I saw something like this in a Christmas magazine too. They used book pages on theirs and flat cardboard for the roofs. I printed out some Christmas carols in some nice fonts for my houses. I think they'll look great on my peppermint tree!
♫ Up on the house top. ♫ Beautiful Glitter Putz Christmas House DIY Decor Inspiration * Tiny Putz house village under glass cloche. Neutrals and Pastels are Perfect for Valentine's Day or Easter Decor too!
Tim Holtz's Sizzix Village Cottage Dwelling/Brownstone Houses with Craft Consortium Tanya Whelan Wild Rose Papers (The Dining Room Drawers)