I have pinned so many Christmas projects this year that it only felt right to bring back the column pinned it, made it, loved it! If you are new to the blog, it’s basically where I recreate some of my favorite projects I find on Pinterest and then share the results of what and pass along any tips that I think would be helpful.
And what better project to bring the column back than with Studio DIY’S Christmas village?! I fell in love with this project last year when Kelly posted it and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. It’s seriously Christmas perfection. Here’s how our DIY Christmas Village came out:
I know this may sound dumb, but I almost cried when Ryan and I finished painting these houses– that’s how much I love them. And yes, Ryan helped me paint these! I thought about the idea of having them on display in our house for years to come and got sentimental as hell. But I’ll spare you the cheese.
Here’s what I learned: your house is going to be adorable, even if you suck at painting. It really helps to have a variety of brushes to get in the small spaces (the fence on ours were a little tricky). Be sure to grab all the fake snow and Christmas accessories you can because that’s what really makes the houses come together. It also helps to hid any paint imperfections.
The Michael’s in Brooklyn lacks a lot of Christmas decor items, but if you plan and prep ahead, you could really find some cute miniature items. Mini wreaths are a must!
It did take me longer than I thought it would to paint them all, but you should be able to knock them out while watching a Christmas movie or two. Recruit your friends and family for a paint night! The birdhouses are cheap enough that this would make for such a fun Christmas party craft.
Have you made this project yet?! I’d love to see yours! If you’re looking to try this yourself, you can find the full DIY here and be sure to follow along on Pinterest to see if you can guess the next project!