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DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display

Love the look of this sweet little DIY Christmas Village? You’ll also love how simple it is to make a wooden Christmas mantel village display!

I have been rocking the same holiday decor for several years now. Sure, I add a few new things each year, but I still keep the same vibe.

It’s a good vibe – check out our 2017 Christmas decor here.

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But, I wanted to mix it up a bit this year. I am by no means tossing out our old decor, but I did make the conscious decision to bring in pastel colors and lots of little houses. I am going for a bit of a rainbow row vibe!

DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display

Be sure to check out my bottle brush tree + wooden house wreath tutorial.

After I shared that wreath, I had a friend message me that it reminded her of Studio DIY’s Christmas village. I was planning to build some more scrap wood houses for the mantel, but Kelly’s Christmas village actually was much easier and cuter than what I envisioned.

DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display

All of these wooden houses are from Michaels. They were about $7 each – be sure to hit up their coupons! They are actually bird houses and they had a huge selection.

DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display
DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display

I also made some simple tissue paper tassel trees to accessorize the look. I love how it turned out!


DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display

DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display

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What you need to make this DIY birdhouse Christmas Village:

How to make a DIY wooden Christmas Village:

  1. Use craft paint to paint the wooden houses. I recommend no more than 3 colors per house.
  2. Once dry, add white glue to the edges of the roof. Sprinkle with glitter.
  3. Once dry, use hot glue to attach a mini wreath to each house in your DIY wood Christmas village.

What you need to make the tissue paper tassel trees:

How to make tissue paper tassel Christmas trees:

  1. Stack several sheets of tissue paper. Fold in half and cut so you have a strip about 2 inches wide (plus the fold – so 4 inches total).
  2. Cut up from the non-folded edge to create a fringe.
  3. Wrap around the cone to determine the right length. Trim.
  4. Use glue stick to attach to the cone. Repeat in layers moving up the cone.

Other things I used:

You can see all of our favorite inexpensive mantel decor ideas here!

DIY CHRISTMAS VILLAGE MANTEL DISPLAY

DIY Christmas Village Mantel Display
Yield: 1 Christmas Village

How to make a Christmas Village Display

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $50-100

Do you want a Christmas village for your holiday decor? Here is how I made a Christmas Village Display for my mantel for Christmas!

Materials

Christmas Village Houses

  • Mini wooden bird houses
  • Craft paint
  • Craft glue
  • White glitter
  • Mini Wreaths

Tissue Paper Trees

  • Paper cones
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue stick

Tools

  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

To make Christmas Village:

  1. Use paint to paint houses. I suggest 2-3 colors per house.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. Add white glue to edges of roof. Sprinkle with glitter. Tap off excess. Allow to dry.
  4. Use hot glue to attach wreath to each door.

To make tissue paper trees:

  1. Stack several sheets of tissue paper.
  2. Fold in half and cut so you have a strip about 2 inches wide (plus the fold – so 4 inches total).
  3. Cut from the non-folded edge to create a fringe. Repeat until you've done the whole sheet.
  4. Wrap around the cone to determine the right length. Trim with scissors.
  5. Use glue stick to attach the solid part of the tissue to the tree.
  6. Repeat, layering by about 1/3, until the cone is covered.

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    Super Mom - No Cape!

    Saturday 15th of December 2018

    I love that village on your mantel with each of them painted a different pastel color.

    Trisha

    Thursday 13th of December 2018

    Love the pastel vibe. It feels really fresh and fun. Your tutorial is great!

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