Thursday, November 29, 2012

Handmade Glitter Houses

Christmas and Crafts just seem to go together.
I have been collecting Glitter House photos, patterns, tutorials and cereal boxes for a LONG time.
Last week-end was the time to put them all to use when I had two of my grandchildren over to have a craft day. Emmett is 12, he admitted that he didn't think he was going to like making glitter Houses. Something about the word Glitter that made him think girly. Elise 8, on the other hand loves anything and everything that has glitter.

We all really got into it and in about 7 hours had made 5 houses. Emmett had the best time, making two. He wanted to come back on Monday, a holiday from school, and he made two more.

Emmett and I had  challenge to see how inventive we could be. He went out in the yard to find small sticks so he could make a wood pile next to his house...I put fluffs of cotton in my chimney.

He made a snowman out of clay...I made stepping stones out the door, in the snow. His fourth 'house' was a small castle that he made the pattern and did the entire 'house' by himself.
However, it doesn't count because he didn't put any glitter on it.
One of the best web sites for photos and patterns is:
As soon as I can photograph my houses (I made four houses and a church), I plan to put them on my etsy shop:
If you haven't tried makings these, I must warn you, they are addictive!
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas


Whimsicalnotions said...

these are soo sweet love them,A lovely way to spend a few hours,

studiomaison said...

great idea! visiting you from the etsy we love vintage team :)