My sister had the great idea of making glitter house Christmas ornaments for our children and grandchildren, so she came over for a visit, and we did them together. It was a lot of fun making up these Melissa Frances kits. I made 8 houses altogether, as you can see in this photo.
PTI's Blog Hop coincided with this project, which was fortunate! I used a little PTI cardstock, and sprinkled all of the houses with Prisma glitter, overtop of the other glitter, for some extra shine.
These two were made with glass glitter, from Melissa Frances (brown chunky glass glitter) and Art Institute (fine," antique-looking" glass glitter). The brown glitter reminds me of a stone cottage! I enjoyed using glass glitter as there is some weight to it, although the fine, traditional glitter worked well, too. I used Aleen's Glitter snow on the roof, fence and trees, as well as a fine dusting of Prisma Glitter over top of pretty much everything! I sprayed a glossy fixative over the whole houses and bases, in hopes of sealing in any glitter in years to come. I put some yellow vellum behind the window and door sashing to make it look like light is coming from inside.
This shows them all lined up on my mantle with the sun shining on them. The glitter really sparkles!
This shows what the snow on the roofs look like, and if you click on the photo, you'll be better able to see the Prisma Glitter sparkling.
The large, green house in the back is for my son and his wife, while the two pink ones are for my 2 granddaughters. The pink glitter on the right is Martha Stewart glitter, while the other two are glass glitter.
And these last 3 are extras, using the template from the Melissa Frances kits and cardstock, to make up a few more. I kept one template behind, for each of the styles of houses, in case I want to make some more next year.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day!