Learn how to make Pottery Barn inspired DIY Dollar Tree gingerbread house place card holders for a fraction of the price!
When saw these gingerbread house place card holders at Pottery Barn, I knew I could DIY something similar for a whole lot less. With some $1.50 Christmas village houses from Dollar Tree, some paint, and some baking soda, these little gingerbread house place card holders came to life! Let me show you how easy it is to make them.
You will need:
- christmas village houses from Dollar Tree
- Espresso coloured acrylic paint from Dollar Tree
- Make Market fabric puff paint from Michaels
- baking soda
- foam brush
- hair dryer
- serrated knife
How to make the DIY Dollar Tree gingerbread house place card holders
To begin, pick up a few of the Christmas village houses from Dollar Tree. You can choose all of the same houses, or choose different houses. Buy enough for all of your table place settings.
Next, pick up the Espresso coloured acrylic paint from Dollar Tree, some foam brushes, and some baking soda. You’ll also need some Make Market fabric puff paint from Michaels.
Squirt some paint into a small bowl, and then mix in about 1 part baking soda to 1 part paint. This doesn’t have to be exact.
Now, apply the baking soda paint to the Dollar Tree Christmas village houses with a foam brush. You’ll need 2-3 coats of paint for the best coverage, and ensure the previous coat of paint has dried before applying the next one.
Once the paint has dried, take the Make Market puffy fabric paint and use it to outline all of the details of the houses. Highlight all the trim, windows and doors. It doesn’t have to perfect! You can also add polka dots and a heart to the front of the houses inspired by these place card holders from Pottery Barn.
Next, take a hair dryer and dry the paint as best you can on the cool setting. This helps prevent the puff paint from drooping.
Once the houses are all dry, use an old serrated knife and cut a small slit in the top of each house to hold place cards. You can make easy monogram place cards with an inkjet printer and cardstock paper.
Enjoy your adorable gingerbread house place card holders on your Christmas table this year!