrance, even a revolving door!

Holly got the idea from a vintage craft book, and even after shaving off three floors and a bunch of windows, she still says it was a pretty ambitious project: "At one point, as I started drawing the little brick pattern on the walls, my husband walked by and said, "You're crazy.""

Read Holly's hilarious post -- and be sure to check out her other inventive projects -- at Stitch/Craft.

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