a lighthouse!


This has been one of those projects that I've been mulling over for a while. Once I sat down to actually make it I couldn't stop myself from just finishing it. Let's just say that I was a few minutes from sunrise on the day I completed the design (can't get over the night owl habit)!


I decided to give it a bit of functionality. It can be used for several things:
1.  a cake topper (not using the bottom of the box). I can see a sea themed green/blue cake that follows the lines of the box. I think that would be cute!

Oh- suggestion: how about cutting out an octagon piece of parchment paper to put under the lighthouse so that it doesn't get frosting on it and it can be saved after a party. Yes?

2. an event centerpiece
3. a gift or storage box (inspired by my idea of adding a matchbox to the Nutcracker instead of making a simple base).
4. tea light holder or nightlight (ONLY use LED tea lights please!)

- or how about just a crafternoon with something fun to make! :)


This project has 42 pieces but it's simple to make—really! If you've made my Gazebo or Nutcracker you can definitely make this.

You can order the lighthouse in the shop here


And don't forget that today is Friday and there's a new freebie on the site!
Have a great weekend everyone! 


  1. Hi Patricia....I just downloaded the lighthouse!!! In love!

    I just am confused on the size of each piece. I know the file is broken down by color but I am confused by the sizes in the instructions. Can you help?

    1. Sure! So glad you like it! :)

      If you're using a Silhouette make sure that you have the "Lock Aspect Ratio" checked in the Scale menu. If you have a different machine just make sure that the Height/Width will adjust proportionately at the same time.

      This will allow you to make the width of each file to the measurements indicated in the PDF and the height will just adjust automatically. If you need any more help feel free to email me directly (my address is also on page 1 of the PDF). Have fun!

  2. the email to info@alittlehut.com came back to me :(

    Hi Patricia,

    Thanks for getting back to me...I got up this morning read the pdf again
    and I am still not getting something!

    The instructions say the red is 8" but the others say = to X. I do see it
    says to use 2 pieces of 12x12 paper......

    I have the 8.5 x 11 Silhouette so will need to resize them differently but
    what the heck is X equal to? LOL

    Thank you


  3. Love the lighthouse! My favorite detail is the windows that are like your "hut" logo! Ingenious.