Christmas Village Houses seem to be all of the trend this year even though they are timeless! There is something so sweet and nostalgic about them and reminiscent of those small, glittery Putz houses that emerged in the early 1900’s, and then the ceramic Christmas houses that were popular in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s. What’s old is certainly new again! These are such fun crafts to make and are a great beginners project! They are so cute whether they are on a mantel or shelf. Plus, there are all kind of ways to create DIY Christmas village houses you can make including using wood birdhouses, dollar store houses or even a cutting machine. Here are a few ideas with tutorials for Christmas inspiration.
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These whimsical, hand drawn Christmas village homes from Thoughts from Alice has all of the beautiful printables you can use to make your own created by the talented Alice herself. I love how she sprinkled branches and fake snow from cotton batting to add to her Christmas village display.
These fun 3-D Christmas houses are made from foamboard and a black marker and can be embellished with cute miniatures like wreaths and bottlebrush trees. These miniature houses can be decorated with village accessories or even items from the dollhouse aisle (or check by the train set area for mini-items!). This project also has free templates.
These fun and colorful Christmas village houses by Made in a Day are a bright and cheerful addition to your holiday decor with paper mache houses.
Don’t be afraid to repurpose and paint thrift store houses to match your holiday decor
Take old ceramic thrift store Christmas houses and repurpose them with different paint colors for a fun rainbow look! These little houses are so versatile and can be painted in all kinds of ways over and over again for a new look and are so cute for tabletop display. Add a few small colorful Christmas trees and you’re ready for the holidays with a cute little town!
Since this rainbow DIY project, I’ve already repainted mine to be more neutral with white acrylic paint and mixed in some colorful bottle brush trees for a Christmas village display on open shelving… while I love them neutral but I’ll probably paint them again! Lol.
Add a twist to your holiday village and use your Cricut to make Christmas village luminaries. These have a beautiful and festive glow with battery operated candles. You can even use large glass jars from the recycling bin.
At Addicted to DIY, these amazing wood Christmas houses take center stage on her mantelscape! It’s fascinating to see how she made them! This is a great project if you are a beginner woodworker!
Looking for some fun Christmas village decor that’s out of the box? Two creatives used my Christmas in the Village wall tapestry to create some really fun holiday decor (this next link opens in Instagram) including making a large work of art on a budget that looks amazing! And…
These DIY Christmas village houses you can make are so cute and I love all of the different ideas and hope this inspires you to create a little holiday village of your own!