I grew up eagerly waiting for the day we got to put up our mom’s Christmas Village and strategically place our village people in their respective “places”. We loved everything from the lovers skating on the ice pond to the blue bulb our mom would put above the shelf to mimic a beautiful winter night. Only, growing up I had no idea each piece of these tender collections cost a pretty penny. And it’s why I’ve never started a village of our own. Maybe one day we will, but for now I decided it would be fun to come up with my own simple…and I mean plain…DIY Christmas Village. And though it be but plain, it’s a charming kind of plain.
I found these Paper Mache houses and they come in a set of 3 different sizes. They were $15 at Hobby Lobby HERE. I bought 2 sets of these. That’s a total of $30 and I’m happy with that cost for my entire village! The whole idea is “The Look For Less” right?
I gave them a couple coats of White Rustoleum Spray Paint and let them dry for a few hours.
Then, I covered in Mod Podge, added thick silver glitter and let dry overnight.
Then I took a small paintbrush and gently brushed any loose glitter off before giving it a cover coat of Mod Podge to protect and seal the glitter.
I added some flameless candles, a feather boa for snow and 3 Tall White Bottle Brush Trees.
I absolutely melt when I look at this simple, peaceful village glowing at night. The rooftops glisten like snow sparkling in the sunlight during the day and under moonlight at night. I kinda wanna live here, is that ok?!
For the rest of this scene…
The snow is made out of 2 feather boas
The “Silent Night” sign is one I made myself out of wood
The darling felt ball garland is from an Etsy shop called Best Day Ever Design.