A Joyful Village

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1 Hour
I wanted to share this simple little wood project that makes a great Holiday Decoration. Also a great and inexpensive gift idea.
Being Joyful, is my goal not only at Christmas but throughout the entire year.
For my “Joyful Village”…

I  started with some wood trim scrap pieces cut into simple whimsical house shapes.

My pieces measure 4″ x 2″, 3″ x 2 3/4″ and 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.
I painted the house with a couple coats of  Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz-Grey Taupe.
After painting the houses…
  • I created a roof using black corrugated paper.
  • I added color to my white iron-on embroidered letters by dampening them and rubbing color directly onto the letters using my Distress Mini Ink Pad-Fired Brick.
  • After the letters are dry, glue the letters onto the houses using a craft glue.
  • I created a mini wreath and mini pine swags using pine craft stems.
  • I created small number charms by printing the numbers onto white cardstock and punching with a small circle punch.  I added the numbers inside Metal Type Charms by Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
  • I tied the charms onto the wreath and swags with thin twine and glued them onto the front of the houses along with a little tiny bow.
The village wouldn’t be complete without a cute little red truck.
I picked up the tiny red truck at the Elkhorn Flea Market in Wisconsin and I glued three little bottle brush trees to the back of the truck.
(I rubbed the trees with clear glitter glue for added sparkle.)

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