Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Glitter Village

We got the little Glitter Village set up the other night. First we stacked some books up on a table with about 5" of books in the back, about 3" on the sides, and about 2" in the front. Then we laid a set of icicle lights on them and covered that with two layers of batting. I trimmed the batting to match the shape of the table and we poked holes for the icicle lights where we wanted each house.

Then we snaked each lights up through the batting, added the houses and poked the lights into the houses. Lastly we added some bottle brush trees and a few little figures. Voila, Glitter Village.

Here's Billy getting a card out of his mailbox.

Here's the choir leaving the church after practice.

Here the mailman delivering more Christmas cards.

And here are the kids who live at the little brown cabin making a snowman. The cabin was Teen1's idea and I like it a lot.

A word of advice if you decide to make some glitter houses: DO NOT use a toothpaste box to make a house like I did. The cardboard is so thin that you can read "Whitening Tartar Protection" right through the roof! Maybe a few more coats of paint will help, but for now I'm thinking the Crest House isn't making the grade here Amongst The Oaks.


Andi's English Attic said...

Beautiful. I have a Christmas village in the attic and last year I thought about giving it away, but having seen yours and a few other blogs, I'm all ready to set it up and play! xx

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I'm glad you keep making these. I love looking at them.

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just beautiful, Laura!