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« on: August 23, 2012 03:46:21 PM »

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 Smiley

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!


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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012 04:09:15 PM »

AWWWWWW that is so cute, I love that it glows too, so festive. Definitely have to try making some of these, how cool wold they look made from glittered xmas cards.

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012 04:26:54 PM »

You brought craft-herpes into your house! AHHHHHH!
It is really cute, though. I think using the paper rather than the cellophane gives the windows more of a frosted look when the "candle" is on, adding to the illusion of chilly weather outside. How fun this must have been to do in the summer!

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012 05:40:15 PM »

ooh good idea using xmas cards Mink!
bwahaha Jexx!  TOTAL craft herpes.  i shipped the house almost a week ago, and i just found glitter on my keyboard that i swear was not there this morning!  where did it come from AHHHHHH!   Shocked

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012 08:53:58 AM »

oooo--love it!  I also collect glitter houses!  I have quite a few from my family...some with very little glitter left, but I love them!

Thanks for the mini tute!  You did a fabulous job!

Sorry, but you will never get rid of the glitter...never...

« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012 09:29:07 AM »


now that i've discovered them, i'm hooked!  finding freebie templates all over the web too...looks like my house will soon have a lovely dusting of glitter over everything!!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012 03:49:15 PM »

It's so sparkley and wintery! I love sparkley and wintery!

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012 08:51:50 AM »

as the recipient of this amazing house I want to thank you!!     I love it!!  I didn't even know you had posted separately about it til just now.    It will set alongside my vintage putz houses and my other handmade glitter houses.   

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012 09:08:25 AM »

Oh this is great, I make these two..at least I have made one a year at christmas for the last two years. I mostly paint them white, and on the bottom I write a list of all the big things that have happened in our lives in the last year...eventually I will have a village!

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012 01:01:21 PM »

what a lovely idea to write positive memories on the bottom edelC!

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