You know that white board they sell at the craft store that the kids use for all of their craft and school projects that they tell about the night before they are due? It just happens to make a great project base for adults too! You can make a DIY Holiday House Christmas Village from foam board.
After seeing all of these cute hand drawn houses around the net last year, I decided to make a few of theses DIY Holiday House Christmas Village for my battery-operated candles (only!).
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After drawing out my pieces (full templates here!), and cutting them out to make the handmade houses in my village, I actually drew all of my embellishments like doors and windows with a sharpie first. I thought it might be easier to do it before I put everything together. For once, I was actually thinking. The key element to any successful project is you have to be smarter than the materials you are working with. In my case, it doesn’t always work that way.
After everything was drawn,
I used super-tacky white glue and low tack tape to hold the pieces together. It dried fairly quickly.
Then glued little wreaths on them that I found in the miniature Christmas tree aisle.
I also painted some craft rounds white and glued boxwood around the bottom for a base.
Once an adult cuts out the shapes. This would be such a great project for kids to do! I only used a black Sharpie, but they come in so many colors now kids could go crazy. There are a few other brands of permanent markers that would work as well too.
I also added some cute little bottle brush trees I found at the craft store as well.
They look so cute and I am so happy with how they turned out! I think too this would be a great project to make into a gift box or if you put a bottom on it, a bank.
And I like that they are just a little bit imperfect, and little bits of light are peeking out through where the house is joined together.
I would love to try to wrap this DIY Holiday House Christmas Village in fairy lights or even put them inside for a bit of a magical glow.
PS.. the housewalk is coming up!!! In the holiday mood and ready to decorate? See the past housewalks!
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and pick up my Christmas craft and decor book ,Creatively Christmas,here!