If you are looking for a simple and easy Christmas craft, try making a DIY Glittery Christmas Cottage.
This is SO easy and yet adds a beautiful look tor your Christmas and Holiday vignettes. I think I could/will even keep my DIY Glittery Christmas Cottage out through Winter.
When I was walking through Hobby Lobby, I came across a paper mache’ house. Right away, I knew I wanted to paint it white and cover it with iridescent glitter. I already had what I needed at home, so I was ready to go.
What you will need to make a DIY Glittery Christmas Cottage:
1 paper mache’ house
white craft paint
a sponge brush
The house that I bought is in 2 separate pieces. The roof comes off the house base.
I painted the whole house with 2 coats of craft paint. I would have used spray paint, but I didn’t have any.
UGH! I should have bought some when I was out, but, you know how that goes, right?
Once the paint was completely dry, I used a sponge brush to cover each section with mod-podge. I did one “wall” at a time. I was careful to make sure all of the walls were covered.
I used a spoon to sprinkle the glitter on the walls. Using my fingers, I pressed the glitter into the wet mod podge. I added at least 3 layers of glitter. This probably took the longest time. But, I wanted the DIY Glittery Christmas Cottage to shimmer in all types of light.
You can see all of the glitter in this picture. I didn’t edit this picture intentionally, so you could see how the Christmas cottage glistens in the day light.
Can you see how easy this was? It took 2 hours at the most. I wasn’t in a hurry. I was taking my time. I am excited because I have a certain spot for my DIY Glittery Christmas Cottage in our Master bedroom.
Thanks for joining me today.
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