Printable Miniature Coconut or Glitter Houses

Use these free printables to make a range of dime store glitter or coconut (sometimes called Putz houses) in 1:144 scale. The parts can be used to create your own fantasy village or decorations in a variety of combinations. Read down the list for all the possibillites.  The traditional houses are assemblages of similar parts, coated with thick layers of cellophane 'coconut' glitter or glass glitter. There is also a list of "photo realistic" printable houses in the same scale, in...MORE case you prefer to make a village in that style. Like their larger counterparts, these miniature versions can be lit (with cool running led's) and used for miniature villages. They also allow you to become your own miniature architect, building castles, city halls, and mansions, as well as humble bungalows or ski cottages. The buildings can be printed on paper and glued to lightweight card, or illustration board, or printed on photo weight card.

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    Three Putz style printable miniature cottages in N scale for a Christmas village display.
    Three Printable Miniature Putz Style Christmas Houses in N Scale. Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    This set of basic houses has a double story, double gabled home, a basic bungalow, a conservatory or port cochere addition for any of the houses, and a home with a front porch held up by columns.

    Included with this set of printables are extra doors and windows (to create your own styles or custom buildings) as well as white picket fences and parts for miniature trees to landscape your scene.

    To find suitable glitter to coat these houses see the information on Glitter for Miniatures. If you dislike...MORE the colors the house parts are laid out in, print and cut out the parts and use the plain reverse of your printable as the outside of the house, adding the window and door details by gluing them in position on the plain exteriors.

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    A small LED light string can be used to carefully light printable miniature Christmas Villages.
    Tiny N scale printable Christmas buildings can be carefully lit with cool LED lights. Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    You can add to your fantasy village with this set of one or two story crenellated buildings and towers. Use them for forts or castles, to build the big house on the hill, or to build a town hall, library, firehall or power station for a traditional glitter village.

    This set includes one and two story tower sections, with pointed roofs, or openings for carriages or cars, rock walls, and pieces for extra balconies and crenallations. The pieces are available in light grey, or bright fantasy colors...MORE to match other buildings from the set.

    On the traditional glitter houses these parts were often added to larger house designs to make them more important (and more expensive). The "port cochere" can be added to almost any building in the glitter house range.

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    A set of printable miniature bungalows and a Church for a traditional dimestore Christmas village.
    A group of traditional dimestore style printable miniature bungalows and a church. Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Need even more glitter village buildings? Build this church and set of small bungalows which match the other building sets. You can use the clock tower provided as a bell tower for the church, or make your church into a more imposing cathedral by flanking it with two towers from the towers and castles sets

    The bungalow parts can be added to the other houses, used as outbuildings or left to stand alone in your paper village. The smaller glitter buildings were often located on 'hills' in...MORE traditional Christmas displays. Used this way they can add a sense of perspective to an otherwise flat display.

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    Printable Medieval Castle With Towers

    Printable miniature castle with two towers.
    Printable miniature castle with two towers for a Halloween or Christmas village or glitter village. Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd
    This printable miniature castle will work for either Halloween or Christmas village scenes. It is based on the design of Bran Castle in Romania and has two towers which can be arranged in a number of ways around the main building.
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    Printable Glitter Store and Garage

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    Two storey store and garage with gas pumps for a micro scale (1:144) printable miniature village. Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

    Every glitter village needs shops and stores, and these parts can be used to make a row of traditional single story or double story store fronts. There are extra window parts included so you can glitter the fronts and paste windows over them, or you can cut out the windows and light the stores with LED lights.

    The tiny glitter garage has gas pump that can be set out front or between the pillars for a gas bay or island.

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    Glittered miniature Queen Anne style house from printables with puffy snow.
    Heat activated "Puffy" snow from a marker and micro glitter have been applied to a printable Queen Anne style glitter house in roughly 1:144 scale. Photo © 2014 Lesley Shepherd
    This much beloved house style makes a great stand alone glitter house ornament when set on a base. The parts can be combined with those from other fantasy house sets, or used in a range of combinations to make several house styles with front porches.