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So glad I've saved some empty oatmeal containers!

Janey Jennings

Thank-you so much Charlotte for these instructions! I remember when you taught this project, and loved it! Going to make one with my granddaughter. I'll keep an eye open for you this weekend! Janey

Yvonne Welty

What a cute project! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it out. It's truly making something wonderful out of nothing. I think I'll make a whole town.....


Thank you, Charlotte! What a fun project---look forward to making some!

Tracy Rizzo

Running to dump out some oatmeal-hehe.
Such a cute project!!


Thank you Charlotte - this is an adorable project and I'm thinking about how to use it. It would be so cute at Christmas for place cards with a bit of candy or nuts in the boxes.


Thank you so much for the directions to make these adorable houses! Theresa


Perfectly charming! I am definitely going to make one....or perhaps more, of these!


This is wonderful! Thanks! Think I'll do a Halloween one. Thank you!

What a cute project, can't wait to try it!

Plain and Joyful Living

What a sweet project!
Thank you for sharing.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Zita - Mlle Magpie

Looks like a great project to do with my girls...


oh, this is SO sweet! Thank you for sharing the instructions. And I agree with Lorrie, I can so clearly see this as a Christmas house. Fun!!


I just love this idea. We always have oatmeal boxes! My daughter is working on one of your townhouses at the moment. Perhaps we will add this to her village!

Suz Reaney

Oh, so cute...would be a wonderful gift box!



I am on my way to a village! Once I started, I just could not stop.


Sweet project, I could see it as a birdie castle too! xox Corrine


I love this project and can't wait to make my own. Thanks for sharing!

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