i recently participated in the Anything Goes Tiny House swap, and my partner adrienne_bowers said she collected glitter houses. i had never heard of them before, but after a quick googling, realized they are the tiny houses you see in christmas villages and train sets. who knew they could be made from cereal boxes?!
i followed the tutorial and used the template from the site www.bigindoortrains.com. great site with very clear and easy to follow instructions! this photo shows all the pieces after they were cut out (from a Chex box!)and coated with gesso.
after i got to this stage, i got to thinking i should have cut out more in the beginning so that i could work on more than one house at once. i tend to be impatient when it comes to letting things dry! on the positive side, you can work on other things while waiting between stages
adding in some snowy touches...
traditionally, you are supposed to use colored cello on the windows, but i didn't have any on hand, and forgot to look for it on my trip to the craft store. instead, i used a semi-transparent scrapbook paper that i picked up somewhere along the way (might even be partially plastic, i have no idea!)
this photo shows it after intense glittering and putting a little battery operated tea candle inside to light it up. i love how it looks so cozy with the light in it!
this project was SO fun! i can't wait to make more glitter houses this fall and winter!