foam board houses

A few weeks ago, I saw a pretty display in a store. White houses and trees, flat and glittery. I thought, “We could do that!” My sister drew a pattern from the picture I took.

making a pattern

She cut the patterns from foam board.


The buildings and trees were sprayed with texture paint (which was brown…couldn’t find white) and then sprayed with white paint. The texture added a lot to the overall look of the pieces. After the paint dried, a hot glue gun was used to run a thick line of glue along the border.

adding glitter

And the glue was sprinkled with flaked opalescent glitter mixed with white glitter.

third layer

How cute is that?

first layer

We leaned the finished houses and trees against some candles and books to get an idea of what it will look like. They will be attached to something to make them stand straight and will decorate the cookie table during the open house.

finished village

I’ll put a snowflake themed tablecloth on the table and pile some fluffy “snow” around the base of the houses and trees. I think they’re going to work well!

~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted December 3, 2008 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    LOVE it! You girls are so talented!

  2. Brenda
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I echo Kathy’s comment — wonderful!

    Rhonda, I saw this today, and thought you might be interested — it’s a felt square garland:

  3. Mary Cavalier
    Posted December 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    How cute! You two can do anything you set your minds to!

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