I've had some requests to share a tutorial on how to make the glitter houses I did. See here to see them.
I have not had time to do so but will soon. In the mean time this is a very good tutorial I found, done by Robin.
I just finished graphing out two styles of houses that had instructions online; but they were very tiny... I tried enlarging them on my printer and after about 15 minutes of failing I grabbed some graph paper and got to work. I actually like that process so it was fun for me.
A neighbor of my daughter saw the houses Dori and I'd made for her and she wants to do one with her daughter with me instructing. So a Putz Party will be planned and we'll craft/paint/glitter together. I'll do one and they'll follow along. Will be fun. I also owe my sister in-law in CA some instructions... have been putting together a folder of such to mail her. Hopefully we can Putz together when visiting there this year.
I have learned that a person can spend hours/days searching the Internet for glitter house patterns, instructions and one ends up back to the same sites; will share soon; but Robin's site has some links at the bottom to check out. I have been printing out colored photos of Putz/Glitter Houses that have a detail I like and want to copy.
This link takes you to my Pinterest Board of ideas I'm saving. Also if you do Pinterest do a Search with these titles: glitter houses, Putz house, vintage putz house, vintage putz church, glitter church, glitter village, putz glitter house, made in Japan putz. If you don't enjoy the construction part of the houses go to Etsy and do a search for Putz houses, miniature house and you can purchase pre-made ones... all they need doing is painting, decorating and glittering if you desire.
Oh in closing: when is the last time you saw a phone booth? We sure don't see them around here anymore but yesterday we met some friends for Brunch in Edmonds (they celebrated their 30th wedding anniv.) and hubby and I spotted a phone booth by the restaurant. We were surprised and felt it was "picture worthy":
Bye for now..........