Take any yikes, scary or icky Christmas Village house from the thrift store and give it a whole new look – a glitter putz house look, to be exact. Simple, affordable, and so stinkin’ cute!
I shared my glitter putz house village set in my Christmas home tour, but what I didn’t show you was how they all started. That’s the real kicker.
So here they are. Small and adorable in their own right, but not exactly for me and this years colorful pastel Christmas.
You’ve probably seen them for a dime a dozen at thrift stores, and that is exactly where I picked mine up for 50 cents to $1.00 each. But after discovering German Glitter Putz houses online, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the village set once I got them home.
I first had it in my mind to paint them all white, and then glitter them. But once my Colorful Christmas started piecing together, I thought some pastel colors would suit the village well.
Let me give you a quick close up of each putz house and then show you the materials you need and the simple process it takes to create a putz village for yourself out of ceramic houses.
What’s so great about this method is that you don’t have to be an expert painter, and you don’t need to fuss over details and perfect paint jobs.
Once they are covered in paint, glitter and snow they will look absolutely flawless. Even my kids enjoyed helping me put them together.
You can combine colors or simply paint the house one single color and let the details of the ceramic house shine.
I used the same products and method to do some glitter putz houses from paper mache products, so keep in mind that option when looking for your village.
Let me show you how it’s done!
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- Mod Podge
- I like the matte finish for this project
- Paint of choice
- Craft acrylics work great
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First, paint your houses in the desired colors – 2 or 3 coats of paint may be necessary. Add snow drifts or embellishments as desired. My particular villages came with snow imprints on them already, and I painted them white. As you can see below, my paint job is less than perfect. Once the glitter and snow gets placed on top, no one will know the wiser.
Once completely dry, brush on the mod podge a section at a time.
Work fast to add the glitter and snow on top of the mod podge until you get the desired effect. Shake off any extra glitter and snow.
I used the diamond dust mostly on the roofs and tops of houses, the fake snow to clump on the snow drifts, and the fine glitter around the rest of the house.
There is no exact science to this process, so feel free to go with your gut and see where creativity takes you.
Let me know if you give it a try! It’s a fun project for girls night, family night, or just for yourself.
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