Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Make A Sweetheart Glitter Cottage!

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I'm all about the sweetness of Valentine's Day and what better way to show that with a Sweetheart Glitter Cottage!  I caught my fever for making glitter cottages at Christmas when I made this winter-themed one last month:

It looked so lovely sitting on the mantle & added a little extra festive flair around the house.  And even though it looked fancy, it was soooo inexpensive to make.  So I knew I HAD to do another one - this time with a sweetheart theme for the upcoming holiday:

Glittery, sugary goodness makes my heart warm:) And once again, I got a lot of my special decorating goodies from Sugar Pink Boutique, my go-to source for sweet, pretty accessories.  Want to make one yourself?  Here's how:

You'll Need:
- Small wooden or cardboard house/birdhouse (From Joann's was just $1)
- Acrylic craft paint
- German Glass Glitter (from Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Pom pom ric-rac (from Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Baby pom pom trim (from Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Assorted heart beads (from the giant $6 plastic bead grab bag at Michael's)
- Wall spackling & sandwich bag (optional)
- Mod Podge
- Hot glue gun
- Foam brush, toothpick

First start with two coats of acrylic craft paint.  I used bubble gum pink as the main part of the house, hot pink for the roof & base and white for the trim:

For the "frosting" on the roof, I used spackling piped on using a sandwich bag with the corner cut out:

Next apply a very thin coat of Mod Podge, a section at a time (since it dries fast):

Sprinkle the german glass glitter on until you get your desired level of sparkle.  German glass glitter gives a lovely "sugary" look you just can't get with plain craft store glitter.  Definitely adds that special something:

Once all sides & roof are done & dry, I carefully applied small heart beads around the opening and some larger ones as accents on the front and roof with Mod Podge and a toothpick.  Again, doing these a side at a time means they won't slide around while drying:

Next I applied my ric-rac & pom pom ribbon using hot glue.  That stuff dries fast too, so a side at a time is key:

Then my little Valentine's Cottage was done and ready to be loved:

Sharing this with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so click HERE to check them out!


  1. Vraiment très joli !

  2. I love those little glitter houses, I make mine out of cardboard. Your Valentine themed one is super, duper cute!! http://vickidesigner.com/2011/12/13/authentic-glitter-house/

  3. That is just too adorable!

  4. Oh this is absolutely precious! I am obsessed with Valentine's this year and so wanna make this with my 2 year old, Teagan! Thanks for sharing. Pinning this!


  5. Those are adorable! I would love for you to share these at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcratymama.com!

  6. So cute! I'm gonna have to try one of these with my daughter. I'm a follower too. Stop by and follow to if you like. I love meeting new blog friends, Lori

  7. Love your glitter house. Pink is my favorite color and your house is so sweet! Thanks for linking up to Cheap Thrills Thursday at Black Kat's Design. I hope you stop by again next week. I can't wait to see what you've made.


  8. These are sooooo cute!! I am going to be on the look out for plain wooden bird boxes now that I can brighten up!!
    Feel free to link up on my blogs linky party!

  9. Thanks so much everyone! These are so much fun to make - would love to see if you make one! I can't wait to do another one:)

  10. I love this gorgeous cottage it's so Sugar Pink style!! You make the cutest little cottages I have ever seen and I own quite a few! I'm impressed with your creativeness girlfriend! Thank you so much for mentioning my shop again you're a sweetie! Big hugs, Jennifer

  11. How cute and fun! I'd be SO pumped if you'd come and share this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com I hope to see you there! ~Jen

  12. This is soo cute and adorable!!! I love it...would really love for you to share this with us here http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-4.html

    Thanks so much,

  13. Love this little house! Just perfect for this season!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. That looks good enough to eat! And when I first saw it, I thought 'YUM!!', but then the ingredients said things like spackle, glue and glass, so it's not for eats, but for looks!!! And it's adorable!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Great job!

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  16. Love your sweetheart cottage! I made a "love birds" house last year... perfect for the upcoming Valentine holiday.

  17. This little house is so precious! It looks like you could eat it! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

  18. Love this adorableness! I would love for you to link up with my party at: http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-13-link-up.html

    Each week, three items get featured!

  19. Absolutely wonderful! :)

    Love for you to share this at JAQS Studio Linky Party:

  20. WOW.. absolutely adore it.. This is a fantastic idea..
    Thanks for linking up at friday fun party Cheryl.. :)

  21. Stopping by again to thank you for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! Your little house is soooo precious!

  22. Cute ideas, just right for the holiday. Thanks for linking up with "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday to share more terrific ideas! -The Sisters

  23. Just adorable, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, and for making me aware finally of why I do need some German glass glitter in my life!

  24. Cheryl,
    I just love these!! And I happen to have some unfinished ones in my stash!! Imagine that!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!


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