Homemade DIY Christmas Village

Are you tired of the same old store-bought Christmas decorations? Looking for some new and DIY decor ideas? You can create your own homemade DIY Christmas village! You don’t have to be an expert crafter or artist to make this charming DIY farmhouse Christmas decor.

Homemade decorations are not only budget-friendly, but they also add a special charm and warmth to your home. You can also enjoy making this winter wonderland with the family!

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Christmas villages have been a popular holiday decoration for decades. They typically consist of miniature houses and figurines placed on a display, creating a charming winter scene.

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But instead of buying an expensive pre-made village, making your own will save you money and allow for more personalization in your decor.

Creating homemade DIY Christmas decor is also a fun activity! You can involve the whole family in making this project, creating memories that will last for years to come. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of creating something unique and special for your home.

So here are the steps to create your very own homemade DIY Christmas village!

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You’ll just need a few materials and some creativity. So let’s get started!

Drawing Christmas Village Design on Cardboard

Drawing your Christmas village design is the first step in this project. Sketch the outline of your Christmas village onto the cardboard box using a pencil.

You can use any size of cardboard, depending on the size of village you want to create.

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You can create different shapes and sizes for each Christmas village house. You can draw traditional houses and buildings or add in some fun elements like a gingerbread house or a snow-covered church.

Don’t forget to add details like doors and windows to make each house come to life.

If you’re not confident in your drawing skills, you can also print out a Christmas village design and trace it onto the cardboard. Once you have your design drawn on the cardboard, it’s time to cut it out!

Cutting Christmas Village Design

Use a craft cutter and metal ruler to carefully cut around the outline of your Christmas village design. This will give you a clean and precise cut.

You can cut out the doors and windows as well, to add dimension to your village.

Using a craft cutter and metal ruler for a precise cut for the village

It’s also important to lightly score cut along the lines that join two houses together. This will make it easier to fold and create three-dimensional houses for your village.

Just alternate the score cuts – on the first line, score cut on the front of the cardboard, then on the next one, cut on the back, and repeat.

photo of cut along lines to create three-dimensional houses

Tracing Christmas Village Design Cutout

Tracing the design is where your creative touch comes into play. You can use white paint or an acrylic pen to add details and color to your Christmas village. Add patterns, snowflakes, and the like to make each house unique.

As you paint or draw on the cardboard cutout, each house will start to have its own unique character and charm.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add in other colors like red and green to make your Christmas more festive. Don’t forget to let the paint dry completely before moving onto the next step.

Decorating and Customizing Christmas Village

Once you have traced and decorated your Christmas village, it’s time to bring it all together!

Start by folding along the scored lines to create three-dimensional houses. Then, arrange your village on a mantle or windowsill or anywhere else you want to display it.

photo of arranging the Christmas village

You can also add in other elements like trees, figurines, or lights to make your village even more magical.

Here are small wooden Christmas trees you can get to make your village display stand out! You can also add fake snow or cotton balls to create a winter wonderland feel.

Get inspiration on how to display your miniature winter village with these charming wooden Christmas village houses.

photo of adding lights and decors to Christmas village

Can I make my own Christmas village design instead of tracing one?

Yes, absolutely! If you’re confident in your drawing skills, you can go ahead and create your own Christmas village design on the cardboard.

This will give you the freedom to create a unique village that fits your personal style and preferences.

You can also add in fun elements or personalize each house for your family members. Just make sure to use a pencil for your sketch so you can easily erase any mistakes.

But if you want a free template you can check out this blog post about DIY Christmas village where you can download the house template.

What are different themes or designs I can use for my Christmas village?

There are endless theme options you can go for. You can stick with a traditional winter wonderland theme, or go for something more whimsical like a candy land or Santa’s workshop theme.

Another option is to choose a color scheme, such as traditional red and green.

You can also get creative and incorporate elements from your favorite holiday movies or books into your design. For example, you can create a Harry Potter-inspired village with a Hogwarts castle and enchanted houses.

Or, you can go for a Disney theme and create a village with miniature versions of famous landmarks like Cinderella’s castle or Arendelle from Frozen.

Here’s our DIY wooden Christmas village if you want a wooden theme for your holiday decor.

How do I store my Christmas village after the holiday season?

After the holiday season, it’s important to properly store your Christmas village so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Carefully disassemble your village and store it in a box or container with bubble wrap to protect the delicate pieces. You should also label the box to make it easier to find next year.

Another option is to display your village in a sealed display case or glass cabinet. This way, it can stay intact and dust-free until the next holiday season. Just make sure to keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent any fading of colors.

Your homemade DIY Christmas village is now complete!

You can proudly display it in your home and enjoy the unique charm and memories it brings. Plus, you can reuse and add to your village every year for a new look.

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Homemade DIY Christmas Village

Close up of Christmas village houses

Create your own homemade DIY Christmas village and proudly display it in your holiday home.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Sketch the outline of your Christmas village design on a cardboard box using a pencil, and add details like doors and windows. You can also print out a design and trace it onto the cardboard for an easier option.
  2. Use a craft cutter and metal ruler to carefully cut around your design, making sure to lightly score along the lines that join two houses together. This will make it easier to fold and create three-dimensional houses.
  3. Use white paint or acrylic pens to add details and color to your village, making each house unique. Let the paint dry before moving on.
  4. Fold along the scored lines to create three-dimensional houses, and arrange your village on a mantle or windowsill for display. You can also add in other elements like trees or figurines for a more magical touch.

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