December 1, 2010

The Glitterhouses Are Finished!!

This morning we woke up to snow!  I couldn't believe it!  The first of December welcomes us with a beautiful snow shower.  Actually, it's still snowing now almost two hours later!  My oldest wanted to go outside immediately, but she hadn't had breakfast yet and I was/am having a hard time moving due to waking up with a pinched nerve in my back.  Ugghh.  I hope it gets better fast because I am supposed to have an afternoon out with my sister-in-law of which I have been really looking forward to.  Driving in the snow and not being able to turn my head is probably not a great combination.  Pray for me!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so happy you finished! I love the colors, the little wreaths, and well, everything about it. The colonial house is simply adorable and I'd love the template if you are willing to share! This is so super cute!
    Merry Christmas!
    - Rachel from Utah :)