Christmas Village Decorations – 30 Beautiful DIY Ideas

A Christmas village is also called putz. One of the most beautiful and embellishing set up during the Christmas season is a decorative, miniature-scale village. The porcelain versions of Christmas village have become popular in recent times. Nowadays ceramic or porcelain Christmas village Decorations have gain popularity. Companies, such as Department 56, Lemax, etc along with numerous other brands have also produced villages. You can DIY such village decoration for Christmas or buy it from Drugstores and dollar stores. However, it carries much smaller buildings which are typically not as well-painted. Unpainted buildings are also sometimes available at craft stores which you can spray paint and embellish with your choice of ornaments.

Christmas Village Decorations

Holiday houses are a great way to set off a Christmas village display. Pick up just a good there of village decoration along with a few village accessories, and you’ll have a wonderful holiday decoration.

To match one’s theme of decoration, Christmas village buildings are can be creatively made of different sizes. A Christmas village display can have a church building and the usual house building of same size. Usually church buildings are 10 times taller but it looks very cumbersome in the display. A church building is usually ten times the height of an ordinary house in reality but this would make very cumbersome models and look odd within a Christmas village display. It is only necessary for the church building to be noticeably taller than the house, to give it an imposing stature.

DIY Christmas Village Decoration Ideas

It is one of the most auspicious traditions for Christmas to create a notion of village to celebrating a holiday. You can add a happy festive touch to your home with a DIY Decor Village Set. From the scouting enthusiast to the collector, both the young and young at heart can enjoy doing this DIY project and celebrate the festival. You can create each piece of hand-painted design and do fine detailing to capture your attention. The Christmas village collections set consist of a log cabin, few trees, a campfire, few figurines and a string of light cord with bulb. It is a wonderful choice for displaying during the holiday season or all throughout the year. This set also makes a wonderful gift for your friends and family. You can use many themes like vintage, rustic, recycled, snow, paper crafts, lighted house, etc.

3D Paper Christmas Village

Paper winter village is a perfect decoration for the holiday season. It’s really fun and easy to create a DIY project for this if you have a cutting machine. However, you can easily cut it by hand as well. This little paper houses look fabulous with a dark color windows and a flickering light in the center. To explore more house designs, you can use the templates for tiny paper fir trees available online. Once your templates are cut, assemble your paper Christmas village. You just require folding the tabs and gluing them together with a low-temperature hot glue gun. Further, you can make the pretty felt ball garland in the background of some photographs. And for lots more Holiday season DIY inspiration, take a peek at our projects over. We have a whole heap of magical Holiday DIY projects coming up in regularly. Get the Tutorial

3D Paper Christmas Village

Christmas Advent Paper Houses

Advent paper house are a lot simpler in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. It could be dressed with snowy glitter on the roofs, painted with fine details, or choose a gradient papers itself in pink or green. You could chose to keep things uniform and simple and still explore more creative possibilities. All you require to do is do appropriate cutting. You can build series of tiny buildings made of paper specifically to fit over small lights which are readily available these days. The lights provide a warm glow which brings cheer to the overall display. Do not use regular candle tea lights as it won’t be suitable for this material. You can go for the assembly of the church. All buildings can have add-ons on the roof like school, cape, saltbox and gambrel roof houses. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Advent Paper Houses

Winter City Paper Advent Calendar

This is a amazing way to celebrate the Christmas! Paper Advent Calendar will be a wonderful gift.  Create a Traditional advent calendars that feature the manger scene, Saint Nicholas and winter weather, while others range in theme, from sports to technology. You can chose the decoration from multitude of forms, from a simple paper calendar with flaps covering each of the days to fabric pockets on a background scene to painted wooden boxes with cubby holes for small items. Bestow a loved one a sweet, exciting, playful advent with this advent calendar by creating a cardboard toy town.

Make few small houses which require folding and filling with little treats. You can use cardboard to make different sizes and offer enough space for candy or small toys and can be arranged individually. Whether this town is placed on the table or in small groups on the shelf, it would always be an eye-catcher.
The houses can made of medium cardboard paper, completely cut and perforated, so they can be assembled very easy. After the Christmas season, you can unfold the houses or simply use them as a decoration/toy. Of course, the houses can also be customized/painted and gifted. Get the Tutorial

Winter City Paper Advent Calendar

Mini Plaster of Paris Christmas Village

This California inspired art of plaster of Paris Christmas village is a must have to create your village. This is a rare house to add to your village. You can build open windows so the house can be lit up. You can add your own special touches with different types of painting. Place a Santa and his reindeer sleigh fly over the village on their merry way, delivering gifts to good boys and girls with this LED Musical Village. Sure to be a hit with kids of all ages, this handcrafted and hand-painted piece is perfect for tabletop display and even plays Christmas music to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

A great gift for friends, family and collectors, the fun and festive scene helps create a new holiday tradition you will cherish for years to come. Intricately designed village with detailed buildings, characters and an animated flying Santa sleigh is a great creation. Interior lighting creates a realistic, lifelike display. You can adjust playing Christmas music to liven up parties or any setting throughout the season. Get the Tutorial

Mini Plaster of Paris Christmas Village

Light Up Houses

You can really add character and charm to your home this Christmas with this lovely selection of indoor DIY lit villages and houses. This DIY project look wonderful featured on a table top as part of a Christmas display or on their own. You can give a vintage touch to this village with cosy looking lights shining from the inside. Vintage house brings a festive feel to your room. This is a lovely free-standing decoration for a coffee table, mantle piece or windowsill. You can add to the house a battery powered, static light function that gives the little windows a bright looking glow.

Do the finishing with long lasting, replaceable LED bulbs. This cute Vintage house can be displayed having colorful roof with snowy finish and lots of detail. Hang a wreath above the front door and display some smoke that climb from the chimney, while the front fenced garden features a tall Christmas tree and a snowman figure. Get the Tutorial

Light Up Houses

Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses

It’s a tempting tradition to create Gingerbread Houses even thought it may ruin your diet. Create a DIY project of corrugated cardboard, paper Mache and liquid porcelain and make delicious looking gingerbread sculptures. There is a house, church, barn, log cabin and cottage for an under the tree village. Other projects include a sleigh with reindeer, an ice cream cone and a snowman to put on or under the tree. Add real or fake candy details to the house and yard for a decoration you can use for years to come without fear of it being eaten. Full size pattern pieces have been removed from the center and laid in. Finished gingerbread items are illustrated in color. Get the Tutorial

Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses

Recycled Village of Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses are fun to create and at times temporary if we use actual ginger bread, icing and candies. Each year, it is a tradition to bring out a Christmas village made up of gingerbread houses for some of us. However, when you use recycled products, you can use milk and juice cartons for GINGERBREAD VILLAGE. It’s quite popular to create Gingerbread village out of used Cartons. This kind of craft is Kid’s favorite. This Village craft is something that the adults enjoy doing as well.

So if you love to use wooden houses, go for it, however, you can make village from recycled cardboards. Make a tiny colonial winter home constructed of paper, paint, and glitter. This house is made with its lovely blue hipped roof and mullioned windows. A tiny work of art for you to construct with ease, using only your printer, white cardstock paper, hot glue, glue stick, scissors, glitter, and paint. You can set your table with these adorably sweet gingerbread houses. Get the Tutorial

Recycled Village of Gingerbread Houses

DIY Printable Christmas Village

You can easily create printable Christmas Village and amazingly personalize. You can use the structure to put any kind of decorations you wish on it. Design some Christmas drawing and color it. You can use them in any number and position you wish if you wish to personalize, you can paint the templates as you like. Budding Christmas village artists may well find that cardboard model houses provide the solution, rather than using porcelain versions. We can make our own miniature buildings from scratch, with cardboard, scissors and paint, or alternatively, find some printable houses online, just waiting to be printed, cut-out and glued together. There is some benefit of using small card houses in preference to larger, as the small size suits those where space is limited. Card houses are ideal for windowsills and the tops of cupboards. Get the Tutorial

DIY Printable Christmas Village

Dollar Store Christmas Village

To find some of the best and inexpensive Christmas displays and decorations is a task. You can still get the best bargains by creating a Dollar Store Christmas Village. You can mix and use some of the decor from past year and rest buy it at the most economic rate. Make use of this and officially make this DIY craft as easy as holiday pie. There’s something calming and magical about Christmas village houses. Get the Tutorial

Dollar Store Christmas Village

Minimalist Christmas Village

All of us may not choose to deal with large packing and unpacking of red and green plastic bins full of Christmas decor every year. So, there is nothing to worry. Here’s how you can surely create an inspirational DIY project of minimalist Christmas village. Miniature DIY set can include a lighted cabin and outhouse decorated with greenery and bows, a reindeer and a bear dressed in winter wear. Also, you can you trees and figures with small adorable details. Get the Tutorial

Minimalist Christmas Village

Christmas Snow Village Display

Each holiday season sees the return and rebuilding of the “Snow Village Displays” or as they are sometimes called “Christmas Village Displays” Christmas Village Display Platform of snowy scenes add a festive cheer and excitement. You can add a beautiful handmade display platform to showcase snow and white atmosphere in your Christmas Village! Add a detailed element to your village and create a more interesting focal point at the time. You can place all the beautiful collectibles at different levels “. It is quite often difficult to tell who gets the most pleasure from them, the builder or the viewers. The builder gets the pleasure of working his or her creative spark by making snow village additions, or choosing a new location or theme for his seasonal creation. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Snow Village Display

Dickens Christmas Village Display Stands

You can create Dickens Christmas Village theme with one huge village garden flag. This holiday garden flag shows Santa’s sleigh flying over a town across the moonlight. In Dickensian London, chocolate was a true luxury. Most likely, commoners enjoyed the sweet confection only during special occasions such as Christmastide. This Santa garden flag is hand-crafted from soft, high-quality and specially treated fabric for long lasting display in your winter landscape decor. So, to match the theme you can use some Giant moulded chocolate Santas and capture the attention. Get the Tutorial

Dickens Christmas Village Display Stands

Dollar Tree Snow Village

You can start with little houses if you get one from the Dollar Tree and then transform it into a snowy paradise. Yes, you can surely do the makeover to the old village so that it cost you less than some ready made ornaments. Hence the Dollar Tree Snow Village can be made very quickly and cost effectively. Many craft stores carry unpainted village pieces. There are also some great online sources. Here is the basic supply list you’ll need to tackle this project. Get the Tutorial

Dollar Tree Snow Village

Christmas Village Luminaries

Lights are an integral part of decorating for Christmas, so take advantage of their huge selection that ranges from icicle lights to rope to nets to LED to outdoor lighted decorations. How amazing it is to get in the festive spirit this Christmas and light up your home with our variety of Christmas lights. You can select from a wide range to suit your every need. Christmas Villages and Christmas trees are the ultimate festive focal display for your home and they wouldn’t be complete until you have switched on the luminaries.

Fairy lights have many purposes and can have an amazing use at Christmas. You can place them in a jar on your mantelpiece or hang them across your bed decor to create a cozy and cheerful mood. LED Christmas lights are also very popular as they are cooler, last longer and shine brighter, helping create the perfect festive atmosphere. It gives a festive spirit on those dark winter nights. Renew some of your Christmas tree decorations and Christmas decorations and let your Christmas tree lights reflect off the novelty decorations. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Village Luminaries

Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood

This Christmas Village Built with the scrap wood has same traditions and values found in small towns across America. All decked out for the holidays, this Christmas Village made with scrap wood displays all the latest form of sports to fashion. The building is made of scrap wood and has sisal garland and wreaths attached. Additionally, you can pick up home decor like wreaths, ornaments, and more. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood

Whimsical Gingerbread Houses

A cute way to invite guests and get them into the spirit of a gingerbread decorating party is to send a plain, gingerbread person cookie. It is real fun to create a detailed clay dough gingerbread house displaying a Christmas Village for festive decoration. You can feature a brown cookie house decorated in red and white peppermint candy and topped with colorful candies. While decorating gingerbread houses is the main activity in many parties, you would love to have some entertainment while the houses set. Kids can play gingerbread themed party games, create an additional gingerbread craft or read a story such as The Gingerbread Man.

You can also use Gingerbread cookie cutters, Gingerbread scented hand soap, Gingerbread aprons, Mittens, Gingerbread ornaments. If you have guests at your home for partying, they can take home the gingerbread houses they decorated as their party flavors. In addition, you can pack any leftover candy into individual treat bags. There are a few different ways to build the gingerbread homes for the children to decorate. The choice that is best for your occasion will depend on factors such as whether you wish to actually bake the gingerbread yourself, the size you want each house to be and if you want the finished projects to be completely edible. Get the Tutorial

Whimsical Gingerbread Houses

White Christmas Village

This is one of the most popular themes of White Christmas village. You can create Christmas magic this holiday season with Animated Santa Village Scene. Small white lights accent the snowy village scene as Santa and his reindeer fly over the town. Music is optional if you want to switch on. All the white ornaments used for the decor can give a Traditional look and white atmospheric home decor. You can make the use of robust wood material for the houses in the village covered in snow to compliment the white theme. It certainly is a fantastic Christmas decoration especially cozy white mood lighting. For this DIY you can paint the houses by hand for superior color, detailing and quality. Make it ready for display with plug-in lighting included to bring the scene to life. Let it display on its own or add to an existing village scene to expand your miniature town. It can really make a perfect gift for friends, family and Christmas collectors. Get the Tutorial

White Christmas Village

Modern Christmas Village

Paint and display a heart-warming holiday vision by recreating Masterpiece of Modern Christmas Village for festive decor. Make most of the use of h color-changing lights, music and glittery reflections of Christmas Tabletop Tree. This one-of-a-kind light-up display can be masterfully handcrafted with sparkling material. The breathtaking crystal tree in the center is surrounded with an intricate, hand-painted fully dimensional sculptural village, inspired by the modern artwork. It lights up and is long-lasting. Make us of modern houses in the village homes that light up from within too.

You can use Warm white light, and creativity Carved with a keen eye for detail. This can become the focal point of your Christmas accessories. This is perfect for standing on its own or enhancing your current village scene. Use the illuminated objects to bring cheery warmth to your home. Each Christmas, this modern village display can come alive with its light-up buildings and colorful characters. You can have fun while including a restaurant, post office, trees, lampposts and plenty of villagers all ready for Christmas. A perfect modern village celebrating Christmas! Get the Tutorial

Modern Christmas Village

Mod Podge Home for the Holidays

Decorating your home and yard for the holidays is a festive tradition for all of us. You can get started by selecting the best Christmas decor and deciding a theme for the village display. You can have a Mod Podge home for the holidays. Make sure you have plenty of helpers on hand to put up the decorations once they arrive. You can use color changing lights, music and motion and make it a one of a kind display. You can use a small artist brush to apply Mod Podge to the top of the paper Mache ornament. Next, n apply a layer of Mod Podge to the backside of the paper. Place the polka dot paper on top of it and give some time to position it. It looks amazing to have the pictures of the village as a display in the mod Podge style. Get the Tutorial

Mod Podge Home for the Holidays

Christmas Village on Table

You can create Christmas Village on the table with a magnificent Collectibles Market. First inspired by the cherished artwork, your animated tabletop Christmas tree can boasts different levels of rotating movement including Santa and his reindeer. In next, you can use brilliantly illuminated buildings and over dozen of handcrafted figures. You can make the use of meticulously crafted and painted materials by hand, and add lavished blanket of glitter-touched snow for displaying of holiday cheer. It would be fun to place an animated Wonderland Express train that climbs ever higher up this tabletop Christmas tree while Santa with his reindeer is flying round and round. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Village on Table

Glass Snowman Christmas Village

Invite the beauty of the season into your home with Hand-painted glass Christmas ornaments, inspired by an old world of Russian Arts and techniques. Certainly decorating your Christmas tree is a special time for families, and with ornaments you can create your own style and cultivate a gallery of art for all to enjoy. Snowman glass Christmas village ornament can be adorned with a detailed, miniature Christmas scene, accented with a touch of gold or silver, finished with a lovely satin ribbon, and then placed in a luxurious satin-lined box. In the spirit of giving, ornaments and decor also make beautiful Christmas and holiday gifts to share with loved ones.

Glass Snowman Christmas Village

Waste Cardboard Christmas Village

Deck the front yard with decorations and bring Christmas cheer to the neighborhood. Along with all the necessary adornments Bring the spirit of Christmas into your home with the Christmas display made out of Waste Cardboard. You can place it as the Centerpiece. This village centerpiece is framed by a lush Always in Bloom floral arrangement filled with seemingly alive poinsettias, holly leaves, greenery and pine cones that are all individually hand-made for true-to-life texture and color. Use the Lights, music and motion. Handcrafted and hand-painted fully dimensional miniature sculptures recreate the original village scene enjoying the Christmas festival. You can also add a train made of cardboard that rotates around the village. Your DIY village can have a sparkling star topper light up as a festive medley. Beautiful artistic ornaments can be used from vintage Eastern European art style.

Waste Cardboard Christmas Village

Wall Mounted Christmas Village

You can DIY a perfectly wall mounted Christmas Village with lots of fun and creativity. There are many inspirations to pick from. One of the ways to DIY is creating a rectangular wooden tree that can be nailed on a wall. Once it is mounted, you can display snow village houses, jolly old Santa Claus, hand pained ceramics, brick siding and snow-capped roof with Christmas lights scaled to match the complimentary pieces. You can use different colored trees and characters to show the liveliness of the village. Other than wooden flat Christmas tree, you can use cardboard to DIY houses on wall display and stick it all with a glue. You can articulate trees, animals and characters with painting on those cardboard. Fill your home with lovely aromas just right for the holidays. Get the Tutorial

Wall Mounted Christmas Village

Christmas Village with Moose Lake

You will enjoy creating this tiny DIY village that looks like a beach house. You can celebrate it to accent your miniature DIY project. This adorable little house lights up beautifully to lend a charming effect to your craft project. With accurate and precise detailing, this beautifully designed mini village makes the perfect decor for your living room. A delightful addition to your Christmas decorations, this country village has tall roofs, towers and chimneys dusted with winter snow. Out front are some handsome conifer trees. You can create DIY lake scene with light and water. Switch on the lights in the evening for a lovely winter scene.

Christmas Village with Moose Lake

Christmas Village Silhouette

Light up the holiday nights by creating charming Christmas village with Silhouette theme. Complete with colorful small lights, as well as a flying Santa. This village scene will delight everyone who sees it. Whimsical touches like glitter on the trees and snow on the buildings add to the cheer. You can add a charming touch to your holiday decor with an animated Christmas village with flying Santa Claus.

Create a quaint village scene of some festively decorated houses which is very charming and add in a flying, animated Santa Claus (and his reindeer). Use of playing children, a snowman, a horse, Christmas trees and more feature in this extremely detailed scene. The houses light with different color lights. This animated scene will really bring a special Christmas touch to your home, wherever you place it. Decorate your mantel, windowsill, coffee table and more. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Village Silhouette

Christmas Village Jars

Set the table with Christmas crackers and enjoy the novelty of the occasion with laughter and toys. Preparing the Christmas Village Jars can bring joy of the world for the holy Christmas festival. All you need to do is get some nice huge Jars ready. Fill it up with painted white sand to give the look of the hue. Place small crafted houses with colorful roof tops. Glittery trees always add to the show. You can further decorate the Jars with red embellishments and ornaments. Use a character for showing the life in the village. This type of Christmas village jars can be used as a table top decoration. You can have wide choice of selection for placing things inside the jar to display the perfect village. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Village Jars

Wooden Christmas Tree With Village

Often the first pieces created for the house will determine the style of the Christmas village. Houses come in almost every style imaginable and one of the most wonderful way to celebrate is by preparing wooden Christmas tree with village. Make a great selection of Christmas tree lights and decorations to bring life to your Christmas tree With the addition of tinsel and Christmas baubles, you’ll soon have the perfect festive focal point for your house. Add other hose of decorations for your house looking festive this Christmas. You can use plenty of colors and designs to match the decor of your living room. You can simply display a green bottle brush tree in the snow decorated with fruits and vegetables. Also, main display of the birds, bunnies, raccoon, and a fox are enjoying the feast.

Wooden Christmas Tree With Village

Winter Village Wreath

Christmas is coming to your house so make sure you’re prepared for the family takeover. It’s an interest DIY project to create a wintry decorated wreath with eight Christmas melodies and much more. You can take synthetic resin material and add some lights to display the melodies. Create your own wreath for your Christmas decor using vintage cardboard buildings known as Putz houses. To perfectly prepare this craft pair them with bottle brush trees, mini deer and skiers, etc bought from a shop, and add some drifts of cotton snow. One all this is done, assemble the Wreath. Ensure, all the ensemble is symmetrical so that the wreath looks attractive. You can glitter the trees and renovate the houses for better look. Line the house with shimmering, iridescent lights and add sparkles of joy to your home. Get the Tutorial

Winter Village Wreath

Christmas Paper Chain Village

How nice it would be to enjoy a sweet, playful, exciting advent with loved ones with this ore winter village. Take a few paper small houses with snow-capped roofs that you can fold and fill to be. They can be made of any sizes, offer enough space for candy or small toys and can be arranged individually. No matter whether it’s on the table, or in small groups on the shelf, this small village is always an eye catcher. The houses are in painted & glazed pine finish on heavy weight color paper printed, ready cut and perforated, can so easily and cleanly put together. You can use adhesives and tools to chain it. After Christmas, you can unfold it again or simply as decoration/toys continue to use. Get the Tutorial

Christmas Paper Chain Village

Christmas Village with Train Model

While creating a DIY village, a house or two may be actual residential homes, however, other types of buildings often fall into the category as well. The term “village houses” often refers to businesses, churches, and outbuildings, such as barns, when searching for a particular structure. You can get into the holiday spirit by doing a DIY project of Lighted house village with a train station and moving train.

All you require to do is add an old fashioned, vintage holiday experience to your home decor with DIY quaint train decked out for Christmas. Use some snow detailing on the roof with artificial material and intricately detailed characters will make this train station a focal piece and conversation starter in any home Train station lights up and plays holiday music as the train moves back and forth. It surely can turn out to be a perfect piece for a Christmas village collection.

Christmas Village with Train Model

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