Glitter Houses

Have you ever heard of Putz houses?  They are little houses that make up a village that you can display at Christmas.  My understanding is that they were originally made of cardboard and then eventually from other more sturdy materials.  I have a ceramic village that I painted many years ago, but there is something fascinating about the cardboard houses.  Just a few that you can use in a small display.

So I decided to make my own!  And to glitter them with German glass glitter.  This type of glitter tarnishes over time.  I used it on this heart ornament and I really like the tarnished effect.  It also is a very sparkly type of glitter.

I purchased 3 little cardboard house ornaments and pulled the hanger out of them.  This project required glue, a brush for the glue, and the glass glitter.

I brushed a layer of glue over the house, one wall at a time and sprinkled the glitter on.  Unfortunately, I ran out of the glitter so there are a few bare spots.  But I have more on the way that I can use to touch them up.

I displayed them on a cake stand with some faux snow (that I have had forever), a few little bottlebrush trees and a little tiny snowman.

Putting the dome on top keeps the snow in place.

I love the way this turned out.  And I feel no need to increase the size of this village over the years!