DIY Glitter House, “A Grateful Home”

For the last few years at Christmas time I’ve wanted to make a glitter house village.  Rhonna made some a few years ago that I LOVE!   I bought the house with that intention. Then decided to take a little pressure off of myself at Christmas and make one for Thanksgiving instead.  A Grateful Home.

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I used Rhonna Designs InstaBanner and Grateful Glam kits.  The house found it’s “spot” on my fireplace mantle and coordinates nicely with my Give Thanks banner from last year.

To make the house here’s what I did:

-Spray Painted the roof with Copper Metallic spray paint

-Base coated the house with white craft paint, if I did it again though I’d use spray paint, it takes so much craft paint and it’s not as smooth as the spray paint was.

-Using glitter glue and glitter (both by Martha Stewart) I covered the house with glue then sprinkled the antique silver glitter all over the house.

I printed off a sheet of paper with lots of the Grateful Glam pieces on it.  One of them was this banner that I made with the InstaBanners kit. I just added the word “Grateful” on top.

I then used washi tape to attach it to a bamboo skewer, along with a couple of clouds.  Then just poked a hole in the chimney and put the skewer in.  It fit snugly and I didn’t need any glue.

I embellished the house with some tissue paper lollies in the eaves, and a little pennant punched from the paper I printed out.

I found a couple of trees and pumpkins at the craft store that I glued to the base.  I used hot glue for everything, and I’ve got the blister to prove it *wink*.

I found a little acetate clock in my stash of stuff and glued it to the front of the house too.

I’m so happy with how it turned out!! It was not as hard as I thought it was going to be (or as time consuming!)… I put it on our fireplace mantle to remind our little family to have a “Grateful Home” this Thanksgiving season.

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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


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