Creating Your Own Magical Christmas Village: A Step-by-Step DIY

Creating Your Own Magical Christmas Village: A Step-by-Step DIY

Step into the holiday spirit with our delightful Mid-century Modern Christmas Village Project! Transform ordinary cardboard boxes into charming festive homes using our easy-to-follow templates. The snow-covered roofs and cozy designs will add a touch of magic to your holiday decor. The free downloadable templates make the process a breeze, allowing you to embrace the creative joy of the season. Get ready to embark on a crafting journey that combines the joy of DIY with the festive magic of the holidays.ย 


1.ย  Downloadย and Print your Time for Art Mid-century Modern Christmas Village Holiday Download Pack.

2. Watch the step-by-step video tutorials while cutting out the buildings you would like to paint.ย  The demo is Frostyโ€™s Diner.ย 

Christmas Village

3. Apply a non water based glue to the back of the image and mount on a cardboard surface. Cut to size.

4. Cover with clear gesso if you are painting or grab some markers, crayons, or colored pencils.

5. Color in your structures and backgrounds.  We made everything in the background a green tree. Allow to dry.

6. We outlined everything in black. We used two different markers with different line weights. Totally optional!

7. Trim any excess you may have. We used kitchen sheers, but a utility knife would also work well.

8. Apply any decorations at this point.  We glued Christmas lights looking string to the building with superglue gel.

9. Flip your project over and superglue gel a wooden block to the back.  We used 2โ€ wooden blocks but I think a 1โ€ would work just fine.

10. We applied dimensional pearl colored paint to the building tops in the illustration and the actual top corrugated cardboard edge of the trees to conceal the exposed paper. Totally optional!

11. Display your village. We decorated with vintage Christmas decorations we found at a thrift store.

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