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Miniature glitter house projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

These little houses were all the rage in the 50's. Villages graced the mantlepieces at Christmas, a source of fascination for kids and adults. Also called Putz houses

See also villages


Links to miniature projects

  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

All That Glitters - by Marilyn in CT

Dovecote - by Karin Corbin, and before glitter

Glitter Houses - by Verpabunny

Glitter Houses -  from Pinterest, Kathleen J.

Glitter Village - from Karin Corbin


  • Blogs concentrating on glitter houses or categories/labels about them in blogs

Glitter Houses - Karin Corbin



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to glitter houses.


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making glitter houses projects.

Glitter House Kits - from True2 Scale


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for glitter houses in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

Little Glitter Houses - custom made houses

Putz Houses - from Clay Alley

Putz houses - by Cynthia Howe, scroll down on this page



  • Books about miniature glitter houses projects (also books with chapters about them)


Instructions for miniatures

Miniature printables


  • Wallpapers that go well with glitter house projects

Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to glitter houses

17+ Free Printable DIY paper Houses - from Mein Lila Park

Downton Abbey - from Martha Stewart

Printable Buildings in 1:144 - from About.com

Printable Miniature Haunted Glitter Houses / Templates for Halloween Gingerbread - from About.com

Printable  Miniature Glitter Store and Gas Station - from About.com

Putz House Patterns - from Retro Renovations 

Putz House Patterns - from Paper Glitter Glue



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to glitter houses

Building a Glitter House - by Big Indoor Trains

Building a Putz House - from Christmas Notebook

Halloween Glitter Houses - from About.com

How to Make a Glitter House - from ezine articles

Little Glitter Houses -by Camp Whimsy

Little Houses - from Even Cleveland blog, recycling paper toewl rolls

Miniature Glitter Houses - by Tabitha Corsica

Paper Pursuits- by Barbara

Putz Style Villa - from Plush Possum

Rehab a Dilapidated Putz House - from Betty Crafter

Tower Box Tutorial- from Waltzing Mouse



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Papierdreams in Youtube - embedding is disabled, but you can view this on youtube.


Research/ Inspiration

What is Mica - by the Creative Doll


  • Glitter pourer - Cut a drinking straw at an angle to about 3 inches long. Glue the straight edge of the straw to a small piece of cardboard (to seal the end). Then this can be used to scoop up the glitter and pour so that it only goes where required. The cardboard end makes a stand it up so both hands can be used to apply glue to the next area. Use the excess straw pieces to make more pourers, so that different colors are available. Scoop straws with milkshakes or whatever are already perfect for this; just cut down.
  • Work over an inexpensive paper plate,one that can be folded for getting all the glitter in one area, and then it can be scooped or poured back into the container. Or instead of using paper to catch the excess glitter, use waxed paper- the glitter doesn't cling to the paper so much and it slides smoothly back into the "pouring container" to re-use.


Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

Glitter or Putz Houses - Pinterest board by Sandra Manring

Glitter Houses - Pinterest Board by Gary B Sokol

Scenery Set pieces - from Big Indoor Trains

Little Glitter Houses - from Christmas Notebook

  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject


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