If there’s anything that really makes me happy, it’s got to be Disney.
I extremely love Disney and all their movies! Recently, my church planned this ‘sleepover’ and we took on the idea to make it Disney themed – How exciting!
The committee decided that we would have a photobooth with free poloroid pictures for the event.
With ‘Disney’ in mind, I suggested that we could do something with the house from the Disney Movie – ‘UP’!
A plan to build the UP HOUSE was then born! (We did not build the full house, only the front half so it can be backed by the wall)
*Please take note that this is not a tutorial to build the house, but a progress shot.*
We had to start right away. Unfortunately, I had a family trip planned on the earlier dates and was not around to help till after.
The team started by designing and drawing out the ‘building plan’. This was done by Yu Xuan – one of the architecture students in our team of 3, and Andrea – our super creative team member who tend to always bring work home to OT 😛 haha!
The whole place was extremely messy with the project going on.
Yu Xuan and Andrea did a spectacular job at fixing the whole thing up! They worked everyday for 3 weeks from 9am-8pm.
This is our base. Everything was drawn by Yu Xuan. Andrea cut and stuck the puzzle pieces together. They both did all the parts – Creating the roof, the front walls, the base, the porch etc.
When I came back from holidays, I worked with them to assemble all the parts together. When everything seems to fit nicely, we started mixing paint and decorating the bare cardboard pieces.
Lots of volunteers came to help us paint too!
Fresh new coat of paint! Isn’t it awesome?!
Once painted, we got help from volunteers and moved it to its designated area.
We also attached real balloons up (with tape – no helium involved) on the wall to give the 3d effect. The trick is to be sure to face the balloons outwards from the chimney. There’s me fixing up the balloons with Andrea Ong supervising and passing me balloons so I need not climb down and up all the time.
And with that, the house is COMPLETED! The whole process took about a month.
Are you ready to see the outcome?!!!
I think the house looked absolutely fantastic (‘: Giant thank you to Andrea & Yu Xuan for putting in giant amounts of effort into this project!
It turned out beautifully because of them! And not forgetting all the volunteers who helped paint, stick, cut cellophane tape strips, blow balloons, supervise with balloon planting and more! We appreciate it heaps!
The house and the awesome props team!
From left : Andrea, Jolene (me), Yu Xuan