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DIY Christmas Village Centerpiece

Build Time 8 hrs
Dry Time 1 d
Units 1


  • Glue Gun
  • Ryobi Nail Gun (optional)


  • Scrape board 30” - 42” long
  • Blank Wooden Houses (or cut out your own house shapes)
  • Paint (color of your choice)
  • Cardstock craft paper
  • Modge Podge
  • Bottle Brush trees
  • Flocked Christmas Village Trees
  • Fairy Light battery operated


  • Cut your base board to the size of your choice.
  • Stain or paint your base board.
  • Paint the edges of the house in the color of your choice.
  • Cut out the house shapes in the card stock paper.  This does not have to be a perfect cut and can be cut slightly larger.
  • Use Modge Podge to glue the cardstock to both side of the houses.
  • Then use Modge Podge to seal the cardstock, I did two coats allowing to dry about 30 minutes between coats. (Allow the modge podge to dry overnight.)
  • Use a 220-gritstanding block and sand the edges of the house to sand off the excess paper.
  • Attach your houses to your base board using your prefer method – either a nail gun or a glue gun.
  • Decide on the placement of your trees.
  • Once placement is set, drill a hole through your base board for each of the trees that will have fairy lights added.
  • Run the fairy lights through the hole and then wrap each of the trees.
  • Glue each of the trees into place and then glue the battery packs and wires into place on the underside.
  • Add in bottle brush trees wherever you’d like.
  • Add in any additional details you’d like! Windows, doors, snowmen, etc!