i found some specialty house boxes at the bargain shop ranging in price from $1.25-$2.00 each.
with a bit of paint, tacky glue, mica flakes + sequins i soon had a complete neighborhood reno underway. i loved that i could customize them in any color--i am really loving grey this holiday season. a lot. i definitely need to paint more grey ones.
my taste leans toward simple shapes and colors. and that is the beauty of this project, you can make it your own.
i plan on doing a few more white ones and doing the roof tops with the mica flakes. they are my favorite.
i am going to fill some with homemade caramels + sponge toffee for gift giving.
so, if you have a cardboard or pressboard box that you're not so fond of, think about changing it up with a bit of paint--easy peasy transformation.