Check out this super easy DIY Wooden Christmas Village that makes a stunning table centerpiece for your Christmas decor! Plus they double as candlestick holders!
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I love how easy these were to make.
You can easily make a couple of houses, or you can make a ton of houses for your village! It’s up to you!
Plus they double as candle stick holders, but they look great without candles too!
I loved them so much, I had to make my own set!
DIY Wooden Christmas Village
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- 4″ x 4″ x 8′ lumber
- Miter Saw
- 1″ Drill Bit and Power Drill
- Sandpaper / Power Sander
- Paint / Stain (see below)
- Copper Couplers
How to Make a DIY Wooden Christmas Village
- Drill Holes for the Chimney
- Cut the Houses
- Paint / Stain
- Put the Chimney in Place
Step One: Drill Holes for the Chimney
First cut the 4×4 piece of lumber in half so you’re only working with 4′ long pieces.
Then, using a 1″ drill bit, drill a hole on the top edge of the 4×4.
I clamped my 4×4 onto my table with a couple of clamps first.
And then I drilled my hole a little off the center, so the chimney would sit on one side of the roof.
I drilled probably 1.5″ to 2″ deep.
It’s easiest to drill the hole for the chimney when the surface is flat, so that’s why we drill before we cut the roof lines.
NOTE: Some of the houses didn’t get a hole for a chimney. I just left their roofs plain.
Step Two: Cut the Houses
Cut the Roof
Then mark the middle point of your 4×4 (at around 1.75″) so you know where to line up the mitersaw.
Then put your miter saw at a 45 degree angle and cut your roof line.
Line the miter saw up to cut from the middle of your block to the edge.
Then flip over the block and cut the other side of the roof.
Cut the Bottom of the House
Then cut the 4×4 at a regular 90 degree angle to make your house.
I cut some longer than others, and some pretty short.
Step Three: Sand
After all of your houses are cut out, sand your house down with some 220 grit sandpaper or your power sander.
Sand them use enough to remove any splinters.
Step Four: Paint / Stain
Then paint or stain them as you wish!
- Fusion Mineral Paint’s Pressed Fern
- Fusion Mineral Paint’s Catherdral Taupe
- Homemade Stain (see below)
Homemade Wood Stain Recipe
For the stain, I used a homemade stain made from watered-down Valspar Antiquing Glaze.
Literally, I mixed a small amount of the glaze with a bunch of water until it was a really really thin consistency. Then I tested it to make sure I liked the shade of stain.
I love using a homemade water-based stain so I don’t have to worry about fumes. But it also dries super fast.
You can use regular wood stain though!
Either way, let the stain/paint dry completely before moving onto the next step.
Step Five: Put the Chimney in Place
Place your copper coupling into the hole you made for the chimney.
You can use some hot glue to secure the coupling a little better if you need to.
Mine fit well without any glue.
Then you can put candles in some of the chimneys!
Step Six: Decorate!
You’re all done!!
Some ideas for where to put your DIY Christmas Village
- On your dining table as a centerpiece
- On an entryway table or sofa table
I decorated around my village with some bottle brush trees.
And I sprinkled some regular table salt and rock salt on the table as fake snow.
More DIY Christmas Decorations
- Farm Fresh Christmas Tree Sign
- Merry and Bright Wooden Sign – Dollar Tree Decor
- Christ the Savior is Born Sign
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