DIY Mixed Media Artwork: A House

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I’ve never created a piece of art using this many mediums. Some call it Mixed Media Art. I call it a house made out of a book, wine corks, folding ruler, jewelry pendants, scrabble tiles and a button.

Phew – that’s a lot of different materials. I hope don’t scare you with this long list. The project was easy to make once I gathered all my items.


Along with the materials listed above, I also used a pencil, cardboard, E-6000 glue (industrial strength glue), a knife, Mod Podge and a foam paint brush to make this project.

Want to know how to make this Mixed Media House Art? Here’s the tutorial:

The roof is made out of a folding ruler, cardboard and wine corks. The base of the house is a book. The windows are jewelry pendants. The door is made from scrabble tiles with a button as the door knob.

NOTE: I purchased the rectangle and square shaped jewelry pendants from PickYourPlum when they had a deal on it. There are similar pendants at Michaels. In fact, I purchased the oval shaped pendant on clearance at Michaels. Some of the wine corks were ones I saved and the rest were from Michaels – in the vase filler section. (I used a 50% off coupon on it). The scrabble tiles I already had (I’ve done other projects using tiles such as my Fall Tree Scrabble Button Art and Christmas Scrabble Art). I already had the button and the folding ruler.

I cut out a triangular shape from a cardboard box. You’ll notice the bottom part of the triangle continues down so I could glue it to my book.

I glued the folding ruler to the cardboard triangle.

I arranged the wine corks within the triangle. The ones that were upright I cut in half using a knife so it was the same height as the corks laying horizontal. I then glued the wine corks in place.


I glued the roof to the book. I used plenty of E-6000 glue.

I arranged the pendants, scrabble tiles and button and then glued them in place.

I also used Mod Podge to secure the book’s sides so you would not be able to open the book. I did three coats of Mod Podge.

I love how my Mixed Media Artwork turned out. I think this house is beautiful. It’ll look great in my living room where I have my Repurposed Glass Jars with Decorative Paper and Patchwork Wood Wall Art. I plan to hang it on the wall in the near future. I will try and post a picture when that happens.

So, have you made any mixed media projects?

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  1. OH MY!!! That is just the cutest!

  2. I love this. It is just precious. And I love all of the elements that are pieced together to become the house. Bravo!

  3. I love the mixed media house! So creative!!!

  4. The way you weaved all the pieces together is sheer brilliance. Absolutely adorable.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! My kind of project: simple, fun, original, lots of texture 🙂

  6. How creative, it turned out adorable!

  7. How clever! This looks awesome.

    Love for you to share this at my Wednesday’s “Made by ME” linky party here:

  8. Lindy@itsybitsypaper says:

    I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.


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