This is part one of two posts I will be doing about this village. I enjoyed this project more than just about anything I have ever done. For starters, it was very inexpensive. The total cost for these three pieces was $4.20, which was 40% off at Hobby Lobby. I used regular acrylic paint, tacky craft glue, and clear glitter to give them the effect I wanted. I have a cute little Martha Stewart village that I found at K-mart a couple of years ago, and I used it as somewhat of a guide.
They are just plain little cardboard houses:
I pulled off the bottoms of each house:
They now look better and this also will enable me to put battery tea candles in them after they are finished.
I painted them ice cream colors:
I diluted the glue with a little water and painted it on. I poured glitter over the wet glue and shook off the excess. I repeated this process for each part of the house until they were covered.
This is how they turned out. All sugary and magical.
I also cut a tiny piece of lace for each window in the 2 houses and some of this print tissue for the church windows. It looked just like curtains and stained glass windows.
The way I did it was to apply the glue from the craft stick to the insides of the windows with my finger, then attach the lace or tissue paper. Sorry I don't have a picture for that.
Part two of this post will show you how they looked with their window treatments and where I put this village, so stay tuned!