A few years ago we made a Holiday Village that continues to be one of our most popular holiday-themed posts. That got us thinking that maybe our readers might like the opportunity to get together and make their own! Thus, the idea to host a DIY holiday village making workshop was born, and it turned out to be a THE CUTEST baby!
We teamed up with our friends at Darice to supply everything our attendees would need to make a magical DIY holiday village of their own. Darice is a treasure trove of quality craft supplies for a super affordable price and it made it so easy to go to one place and get everything they would need! Here are the houses we made that served as inspiration to our crafters:
We gave all attendees the option of making a colorful house or a more simple gold and white house. Then, we gave them their supplies, the steps to success and an image of the houses we made to use as a guide and let their imaginations run wild!
Here’s everything we used so you can make your own DIY holiday village!
- Darice Wooden Birdhouses with Perch
- Paint Brushes
- Foam Brushes
- Mod Podge
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint
- Patterned Cardstock
- Darice Paint Palettes
- Darice Sisal Wreaths + Sisal Trees
- Hot Glue Guns + Sticks
- Darice Baker’s Twine
The funnest part was watching all of the different villages all of the attendees made with the same exact supplies! There were so many lovely creative choices and no two villages turned out the same. It was so inspiring to see what everyone came up with!
We also had treats, which is crucial for successful crafting!
It was such a wonderful, cozy night of crafting. New friends were made, creativity was sparked and the Christmas spirit.
To make your own, or get the printed instructions you’ll need to host your own holiday village workshop, simply download the steps for the gold and white villages here and the steps for the colorful villages here. Then, just gather your supplies and your best girls and get ready for the BEST night ever.
OX. Sam & Liz
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The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters, Liz + Sam, who love all things pretty.