Wait until you see how I turned a few unfinished wood houses into very expensive-looking additions to my DIY Christmas village! All it took was a little paint and sparkle!
This year I’m challenging myself to try and duplicate all the expensive Christmas decor that I saw and loved from all my favorite high-end retailers. If you’ve been here for a while you know I love a good DIY…and one of my favorite things is to show you all how to get that expensive look for less!
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How to make Christmas village houses
This project started out with a few unfinished wood houses I picked up at Michael’s for around $5 each. I also grabbed some of the smaller birdhouses w/ hangers to use as ornaments for my tree.
Paint the Houses
I painted the houses white, I used spray paint because I had it on hand but white chalk-type or acrylic paint would work just fine too!
I let the white paint dry completely before moving ahead.
The next step was to paint the roof using Folk Art Antique Copper metallic paint…I am crushing on this color for this Christmas!
Don’t forget to get the underside of the roof.
Embellish with Glitter
While the paint was still wet I sprinkled an extra-fine copper glitter over the entire roofline, not forgetting about the edges of the Christmas house.
For this project, it’s important to use fine glitter…not the traditional kind that has larger flakes. It will give your Christmas village a more expensive look.
Note: It is very important to let the white paint be completely dry before moving on the copper paint and glitter…if it’s damp in any spots the copper glitter will stick to it.
A small dry paintbrush can sweep away any glitter that lands on the base of the house
Finished Christmas Village Houses
I love how my little $5 unfinished wood houses came out! I set up a glittery Christmas village on my entryway table along with a couple of DIY Gold Christmas Trees and a Plaster of Paris tree that I also made.
nature themed Christmas tree
10 days of Christmas decorating
A bunch of my friends and I put together 100’s of our favorite Christmas decorating ideas for you to help with your own Christmas this year!
- Day 1 – Christmas DIY Ideas
- Day 2 – Front Porch Decorating Ideas
- Day 3 – Christmas Tree Ideas
- Day 4 – Christmas Table Decor Ideas
- Day 5 – Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats
- Day 6 – Christmas Decorating Ideas
- Day 7 – Christmas Hacks You Should Know
- Day 8 – Christmas Gift Wrapping Guide
- Day 9 – Wreaths & Front Door Decor
- Day 10 – Winter Greenery
Here Are My Latest Christmas Projects!
Other Favorite Christmas DIYs
- MAKE YOUR OWN DRIED ORANGE SLICE ORNAMENTS
- RUSTIC CHRISTMAS TREE SIGN
- HOW TO MAKE YARN CHRISTMAS TREES
- EASY PINE CONE DOOR SWAG