Christmas Glitter Houses in the Woods

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This year I’m decorating for Christmas with a woodland theme, but I still wanted to use my beloved glitter house village I made a few Christmas’ ago. I decided to use the tree branch cake plate stands I made for my daughters s’more birthday party, to add some rustic charm. I love how it turned out.

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The instructions for how to make these beautiful little houses, can be found at this post and this post. Most of them are made out of old cereal boxes, that are cut, glued, painted, and glittered -very time consuming but well worth the effort! You, your empty honey nut Cheerios box, and an exacto knife could do the same thing.

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I made the rustic tree branch cake stands out of old wood from the forest that a friend cut with his chain saw for me, and I sanded and glued together, see the whole tutorial here to make them.

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I added in lots of different little bottle brush and miniature village trees to try and make it feel like it was in the woods -I even tucked in a little toy moose. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love all the different trees together, and all the different heights of everything. And I sprinkled on lots of faux snow, since there is none outside yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Along the front of the mantel I used my garland made from old felted sweaters –see the tutorial here. I love how fuzzy and soft they are and how they resemble snowballs.

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With Christmas Glitter Houses in the woods, life really is a party! Wishing you and your village a very merry Christmas.

This post is linked up 36th Avenue, French Country Cottage, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, Craftberry Bush, Twigg Studios, and Savvy Southern Style.

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  1. I so want to make one of these putz houses this year…I hope I have time after seeing yours. So sweet!

  2. I love your woodland theme and all the sparkle! Beautiful!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link part is open.

  3. I have just started crafting these wonderful little houses! I am so hooked and so full of glitter! Love how you have displayed yours!

  4. Hi
    Just wanted to say out of all the mantels I’ve seen yours is stunning. There is such a gentle holiday beauty in it that warmsmy heart. i also adore the use of the wood for pedestals, how gorgeous! Now to watch for a downed tree for next year! Thank you for sharing such a delight! Lori

  5. I absolutely love your little houses! You arranged them beautifully. May I ask where would one get these house (starter) in order to glitter them? Thank you so much!

  6. Hi Ilona, I made the houses out of cereal boxes, you find the pattern and instructions at They’re time consuming but so pretty when they’re done. There’s a link in my post about how I made them too.
    Good luck,

  7. Thank you so much for the links! You are very creative and your cute, glitter houses are wonderful! Million thanks! Ilona

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