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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Glitter Houses

We had the family over today for Sunday dinner.   Before dinner, we had some fun building glitter or putz houses.  I have always been fascinated by them.

I came up with some ideas and drew them out in AutoCAD

Next I figured out a way to fit all of the pieces on 8.5" X 11" sheets of paper so that I could print them out.

I printed the design on thick card-stock and cut out the pieces.  I was kind of under a time crunch, next time I will design the buildings and cut them out on a laser cuter.  I made a kit of parts for each guest.

It was a great project for all ages from my youngest niece Emma age 4 ( in pink)- 
up to Grandma ( who would kill me if I posted her age) 

More pictures later after we finish up !


  1. You have the best ideas! What fun, and the finished houses look great. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a wonderful idea! I admit that I've never heard of a "glitter" or "putz" house, but I like the concept; what a perfect family project. Although I suspect that you're downplaying your own skill in putting together all those kits. Nice work! I'm looking forward to more photos.

  3. Hi Troy! These houses are so cute! What a fantastic project for everyone to work on together! I love the "mis-assembled" modern roof-lines of some of them! It looks like everybody had a great time!