In case you missed these glitter houses I shared at Positively Splendid, I’m posting them again here. Have a great weekend!
Two years ago, I saw some amazing glitter houses made by Rhonna Farrer, here. I immediately bought all the supplies and have been holding on to my stash until now. Although I intended to do this project way back then, I never found the time with all the other holiday projects I was trying to get done. When Amy asked for holiday projects nice and early, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to tackle this glitter bonanza.
The paper mache nesting houses came in a set of three and I ordered them online from Hobby Lobby, but I’m sure those of you who are lucky enough to have Hobby Lobby in your area, can pick them up locally. This is basically a go crazy kind of craft with no special instructions or rules. It’s the perfect crafty project for your soul.
The supplies I used include:
scrapbook paper for the mini banners
iridescent pipe cleaners
vintage sheet music
To start, I painted all the pieces using either acrylic paint or spray paint. Both worked fine; spray paint was easier, of course. On the larger house, I worked in small sections to apply a layer of Mod Podge and then glitter. For the smaller house, I cut pieces of vintage sheet music to fit each side of the house and glued them on with Mod Podge. Once they were dry, I cut an X in each window, applied a little more glue, and folded the paper to the inside of each window frame. Then, I covered the whole house with another coat of Mod Podge.
Once you have your base pieces painted and glittered or decoupaged, it’s time to decorate. I strung up beads, a dollar store necklace, and a little pennant banner (I cut triangles and sewed them together). I added tiny pinwheels, some pre-made diecuts, and shiny pipe cleaners. I attached everything using hot glue and then finished the houses off with some “snow” along the roof edges and around the bottoms. I spread a bit of glue, snow, and glitter on some little trees, too, to add to the scene. I wanted to keep the colors bright and non-traditional so that I can set up the little village in our girls’ playroom. I think it’s just perfect!