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DIY Holiday Glitter House, “A Grateful Home”

Learn how to DIY a Glitter House to use in your Holiday Decor this year! A fun knock-off Cody Foster glitter house!

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.

How to Make the Glitter House 

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


  • Paper Mache House
  • Spray Paint
  • Craft Glue
  • Glitter
  • Ephemera that matches the theme
  • Scrapbook paper and stickers
  • Plastic Trees/Pumpkins


  1. Spray Paint the roof with Copper Metallic spray paint
  2. Base coat the house with white craft paint, (note: 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).
  3. Using glitter glue and glitter (both by Martha Stewart) cover the house with glue then sprinkle the antique silver glitter all over the house.
  4. Printed off a sheet of paper with lots of the Grateful Glam pieces on it (or use any Fall themed scrapbook paper or stickers).  Choose an image banner to make a Banner for the chimney.
  5. Use washi tape to attach it to a bamboo skewer, along with a couple of clouds.  Then just poke a hole in the chimney and put the skewer in.  It fit snugly and I didn’t need any glue.
  6. Embellish the house with some tissue paper lollies in the eaves, and a little pennant punched from the paper.
  7. 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*.
  8. 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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  1. Love this so much! I have two of these cardboard houses and have yet to decorate them! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

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