Dear Creatives, You know how I posted about the glitter houses & villages the other week. Well I am happy to say I have some to share with you. Not to mention some resources for a few items if you’d like to create your own glitter house or village. From some of the information I gave already you can see that they can be made simply or extravagantly. It is all up to you. Today I am going to share with you a few tips of my own that I came across while starting to make these little houses. ( Note links to more Victorian – Glitter house templates & tutorials at bottom of page)
First off practice makes perfect right? But, really anyone can do this. Even kids that are a little older although some may need help. For my first go round with these little houses I started out simple & these are done with the template from Martha Stewart which you can enlarge but, I started small. I used scrapbook papers & even a few scrapbook stickers that looked like windows. I have two photo collages that show you basically what to do.
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- Basic supplies are needed: A ruler, pencil, scissors, x-acto knife, scrapbook paper, glitter flakes, glitter, glitter glue & or Elmer’s glue, Zipdry glue,, glue stick, hole punch or crop a dial.
- Using a fast drying glue is good for holding the box edges & roof together. I tried Elmer’s but you have to either put it on & let it get tacky then hold until it doesn’t come apart ( can be done, but time consuming & slides around if not dry enough- this is what caused my 1st roof top not being perfect, but you really don’t notice when not in the photos & just on the mantle)
- Print out template or make your own, cut out 1 of paper then lay over cardboard & cut it out. If making windows now is the time to cut them out. Whether you paper under or leave open. Also score any fold lines prior to next step!
- Then lay cardboard on scrapbook paper & trace with a pencil & cut out the outline. Then lay it onto your house & make sure it looks good. Flip it over & glue stick the back of paper & place onto the house. Press out with your hands & adjust as needed. Fold over scored areas. They will be at the connecting side & roof line.
- Decorate house & if you want you can add punched holes like I did in case you might want to hang these as ornaments. Later you can either slip another string through or just make bow long enough to untie & loop as an ornament hanger! To get the holes in exact spots on each side I just folded the roof & lined up my hole punch.Then punched through the cardboard with paper adhered. Or you can mark it & punch through.
- Next decorate I cut out paper of a different color & added window panes with glitter glue. I glued & sprinkled glitter flakes for snow. I had cut out a heart on the back so I covered it with paper PRIOR to sealing my house in its shape. But, at this point used the glitter glue to go around the outside edges. Don’t worry if glue lines are not perfect no one will care, really!
- Now, make your little village. I used a small tray from the Dollar Store $1. & sprinkled a little snow & placed trees then added more snow. Or you can use a glass plate, cake stand what ever you have. Get creative. I am going to get some supplies to make really pretty bigger ones soon. I can see this being an annual tradition. They are fun to make! I hope with all the video tutorials I shared in the previous post (link below) & this one will have you making some for yourself soon!
Happy Glitter House Crafting!
I can’t wait until Sammie is on break & we try to make some more glitter houses. Be sure to check out my previous post to see other tutorials, links & even a video of how to. Plus a link to a larger Victorian house template! *
Have you made any glitter, winter or Victorian houses?