Coraline’s Pink Palace

This has been a labor of love for the last few months, but I’m thrilled that it’s finally complete (ish. Is any project ever really done?).

I used a kit to make the house (it was laser-cut balsa) and a ton of superglue. Once assembled, I primed it with white and then painted it/aged it with acrylic. The lattice around the porches is made of plastic needlepoint canvas, the white trim around the base of the house is painted flat, wooden coffee stirrers, and the rocky base is tiny crushed gravel. All either superglued or white glued on.





I am very proud of my tiny lanterns and the kinda-glass effect of the greenhouse. I made the lanterns with some thick jewelry wire and sculpy (and just sewed the “lantern shade” to the wire). I am no decorative painter at all-so the glass is about as good as I’m gonna get it.


It needs Bobinsky’s flag and I’m in the middle of making some tiny wreaths out of pipe cleaners and embroidery thread for Christmas decorations, but I’m happy with it. Once the holidays are over I’m going to start another house (maybe). :slight_smile:




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Oh my goodness! This makes me insanely happy!

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This. Is. SO AWESOME! I love the creative use of materials and they special paint techniques!

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What a lot of fun, and a lot of work!

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Wow! Amazing! It looks fabulous!

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This is awesome!

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I love this!!

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Wow!!! So many tiny pieces and details. I love the rock along the foundation. Another success in the books!

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Wowza. That looks like it was a lot of work. It’s so intricate and beautiful. I love that you painted it pink too.

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What a labor of love!

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What a stunning amount of work this obviously was, wow. Well done!

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Wow! This thing looks amazing! Was the kit originally supposed to be Coraline’s house? I love Coraline the movie but the book utterly freaked me out as a kid! The movie is much less creepy.

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Love it! I’ve had a similar house I’ve been wanting to make haunted for years, and this may be my inspiration for finally getting it done!

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Congrats! Your Coraline’s Pink Palace is one of this week’s featured projects. You are amazing!

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You did an impressive and wonderful job!

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Amazing!

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What a gorgeous little labor of love!

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Great googaly moogaly that’s a lot of pieces! You knocked it outta the park!

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Such a cool little house! Great job at assembling it