Hey guys! This adorable Christmas village is made from Dollar Tree finds!
But let’s talk about that creative process! Y’all, I have so many ideas my brain gets exhausted! It happens all the time. It can get messy! But this craft turned out simple and fun, so let’s make it! Craft along with me via video, or check out the steps below.
House shaped Christmas ornament
House shaped shelf sitter from the craft department
Small wood cubes
Craft sticks, popsicle sticks or skewers (I used all three)
Tumbling Tower blocks (like Jenga blocks)
Frosted greenery Christmas pick
Gift bags (You’ll want some with texture, or you can use wall tiles from Dollar Tree)
Debi’s Design Diary Aviary (green) paint
Waverly white paint
Here we go!
On the left is a cute shelf sitter, a nice decoration on its own! On the right is a Christmas ornament. We are gonna marry them, y’all.
But first, we dance!
Just a little hot glue and the two became one!
I added the blocks on the back to give it some stability.
All I did here was hot glue some pieces of the Christmas picks, and a couple of tiny pine cones. Suddenly, it’s Christmas!
Let’s make the trees!
Left to right: The wood stems are perfect for our tree bases. I used three, one for each tree. I chose one that was a little taller than the others so one of my trees would be at a varied height.
Those shiny pieces are simply gift bags, y’all! Check out the next steps to see how I cut my trees.
I started out with two textured gift bags. I cut large and small triangles from one, then used the small one as a guide on the second bag to cut a medium size. This one has a different texture from the other two.
I painted two of the trees with Waverly white paint, then dabbed some paint off so the gold would show through a bit. You can leave them unpainted if you like!
I sanded just some of the paint off of each tree and they almost sparkle! The green one is painted with Debi’s Design Diary Aviary.
Note: you can use a heat gun to dry or you can set it aside. If you use your heat gun, just dry it quickly. You’ll notice as they dry, they curl a bit. I have a plan for that!
I glued the small cube to a wood stem and this will serve as the base for our trees. I’m holding it sideways here.
Here are the trees glued to the bases. I used all the things! Craft sticks, skewers and popsicle sticks, based on the size of my trees. These not only provide stability, but also keep the trees from curling.
And just like THAT we have a Christmas village! And that “snow” is cotton batting. You can use what you have! Sometimes it’s a hot mess deciding what to craft with and on, but I think today’s project is a win!
Let me know in the comments what you think! I appreciate each and every one of you, so thank you for stopping by my blog.