I am building Halloween Glitter Houses - also called Putz Houses. I started this project just because I wanted to do something crafty after working in my attic for many days in a row. I am enjoying it immensely.
Here are a few examples of my little houses in approximate order of building. I initially made a few houses from Howard Lamey's patterns on Little Glitterhouses just to get an idea of how they go together and what all is involved. Almost all of his houses are painted and then glittered, but I've been covering my with scrapbook paper or card stock. They will get glitter and more decor later. I thought I would do a big glitter day all at once so I'm not continually covered with glitter.
The second house is not yet on a base. I haven't decided what to put it on. Alison also decorated this. The chimneys are not glued on at this time so that's one reason they look a little wonky. Both of these houses are based on the Twin Peaks pattern off Little Glitterhouses website by Howard Lamey, an incredible artist.
This little house is a Sizzix die cut pattern designed by Brenda Walton. I think it is a little bland - that's why I made a fake book as the base for it. It is also not glued on yet. I am experimenting with trees and little clay pumpkins, mice, etc.
I actually made this pattern myself though I did copy it from something I found online at Ally Scraps the blog. Obviously this house is designed for kids. I even made candy corn from polymer clay. I have some more decorations planned for this house. The base is a large ribbon spool just like I made for the first house.
Ok, now you see the Spider house below - one of my very favorites. It's got a black fence made from a Martha Stewart deep edge punch (which I have since broken - I have to fix it because it is too cool.) That's a spider hanging from the portico in the front. The house windows are made of tissue paper so if you put a small LED light inside, the house windows glow.
Here is another house from one of Howard Lamey's patterns called "Little Charmer". If you look at Pinterest or Etsy or Flicker, you will see many examples of this house.
That's just a small update for today. I'll show some more of my more advanced designs tomorrow or the next day.