Sometimes it makes sense to spend hours chatting over a Japanese hotpot meal. These adorable little houses were my husband’s brainchild as we shared one such meal at a restaurant downtown. My brain immediately started spinning on the possibilities, and one month later I had created dozens of these little homes. One little house by itself is very cute, but when I put three together I have the perfect gift. They look amazing in front of the window but I’ve also constructed some to hold a battery tea light, and others to hold a mini Christmas light. They are also very cute hanging on the Christmas tree with mini lights inside them. I really enjoy making them because I can play with so many different combinations of glass.