- Small wooden or cardboard house/birdhouse (From Joann's was just $1)
- Acrylic craft paint (also from Joann's for about $1)
- Clear German Glass Glitter (I order mine online from Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Ribbons (textured & colorful work best, mine were also from Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Assorted pretty beads (I used inexpensive plastic ones from Michael's)
- Mod Podge
- Hot glue gun
- Foam brush, tweezers
First start with two coats of acrylic craft paint on the house. I used grass green as the main part of the house & top, sky blue for the roof & base and white for the trim. Give about 10 minutes to fully dry.
Next apply a very thin coat of Mod Podge, a section at a time (since it dries fast):
Sprinkle the glitter on until you get your desired level of sparkle and shake off the excess. Any clear glitter will work, but German glass glitter gives a lovely, textured, "sugary" look you just can't get with plain craft store glitter. Definitely adds that special something:
I added a border trim to the roof using yellow velvet ribbon. I applied it with hot glue, doing one a side at a time so it was easily to get the placement on the edge just right.
I clipped two butterflies from some shaped ribbon and glue that on the center of the trim to cover where the ribbon ends meet on the front and back.
I did the same with some pink puffed satin tulip ribbon to go along the bottom of each side for some garden accents.
Once all sides and roof are done & dry (about 10 minutes), I carefully applied the round blue beads around the opening with a hot glue gun, one dab at a time using tweezers.
Then I used hot glue to individually add the shaped flower beads along the edge of the roof. Since the glue comes up through the holes in the center of the beads, I used tweezers to add a seed bead to each one so it covers the hole and adds some extra detail.
Now the glitter house is ready to add a little spring to the room!
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