This cubby house took my father-in-law and DH a weekend to build. We were lucky enough to get our materials for free (only spent $80 on the roof, and some wood for the frame, hinges, door handle, letterbox, window box and one of the pailings in the verandah and the lino flooring.) as our neighbours were renovating their house.
This shot is from the front showing the planter box and letterbox off to their best advantage.
These roses were stencilled on the outside of the cottage.
This letterbox was added as my kids love to get the mail out of the letterbox and pretend to send each other letters all the time. The name of the cottage was done using my "air drying clay". I then used cookie cutters to cut out the letters. After it dried I painted it red, then varnished them for extra strength then I glued them to the cottage. (I put them on a section of the house that won't get rained on so the clay won't get all soggy). I know a few of you have been looking for ways to use the clay. So I hope this gives you other ideas of ways to use the clay. Just remember if the clay gets wet it will be pliable again.