Sunday, March 23, 2014

UP HOUSE Printable Template!

Well, I think I pulled it off. And since there's no reason for me to hoard my design, I thought I'd share it with ya'll, and hopefully you can get some good use out of it! I've made them available in both black/white and in color. You can download the full-resolution images here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gxj3ufpruex7ou8/AACGobtEsKEDjR0y9Jje-vnHa?dl=0
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I got mine printed at Staples. The original image is HUGE, so you could get it printed on poster board if you wanted to, and make a massive version. I used a hot glue gun to assemble it. Also, there is purposefully a hole in the bottom, to make it easier to string the balloons through the roof. You can easily cover it up if you don't like the way it looks by tracing around the bottom of the house once it's finished:) ALSO, I RECOMMEND WAITING TO GLUE THE BOTTOM FLAPS TOGETHER TILL VERY LAST! (Otherwise, you're going to have one heck of a time putting the roof on. Just sayin').


If you're wondering how heavy it was... Around 1 1/2 oz. And if you're wondering how many balloons it takes to lift 1 1/2 oz... It takes about 9, 11-inch balloons filled with helium. We used ten, and it soared even with a bit of extra weight on it! So be careful, cuz one little slip and your cute little UP house could be on it's way to Paradise Falls!





It takes some brain work, putting it all together. Unfortunately, I didn't number the flaps or color coat them, or make it in any way easy to follow. I apologize for that, but I did make a little map that will HOPEFULLY help! If you have any questions on the assembly though, just let me know:) Good luck and enjoy!


I received an inquiry about the A pieces connecting to house section #3. There are two crease marks missing, that will make ALL the difference in fitting them together:

First off, there needs to be two bends on this piece. Straight across from where the blue siding ends on each side. (I purposefully did NOT make a crease line, because I didn't like the look of a black line through the fish scale siding, but it's kind of a necessary step!) And another bend on the top line of the white siding.


The second error I made is this: there should be a crease line like so: (I penciled it in).




Then bend it under.



And this is how they fit together:


Hope that helps!

SECOND FIX!

Hi there! I finally got to putting another little house together, and found that uhhhh yeah... #7 is a piece of work! I have no idea how I ever got it to work the first time around, but I'll show you what I did to fix it, and have updated the printable version as well.

First: I snipped the whole thing in half, like so. And then made a little slice on the bottom left piece (if you look closely you can see it).

Then I slid it right into place.

The other piece I glued to the inside, just on the scalloped edge along the bottom so it leaves room to slide the roof between the siding and the #7 roof pieces. It should look something like this:

And then all you have to do is put the roof on, it's not perfect (nothing about this little house IS perfect, I'm not a professional-anything, but it's still cute all the same!)


I hope that clears things up, and I'm SO sorry for the confusion/frustration. That really did not work the way it was supposed to:) 

45 comments:

  1. Make sure you share a video when you put balloons on it and make it fly!

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  2. So. Cool. Yes, I want to see it fly, too!

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  3. We didn't get any video of it! I thought we did, but we did get some pictures... boo, I know. I'll share those soon.

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  4. I'm having trouble figuring out where to glue down the little yellow flaps onto the yellow window side of the house, any suggestions?

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    1. Hello, Ms. R! I'm sorry for the late reply, we are in the middle of a move so I've been packing and cleaning, but I did get the chance to print it out and refresh my memory. I am going to make a little post especially for that bit, because it doesn't make any sense! It took me a long time to figure out what I had done before. I'm so sorry I didn't make it clear... There should be two crease lines that aren't there! So there's no way to know where to bend it:) I hope the new post helps, I'm still here to answer any other questions you may have!

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    2. After putting it all together, I finally realized what was wrong with the back panel (it didn't fit properly!) I was seriously so baffled, but I found that page 2 of 5 was printing at a different size as the others! So lame, I'm sorry. But the good news is that I fixed it. Le sigh.

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  5. Thank you for making this! We are doing my daughter's birthday this weekend and are doing an Up theme, this little house is perfect! I have all my pieces cut out and folded, just waiting for hubby to come home so i can have some time alone with the glue gun! I'm confident i can put it together with no problem, now that i've studied the pictures! Love it!

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    1. I'm so glad you are using it! I'd love to see a picture of the finished product, good luck!

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  6. This little house is amazing. I have it made, but am wondering how to string the balloons through the roof?

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  7. Hi there! I just made a little slit in the roof and strung the balloon string/ribbon through it. Then I tied a little stick to the end which prevented it from coming through the hole, and it hides nicely inside the house:) hope that helps!

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  8. When printed on regular 8.5 x 11 paper, what are the final dimensions of the constructed house?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Christina, I can't recall the exact dimensions (ours kinda got squished after a few weeks of being in my daughter's bookshelf) but I think the length of it is around 7-8 inches. Again, that's a guesstimate, but I hope that's helpful to you!

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  9. Hi! This UP house is awesome! and you are AMAZING! Thank you for being so nice and help other! I have an almost 1 year old and I am making his party "UP" theme and I am trying to print the images, I just have 1 question...do you think printing "portrait" or "landscape" will make a difference? I'm doing a size 18x24 or bigger but I don't want to print and then not make them match. Please advise. Thank you again! and GOD bless you and your family! <3

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    1. Hi there! I would recommend printing it landscape:) good luck with the assembly, I hope it turns out wonderfully for you, and happy birthday to your little one!

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    2. Hi I'm having lots of difficult times with the roof part please help where can I send you pictures so you can see and maybe advise me? Please and thank you!

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  10. Did you print it as "Fit on Page"? When I do that, the house is larger but the "2 of 5" image gets cut off on the side. Do you suggest not printing with "fit on page"?

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    1. Do not fit to page, the images are saved at the same size, and fitting them to the page will change the dimensions of each page you print.

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  11. Hi ! can you give me the original template because i want to make a huge version. .

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  12. I just wanted to say thank you for this awesome template! My son used it to ask a girl to prom... we attached the house to a piece of cardboard and wrote "Are you UP for prom with me?" then we attached the helium balloons and wrote his name across the balloons. I printed Carl, Russell, Kevin, and Dug and made it so they were standing by the house. It turned out so cute and the 3D house was perfect.

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    1. I love hearing about promposals! So happy it worked out for you:)

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  13. Hello there! I don't know if you still check this blog, but the house is adorable! My only issue is that I've been working on it for three days now and I can NOT figure out how #7 fits--it's driving me nuts! Any advice? (Also, how did you attach wall #1 and #4 to roof #8 with the extra piece? I couldn't figure out how the extra piece figured in, but it didn't seem crucial...)

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    1. Hi, did you ever figure this out? I am at a loss with this piece too. :/

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    2. I'm happy to see I am not the only one having a hard time with #7, If someone can please explain it that would be great

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    3. Hi there! I'm sorry this took me SO long... I finally printed out another house and put it together so I could answer your questions. And YES #7 is messed up! I have no idea how/why it doesn't fit, but it doesn't and I just made a post to show you how I fixed it:) http://peachbum.blogspot.com/2016/08/up-house-change-to-7.html

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  14. I wish I can send you a pic of my house!!! I put it on a hat and made a crazy hat with the house and some balloons :)

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  15. I wish I can send you a pic of my house!!! I put it on a hat and made a crazy hat with the house and some balloons :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, I want to see a picture of it! That sounds so fun!

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  16. Hey, any chance you can make a tutorial video? I do way better with videos and I haven't crafted or done any art since high school. I know your probably a busy person but if you can post it by October 14, then I can have it ready for my Nieces's 1st Up themed birthday :) But if you can't, alright. Just thought I would asks.

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    1. A tutorial video is totally on my to-do list!

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  17. This is adorable! Thank you so much for taking the time to make it. The link is not working. Is it still available to print?

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    1. Wait! Just went to the general photobucket website and they are doing maintenance! :) Can't wait to print and work on this!

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  18. amazing !!
    luv it so much ,
    but what about coloring it , which type of colors used ?

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    1. Thank you, Mohamed. The first version I made was printed in color. The second one I printed in black and white and colored with Prismacolor markers. It was so much fun coloring it in, I would totally do it again:)

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  19. This is so creative in so many ways, thank you for sharing.

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  20. I am having trouble downloading this template with photobucket. Is there anyway you can email this to me? I was going to use this for my daughter's 100 days of school project next week. Thank you.

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    1. Hi there! I upgraded the images and put them into drop box. You can download them here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gxj3ufpruex7ou8/AACGobtEsKEDjR0y9Jje-vnHa?dl=0

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    1. I just updated... I have a photobucket link available now, too. I hope that helps!

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  22. Hello Jordan! Thanks soooo soooo soooo much for putting this together. I'm so happy I found this ♡ However, I am unable to view the oictures on Dropbox :-(

    Has anything changed?

    Thanks so much!

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  23. I just updated... I have a photobucket link available now, too. Sorry that it wasn't working!

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  24. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this! My 18 year-old daughter is a HUGE Up! fan and I'm going to surprise her with this at her graduation party... "Adventure is out there!" Thank you SOOO much!!

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    1. I hope this went well for you! I love hearing fun stories like this!

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  25. I loved this! Id like to use it for niece and nephew's Up inspired first birthday party. However, I'm unable to download the images. Is there another link available?

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