Are you ready for Christmas creativity overload? I sure hope so because I’m joining a slew of bloggers with free printables … all just for you! A special shout out to Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing this whirlwind event. I always enjoy our printable hops because it’s fun to see what my blogging friends have created. I thought and thought about what to share and finally settled on a Christmas Village, with a free house pattern template for you to download. (This post contains affiliate links.)
I’ve always loved glitter houses. Ever since I was a little girl. Since they can sometimes be expensive, I made a budget-friendly version using a simple pattern. This is a fun project to do on your own or with the kids.
To make your paper houses and Christmas Village, cut out the pattern and trace it onto solid-colored scrapbook paper, and then cut out the house. Fold on the lines and fold back the tabs, gluing them in place to make the house. Cut out the roof, fold in half, and glue it on top along the house tabs.
Next comes the fun part of decorating your Christmas Village houses. I dabbed a bit of Mod Podge in places and sprinkled on glitter, to give the look of snow on the house. I found miniature wreaths and hot-glued them into place.
Miniature pom-pom trim becomes an architectural detail at the house’s roof line.
Instead of cutting out windows (I used an exacto knife to carve them out) you can cut a doorway instead. Make it square, or arched like mine. I think I squealed with delight when I found the teeny-tiny sleds.
Use bottle brush trees to help create your Christmas Village. I set my scene on a white faux fur pelt, giving it the look of snow.
LED tea lights tucked inside create a cozy glow inside each paper house.
I fell in love with these adorable miniature snowmen that fit perfectly inside the doorway.
You can leave your houses plain, add a few miniature accents like I did, or get elaborate and draw or paint more details on each house. This was such a fun project and I thoroughly enjoyed creating my budget-friendly Christmas Village. These would look cute on a mantel. And any child would love to have a few in their room, using the tea lights as their night light for the holiday season.
Download the printable for both the small and large house.
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For more holiday inspiration, visit my fellow bloggers below for a variety of free printables to decorate your home!
Banner Christmas Tags by Ella Claire | Gift Tags by Zevy Joy | Good Tidings of Joy by Lolly Jane
Watercolor Christmas Baking by Craftberry Bush | A Thrill of Hope by Maison de Pax
Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags and Ornaments by Finding Home Farms | Peace on Earth by My Someday in May | Red Barn Gift Tags & Print by Refresh Restyle | Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Watercolor by Finding Silver Pennies | Merry Christmas Ornament by In My Own Style
Good Tidings Christmas Chalkboard by Live Laugh Rowe | Plaid Christmas Gift Tags by Four Generations One Roof | Vintage Inspired Christmas Favor by Anderson and Grant | Hot Cocoa Bar Sign Printable by Blesser House | Watercolor Paper Flowers by Chronicles of Home
Let it Snow Banner by Happy Happy Nester | Reindeer Games by Clean and Scentsible | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by A Burst of Beautiful | 12 Plaid Reindeer Joy Printables by The Happy Housie | Santa Baby by Kelly Elko
Christmas Tree Farm Poster by Making Home Base | We’ve Got that Holiday Feeling by My Fabuless Life | It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by May Me and Mom | Heaven and Nature Sing by Nest of Posies | Nativity by Shades of Blue Interiors
Make Your Own Christmas Village by Town and Country Living | Madeline’s Christmas by So Much Better with Age | Christmas Gift Tags by TIDBITS | Countdown to Christmas by Unskinny Boppy | Holly Botanical Study Watercolor by Nina Hendrick Design
Pie Labels by My Sweet Savannah | Advent by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Buffalo Check Christmas Banner by Just Destiny