Modern Christmas Village
My Favorite thing to do over the holidays since I was a kid was setting up my mom’s Christmas village. All those miniature trees and light up houses are just the best. I loved to turn boxes upside down and cover them with sheets of fake snow. This year I am going with a simplistic, Scandinavian Christmas style. It’s our first Christmas in a house instead of a condo so we have a TREE and a MANTLE to decorate…wwhhhhhaaatttt!?
Here’s how to build your own Modern Christmas Village.
-Birdhouses and wood house shelves from Dollarama (Michaels and Walmart have them too)
–White paint marker
-Wood stand (I used walnut)
–Paint sponge (any dollar or craft store)
1. Rip the base off of the bird houses an turn them around so the holes are at the back.
2. Using your paint sponge stain them with your choice of wood stain. you can get a tiny tin at Home Depot or your local hardware store for under $10. I put a light coat on some houses and a dark coat on others to create different shades of wood for contrast.
3. Once they’re completely dry, shake up your paint pen and doddle away! This part is the most fun so have fun with it.
Scandinavian Inspired Houses
If you’re inspired to create your own Modern Christmas Village don’t forget to tag us and hashtag #thepartyparadelife!
Happy Crafting 🙂