Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Paper + Glitter + Glue








You know I mentioned 
my love for glittery Putz
mica houses. 

Well, last year, my home was
featured on a local charity
holiday house walk.










In trying to think of interesting
things to decorate with, I decided
to make a little Putz-style 
version of the house.









Here is how it turned out.
It is not exact, a more simplified
symmetrical version of the house,
but still recognizable ..... maybe?

I used heavy duty watercolor paper, an Exacto knife,
Elmer's glue and various types of mica and glitter
that I bought on Etsy.
New bottle brush trees, wreaths, and hedges from 
the dollhouse collections at craft stores were used
for the landscaping.
(Had to cut down and reconfigure
them a bit so they were the right scale.)









A little Putz-style mica Polohouse!






The front of the house in July.


The houses are sharing the shelves in a kitchen hutch with brown transferware and ironstone pieces.


Does this season 
bring out the
"crafty" side of you?

What have you been working on this month?







Linking up with Kim at SavvySouthernStyle

25 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my Alyson, you're so talented, wow! Your replica of my fav "featured" home, The Polo house, it sure came out gorgeous, just like it and I love how you arranged it with the pretty transferware plates. Thanks for sharing my friend and hope you visit too, as I love you coming by. Merry Christmas. FABBY

Linda said...

Alison, this is really wonderful! You did such a beautiful job with it and how charming to have a little miniature of your own home! This would be such a fun gift idea, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Pamela Gordon said...

Alison, your replica house is just sweet. What a great idea to design and make your own Putz house. It looks so pretty with your other houses and will someday be a family keepsake. Blessings,
Pamela

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I can't believe you made that. I recognized it right off that it was your house. Marvelous!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Alison, now that's talent! Love your replica!! The detail is just wonderful! These would make great Christmas gifts! Love your display...it's just fantastic!

Sue said...

What an amazing replica of your home in this Putz house, Alison! It surely fits right in with all the rest of your things on the shelf. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years to come.
:-) Sue

Janette - The2Seasons said...

That is very impressive. I think you have been hiding your art skills from us.

Designs By Pinky said...

That is AMAZING!!!! What a fabulous job you did!!!! I bet everyone was really wowed when they saw it! When we built this house, my hubby made a model of it for me so I could SEE it better. It wad hard to envision just from house plans. Maybe he could make us one of these! Thanks for the inspiration. I am not "crafty". I do florals but that's it really. XO, Pinky

Cozy Home Scenes said...

How cute Alison! I love glitter houses anyway, but love how you make this one special to honor your home. I've been really swamped lately and haven't had as much time as I'd like to get around to blogs lately. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What fabulous little houses! The one of your home is amazing!Everything looks so divine, we'd love to have you link to "What's It Wednesday", linking now.
Hugs,
Patti

Babs said...

Alison! You take the cake! I adore Putz houses and I can't believe you made one like your home. I rarely see any vintage ones here, and I only have one little new one I used on the hutch for Christmas. Gotta look for some and bottle brush trees next year. Love those too.
LOVE how you used the houses with your brown transferware.
Hugs,
Babs

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh I just love it!... you saw how much I love my Putz houses too... now I want to make a mini one of our home... thank you so much for sharing... both of your "homes" are just gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, I'm very impressed! The house looks so cute and your whole display is so beautiful!

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Well, Alison, you've managed to do it again-blow me away, that is! Your little (ha!) Putz house is fabulous! You might double over with laughter when you see mine. Lol!
Barb

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello again... I am back for another look, as I too joined the party at Ivy and Elephants... sooo gorgeous!... how long did it take for you to create? It truly is stunning... xoxo Julie Marie

The enchanted home said...

Alison...this is so totally charming and beautiful....move over Christmas Villages!!!!! They have nothing over this! This is so wonderful, do I smell a new business replicating ones home in a miniature Christmas souped up replicas:)
I am sure its painstaking, but am also sure it was a labor of love. What a wonderful keepsake to bring out every season.
Love it!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am so wowed by this! What a super job you did~it will be a family heirloom for sure...I would love to try it, but it looks like patience is a job requirement!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Alison that turned out FABULOUS!!

Richard Cottrell said...

It is stunning. Great job. I might have to copy. I wanted a gingerbread, too lazy, profession cost a lot, so none, this is doable. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Audrey said...

Very pretty display of your Putz houses and your did a fantastic job on making one of your house. I would never have tried it. I need to display my little houses this year. Christmas Blessings. Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is just too cleaver...it turned out perfectly. The little trees, the way you arranged it with the transferware...all charming. What a holiday treat!

Lori Lucas said...

I just love your glitter Polo house! It is absolutely perfect. I also love how you have them displayed on your kitchen hutch. BUT your post with your plaid lunchboxes is stuck in my mind!!! Oh my gosh. I have never seen anything sweeter in my life! I am swooning over your Christmas decor! Lori Lucas

Cindy said...

WOW Alison! That's amazing...and looks just like you house! You are definately crafty to be able to create such a beauty...I love it!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Alison, this is soooo neat. I want to make one! Going to have to do a little more checking into this. And of coarse I LOVE your brown transferware, I want some of that too.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Alison,

Your so creative! I love your replica.

Dee