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 My understanding is that they were originally made of cardboard and then eventually from other more sturdy materials.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!
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