I remember as a little girl, starting at my parents’ Christmas village, imagining the little houses were full of busy miniature people, preparing for their own tiny holidays. Not unlike fairy gardens, a DIY Christmas village is the stuff of a child’s imagination. Little trees, feathery snow, and tiny sleds can fascinate and entertain a kiddo like I was for hours.
When I saw the unfinished gingerbread-style bird houses n the ConsumerCraft’s catalogue, I thought of creating a small, simple DIY Christmas village. Not too garish, but still cute enough to imagine that a pair of birds would be happy to live there.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Christmas village:
- Gingerbread Style Bird Houses.
- Acrylic Paint (I used tan and tuscan red).
- Chalk Paint (I used Everlasting, Relic, and Yesteryear).
- Paint Brushes.
- Fake Snow.
- White Feathers.
- Miniature Sled and Wagon.
The unfinished bird houses still have a lot of character, but they were begging for a coat of paint.
Each gingerbread house is flanked by a painted ceramic tree. I love how light and bright this little pair of houses is compared to many traditional Christmas villages.