Welcome to the 5 Days Of Christmas 2020!
I am going to give you some simple ideas all week long for Christmas decor. It is the 5 Days Of Christmas!! There will not be a whole lot of explanation and long posts because there is no need for it. A lot of the crafts this week will be fast and easy.
Day 1 of the 5 Days of Christmas is a Christmas Village. These are very popular. They are also very expensive. I found a wooden village at Walmart this year but it is around $10.00 per piece and it had around 20 different pieces. I knew there had to be a more affordable way to make one. That is where Target came in.
Lets Get Started
You will need anything that is in the shape of a house. I found these wooden houses at Target. These could be cut out of Balsa wood or foam core board. Go with your budget and what you feel comfortable with.
From there, you need any kind of embellishments you want. Think about what people use to decorate their houses for Christmas. I have little lights, wreaths, trees, and figures. The decorations for the mini trees are prefect for this project. For snow I used a car cloth from Dollar Tree. Its amazing!!
To start this project, I did stain a few of the houses because I wanted some variety. If you want to stain your houses and you are working with wood, take what ever paint color you are using and mix it with water until you have the consistency you want. The thinner the paint, the less coverage you will have but you can always build up to the coverage you want. Then paint your houses.
Now it’s time to decorate. I used hot glue to add all the embellishments and decorations. Like I said earlier, think about how people decorate their homes for Christmas and use that as your inspiration.
From there, I trimmed and cut the white car cloth and glued it down to make it look like falling snow. It is not perfect but it works well. You could use cotton balls or white felt. Anything like that to look like snow.
How simple was that?! This is a project that has a big impact with little effort and money. I could not bare the thought of selling this one so it is currently on display in my craft room and I love it.
Thank you for joining me on Day 1 of the 5 Days of Christmas!
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Join me again tomorrow for Day 2 of the 5 Days of Christmas and have a great day!
Wooden and Metal Houses- Target
Embellishments- Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree
White Car Cloth- Dollar Tree
Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby