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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Glitter Cottage Assembly Line


Last year, after Christmas, I bought a bunch of these paper mache houses. I had seen lots of pretty, glittery cottages on blogs, so I was determined to give it a try. I think they'll look great with my old bottlebrush trees. I started painting them a couple of weeks ago, and decorating them as I go along.

These are the first three on the assembly line. That aqua one needs something up there on the dormers. They all need alot more embellishing!

And here are the next three. The one on the right needed a little peephole so the occupants could see who was at the door, so I cut an opening.

Here are some of the adornments. Lots of glitter....

sparkly pipecleaners, and lots and lots of buttons! Because as my daughter Liz always says, buttons make everything cuter! Now I need to get back to work at the glitter factory! Check back soon, to see The Glitter Cottages, on Sparkle Street! Sounds like a hoity toity subdivision, doesn't it?!

25 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love the assembly line! Great way to get a lot of gifts done at once and have great fun doing it! These little houses are so CUTE! Love 'em! Have a great Saturday and a beautiful weekend! Hugs, Coralie

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, they're so cute! Can't wait to see the finished photos!

Where did you buy the houses - locally or online? I've had trouble finding them online. Thanks,

Sue

Lisa said...

Where do you find them? I can get already made ones but haven't seen the fix your own! You did a great job on yours they are sweet!!
Hugs, Lisa

~~Carol~~ said...

Sue and Lisa, I got the houses at Michaels. I don't know if they have them this year though. I bought them after Christmas last year. You could also try JoAnn Fabrics or Hobby Lobby.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, these are TOO cute! Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Keetha Broyles said...

Very very cute and I believe you have ALSO been doing a little redecorating of ye olde blogge. I wasn't sure I was at the right pit stop!!!

:-)

Into Vintage said...

Really cute - now I want to make some too!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I think I'm going to have to try Michael's today. Those are so cute. You made them go from plain to fabulous!

Maureen said...

A cute little village! Liz is right on the buttons - especially vintage buttons. Glitter....well that's the gift that keeps on giving... forever! Weeks later I find it in my hair, on the cat..... haha.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I bought a bunch of these also, but mine are still in a sack in my craft closet. Oh well, maybe I'll just do a lazy version. Yours are GORGEOUS!! I love how you have all the little extras!
hugs,
Debra

Protector of Vintage said...

I love those little houses....the more glitter, the more I like them!! You are doing a great job!!

LBP said...

I love your glittery houses!!! But then again, I love all things GLITTER!!!!

Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

Blessings

Linda

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
Your houses are looking great and I love the name of the street!!
Your fireking collection is awesome! I think the decals were added by the owner :)
Happy Glittering !!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Shelley said...

They are just wonderful...what a great job you have done on them....thanks so much for sharing...thanks too for your prayers concerning the passing of my uncle...they are so appreciated...blessings

Lemondrop Marie said...

How precious! You had me at glitter and buttons!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Jane said...

Those are very cute! I love the colors that you are using and the glitter really finishes them off!
Keep the glitter factory rolling.
Jane

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I bought tons of those same houses last year! For 10 cents each! And they are just sitting unpainted still! I love the glittery look you are doing.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Looked for some of these at Michael's this year - no luck! Bummers!

Blondie said...

These are too cute Carol! You gave me some ideas and inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by to comment on my Christina Aguilera post. Have a great night! Kori xoxo

Susie's country cottage said...

Those little cottages are so cute and I love the way you've decorated them. They are so pretty. We dont have Michaels here but I'm going to look online and maybe I can find something similar because I've always wanted to make a little Christmas village.

SugarPlumFairy said...

Now THIS is right up my alley! I love these cottages - anything pink and sparkly is OK in my book ;)
xoxo

barbara said...

Love the houses & the new look on the blog!

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh wow the houses turned out great, I love the glitere and designs, they are great, and just in time for the holidays, little elves, will be happy to visit them.


Happy Holidays thanks for stopping over to visit Disney Sunday Ursela was a favorite of mine too, she was so intersting to watch in the movie.


BLessings,
Heidi

Sandy said...

Carol,

I wished we lived by each other! I so would enjoy making some of these wonderful little houses!!!!! They re so cute and vintage! Where did you buy these???? I think they are perfect! Have a good day! Sandy

Embellished Bayou said...

These are so cute! I'm a big fan of glitter!