I decided to make glitterhouse churches for my art club's Christmas present this year. While cruising around the internet, I found my original inspiration here.
Inspired by that beautiful photo, I started looking around the internet and discovered a world of 'glitterhouses' and 'putz' houses...all new to me.
There are some free templates here as well as a ton of information about glitterhouses and/or putz houses at Little Glitter Houses. Another interesting link is Big Indoor Trains. There's also some history about the putz house at http://www.papatedsplace.com/categories.html.
I couldn't find a church pattern that suited the look I wanted so my husband drew the plans for this one. I tweaked it further and came up with something I'm really pleased with. I'm in love with glitterhouses now and can't wait to add to my collection of one!
|These went to my art club friends.|