If you’re a fan of things tiny, cute, or glittery then this is the project for you! This delightful little village will be a great addition to your ornament collection and they also make a perfect gift! You can make them with or without the hanging loop, because these little guys look great on a table or a tree! Let’s get started.
I started by giving all my houses a coat of white paint, then went over just the walls of the house in pink or turquoise paint.
If you want to turn your houses into ornaments, this is the point when you want to add the screw eyes. It is very difficult to insert them once the houses are covered in glitter. I poked a pilot hole in the roof with a pin, then used pliers to grip the screw eye while inserting them.
Once all the houses were dry, I applied a coat of adhesive to the walls using my Nuvo glue pen. I just want a thin layer of glitter on the walls to allow the color to show through. The pen works great for applying a thin and even coat of adhesive.
This is where a glitter tray comes in really handy. You want to pour on more glitter than you need, working quickly to avoid the adhesive drying.
For the glitter on the roof top and chimney, I wanted a thick layer of glitter, so a thicker adhesive was needed. I used a stiff bristle brush to apply Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the rooftop.
I found it best to work in sections to get the best coverage, and sometimes had to go over areas with more adhesive.
To create the look of snow drifts around the house I used a combination of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and glitter. I tried several different methods before finding this winning combination. The Nuvo drops were perfect because they retain their shape well as they dry, and the white color made for a great background under the glitter.
For my next technique I used Nuvo Gilding Flakes to cover an entire house. For this I went back to the glue pen once again to create an even thin coat of adhesive. As with the other houses, I worked in sections.
The mini blending brushes are great for burnishing the flakes (plus they are super cute!)
I added a simple linen twine to hang them as soon as they were dry. I just love how they turned out. If only I could make my real house look like these!