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Easy DIY Snowy Houses

Hello all, today I want to share my easy DIY snowy houses I made.  I bought these last year at the end of the season from Hobby Lobby for half price.   So if you don’t have time to make these, Pin this for next Christmas and buy them at the end of this Christmas.

Items Needed:

  • Paper Mache or Cardboard houses
  • ASCP Old white paint or paint of your choice
  • Mod Podge or Elmer’s glue
  • Chip brush and sponge brush
  • Glitter of your choice
  • Joint compound optional
  • Spray primer
  • Polyurethane optional

Let’s Begin the Easy DIY Snowy Houses

After gathering my supplies, I spray primed the houses using chalky spray paint I had on hand. Then painted them with ASCP Old white to create my easy DIY snowy houses.

At this point, I tried to add extra Mod Podge to the grooves of the rooves to add the look of snow accumulating. I was not happy with the look.

Next, I applied a generous coat of Mod Podge and began sprinkling the glitter. I did this step in the sink in our laundry room. As a result of not wanting glitter down our drain and not wanting to waste any I add a piece of paper to catch the excess glitter. This was also helpful to add glitter in spots that weren’t covered.

Because this didn’t work, I painted ASCP Old white so, sometimes an error works in your DIY favor.

So then, how did I fix the problem?

Fixing the problem using Joint Compound

After looking at the houses I decided adding joint compound to the edge of the rooves would add the appearance of snow hanging on the edges that I was wanting.. While doing this application I also added joint compound to the grooves of the rooves for the appearance of snow as it melts off a real roof. I let this dry overnight.

Joint Compound for Added Character

Adding the joint compound added a beautiful look to my easy DIY snowy houses.

Lastly, I applied a quick coat of polyurethane because I wanted to prevent the glitter from constantly falling.

What do you think, will you give these a try to add some whimsy to your Christmas or winter décor?

Next, I’ll be sharing my DIY dried fruit garland.  If you would like, you can click on this post to read what I created with dried oranges for fall.

9 thoughts on “Easy DIY Snowy Houses”

  1. You really worked to get that snowy look! It was worth it! These are so sweet! I have some black metal houses, I am thinking I might be able to alter them like these!

  2. You seriously come up with ideas I would never even think of Cindy! The joint compound is genius. I love that you constantly keep me wanted to be more creative with your inspiring posts. Love the way these came together. They’re fabulous! Hugs, CoCo

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