Learn how to make a DIY Dollar Tree Christmas village from $1 items from the dollar store, acrylic paint, Mod Podge and glitter. Turn a plain looking Christmas village into an elegant display on a budget.
This project is part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop hosted by The Happy Housie, so after you read my post make sure to see all of the other DIY Christmas ideas linked at the bottom!
I love a pretty, classic Christmas village for decor at Christmas time, but the elegant-looking ones can be expensive. With some simple supplies and an hour, I was able to turn some $1 Dollar Tree Christmas Village pieces into something you might find in an expensive boutique!
Here’s how to make an elegant Dollar Tree Christmas village:
Find the simple, plastic buildings in the Christmas decor section at Dollar Tree. Dollarama has similar pieces as well.
Use white acrylic paint from Dollar Tree, and paint all of the buildings with at least two coats of paint. There’s no need to be too careful – making these look a little distressed creates a beautiful farmhouse look.
Once the paint is completely dry, brush some Mod Podge onto the roofs of the buildings with a foam brush.
Sprinkle glitter, micro beads, or small metallic flakes onto the Mod Podge and press them in place onto the roofs.
I found this pack of Micro Beads & Flakes at Dollar Tree, and the flakes remind me of the expensive german glitter finish you might find at an expensive decor store!
I set my finished village up on a side table in my living room, and used a Dollar Tree microfiber mop head as snow, lit the display up with fairy lights, and used DIY trees and dollar store greenery to add some colour.
This is such an easy and cheap way to create an elegant Christmas village display on a budget! I love how this project turned out.
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