The day after Thanksgiving I frantically finished the glitterhouses to get them up right in time for the Christmas season. I even bought some of the finishing detail supplies on Black Friday at great prices! So here is the finished display complete with tissue paper snowflakes! Kinda pretty, huh? I am very pleased with how it turned out. I tried putting lights under the fake snow, but we only have LED lights and they looked too "pointy" under the snow, so I took them out. I might just drape a string of lights along the edge of the mantle.
The houses are sitting at random heights on books positioned under the fake snow. I pulled up the back of the snow behind the houses to make it look like they are nestled on the side a mountain.
I bought the bottle brush trees at Michael's Crafts in the christmas village section. On top of the whole scene I sprinkled some glittery snow, although it doesn't really stand out that much.
I made the wreaths from pipe cleaners and little bows I made from tiny wired ribbon. It's all put together with a hot glue gun. Here is the template I used for the church: Template #1
Here is the template I used for this house: Template #2
Here is the template I used for this house: Template #3 (bay window version)
This house is my own design. I actually do have the template that I can scan in, so if you are interested in it just let me know either through email or in the comments. I tried to make it more of a colonial design.
I am very excited about my christmas village! It turned out better than I had expected!