Rustic Christmas Village

Hello holiday friends.  I saw this adorable rustic Christmas village in the Lowes Creative Ideas magazine.  I took a slightly different spin on it.  Cut 2x4s to resemble houses, apartments, buildings, or churches, and this little village is sure to look cute on a mantel, accent table or act as a centerpiece on your holiday table. It is a great way to use up some of those scrap pieces of wood lying in your garage.

rustic christmas village


2 x 4’s and one 2 x 6

2 sheets of plaid scrapbook paper

Krylon spray paint (chalkboard, banner red, and hunter green)

Rust-Oleum Kona Stain

Mod Podge

Foam brush

evergreen clippings

tray or large picture frame

floral berries

chop saw

Optional: sandpaper, branch to look like a cross, drill and drill bit

1.  Roughly measure how tall you want your buildings to sit.  Then cut your angles at 45 degrees.  They don’t have to be perfect.  A little crooked adds a little more whimsy.

2x4 christmas village

2.  I chose to paint three of them with spray paint.  I used Krylon Chalkboard spray, Krylon Banner Red, and Evergreen.

spray painted rustic christmas village

Optional:  If you want more of a distressed look you can take some sandpaper to the sides to sand off some of the paint once it is dry.

christmas village

3.  On two of them, I stained them with Rustoleum Kona.  Once dry, I used Mod Podge to adhere the plaid scrapbook paper to the wood piece.

mod podge christmas village

wood christmas village

4.  On the tall chalkboard building, I decided to turn it into a church.  I found a branch that looked cross-like and drilled a hole into the top of the wood and stuck the branch down in there.

wood christmas church

5.  Then I arranged the village on top of my frame and added some evergreen and pine clippings from my yard (good ole Ohio trees!).

scrap wood christmas village

6.  I cut some of the berry pick and arranged them on there as well.  I had some gold sparkle filler I added for a little more sparkle.

rustic christmas village centerpiece

evergreen rustic christmas village

christmas village made from scrap wood

christmas village mantel

What Christmas projects do you have planned for the holidays? If you need more DIY Christmas ideas, visit my Pinterest board DIY Christmas Ideas.  Or if you need help planning your Christmas menu, I have a lot of great recipes on the Christmas and Baking recipes Pinterest board too! 

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