For anyone unfamiliar with making a room inside a gift bag, there is a fantastic tutorial over on my friend, Fay's, website. Please go there for the details if you're interested in trying one for yourself. I learned this from her. If you'd live to peek at her miniature work, follow this link over. You know you want to!
The following picture-heavy post contains no measurements. If you want to try this, please visit Fay's tutorial. (link above) In fact having these pictures and her tutorial open together might be helpful if, like me, you relate to pictures better than text.
First I cut a hole in the bag. (I found the bag at a Hallmark store. They had blue ones too. I think I'm going to go back and grab a few more of each for my stash.)
Then I started papering the walls. I used scrapbook paper that I sprayed ahead of time with a matte fixative spray and left to dry. This helps protect the paper. I used spray adhesive to glue the paper down. A water-based glue like Yes", Alaine's, or Elmer's would warp the foam core. The middle section was papered first, with some overlap on the sides.
I'm off to finish this up and then get back to the Porch. My order from miniature.com won't be here until Monday but I can at least finish the stonework and maybe ponder a new roof.
See you later!