Do you remember the Halloween village I made in September? We will be…. Surprise, I reinvented it as a Christmas village. I hinted at the end of that post that it was a great idea and sure enough, it was! This DIY Christmas Village is easy to make and adds a seasonal touch to any mantel or shelf.
It is made of wooden houses, bristle brush plants and a few additional supplies listed below. You can use any color tree to coordinate with your home’s seasonal color palette. I chose cheerful pink, turquoise and green trees for my little village.
It lists all the supplies in the Halloween Village post, but I’ll list them again here to recreate these little villages with holiday decor items that you can use to style your home for years to come.
Christmas Village Supplies Needed: Set wooden house White or natural wood is large in size; Mini Bristle brush tree; small wreath (These are or These are), several sets of wooden chopsticks; hot glue and glue guns; Drill and drill bit (optional); LED tea lights (optional), white spray paint.
Here are the steps repeated for assembly:
First step: Buy (or cut) lengths of ½” x 3” thick lumber to mount your mantel or shelf, anywhere from 3 to 6 feet. Create the visual layout of the home by leaving room for plants above. Spray paint the base white to match the white wooden houses.
Step two: Break the chopsticks into small pieces to support the back of the wooden house. Use hot glue to attach the chopstick to the base of the board, then use more glue to attach the house to the base so it’s straight. If you want to light them at night, be sure to allow space for LED T lights behind each house on the wooden base.
Step Three: If you want to nest the plants inside the wooden base, unscrew them from the base of the circle. Drill ¼ inch holes for each tree, hot glue the holes so the tree stands upright. Alternatively you can glue the trees with their circles attached to the wooden base, I did both. Attach mini wreaths to every other wooden house.
I used homemade natural wood sets and a birch wood base then spray painted them white, but you can also keep the set natural:
The neighbor girls stopped by yesterday and saw these and wanted them for their room so I’ll probably give them away because they are such a sweet addition to any bookshelf for the holiday season.