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