December 10, 2009

Homemade Glitter House

For the past three years I have been fascinated with glitter houses. This year I picked up a couple at Target and that got me thinking I should try making my own. After doing a little research online I found a few patterns and went to work.
Would you like to see my first creation?
I tell you, it was really easy, so easy in fact I have four others in the various stages which I hope to finish in the next couple days. I'm completely obsessed, it's just so darn FUN!
Here's how I did it.
Found a pattern here, enlarged it to 150%, cut it out and then traced it onto cardboard. For cardboard I use cereal boxes and for the base I picked up canvas covered chipboard at Micheals.
Cut out all the pieces with a Xacto knife.
Using my glue gun, I glued it all together and this is how it looked. Then I painted it.Then the fun part began. Glittering and fake snow. So much fun!

Here's another view of the finished house.
The kids even got in on the action. Here's little Ms. Z's creation. How sweet!
If you have never made one, I high recommend you start saving cereal boxes, get yourself some glitter and give it a try - you won't regret it.
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  1. Loves it.

    Martha had a whole section on a glitter house town made from boxes. I've always wanted to do it, and you've totally pushed me over the edge.

    Thanks for sharing. I'm totally drooling over the house. =)

  2. Wow - wish I had the time to make little glitter houses. Yours are so chic!

  3. WOW your house is don't need to buy them you could definatly make your own village!

  4. Robin you are amazing! It is just perfect and beautiful...I think you should think about starting a business! Your daughter's is adorable too.

    I love the red and white!


  5. I think your glitter house is absolutely perfect. I found your blog by specifically looking for vintage glitter houses. I will be
    making some of these next year. I hope you don't mind me visiting. I love to scrapbook, craft, sew and decorate. I am a designer for a scrapbook company and have to be doing something creative each day. I am crazy about glitter, and have been doing some fun things with glass glitter.


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