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Create a Holiday Village

Nov 17, 2015 By Beckie Farrant
Create a Holiday Village

Hello holiday friends. Beckie from Infarrantly Creative back to show you an easy, rustic project you can make out of scrap 2″ x 4″ and 2″ x 6″ pieces of wood you may have lying around. Cut to resemble houses, apartments, buildings or churches, this little village is sure to look cute on a mantle, accent table or act as a centerpiece on your holiday table. So let’s get our holiday craft on, shall we?

Create a Holiday Village

Supplies:

2 sheets of plaid scrapbook paper
Krylon spray paint (chalkboard, red, and green)
Rust-Oleum Kona Stain
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Evergreen clippings
Tray or large picture frame
Floral berries
Chop saw

Optional: sandpaper, branch to look like a cross, drill and drill bit

Step 1. Roughly measure how tall you want your buildings to sit. Then, cut your angles at 45 degrees. They don’t have to be perfect – a little crooked adds a little more whimsy.

Create a Holiday Village

Step 2. I chose to paint three of them with spray paint. I used Krylon Chalkboard spray, Krylon Banner Red and Evergreen.

Create a Holiday Village

Optional. If you want more of a distressed look you can take some sandpaper to the sides to sand off some of the paint once it is dry.

Create a Holiday Village

Step 3. I stained two of them with Rustoelum Kona. Once dry, I used Mod Podge to adhere the plaid scrapbook paper to the wood piece.

Create a Holiday Village
Create a Holiday Village

Step 4. On the tall chalkboard building, I decided to turn it into a church. I found a branch that looked cross-like and drilled a hole into the top of the wood for the branch.

Create a Holiday Village

Step 5. I arranged the village on top of my frame and added some evergreen and pine clippings from my yard (good ole Ohio trees).

Create a Holiday Village

Step 6. I cut some of the berry pick and arranged them on there as well. I added some gold sparkle filler for a little more glimmer.

For more Christmas inspiration click on the pictures below…

Create a Holiday Village
Create a Holiday Village

Create a Holiday Village
Create a Holiday Village

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