easy to make paper holiday village
Here's a fun paper village that is easy to make and will add lots of Christmas cheer to your home! The best part about this little village is that it will cost you next to nothing to make, I am betting you already have many of these items around your house!


Suggested supply list:

STEP ONE: Put the house template (download here) on top of a sheet of old music paper and trace around it with a pencil and then cut it out.

STEP TWO: Draw in where you would like the windows and doors to go.

STEP THREE: Paint in the house. Paint around all the doors and windows leaving them unpainted. Here I am using Dash of Red from the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line. If you are using these paints, you will notice that they remain transparent and you can still see the music notes even through the color, making a really beautiful effect!

STEP FOUR: Here I added details. I used Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas to make the curtains, a black pen and the
Ranger Inkssentials White Pen.

STEP FIVE: Fold all your edges and then glue the tab to the other side of the house with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium.

STEP SIX: Pinch the sides to shape the house.

STEP SEVEN: Place the roof template on a piece of scrapbook paper, trace around and cut out

STEP EIGHT: Fold down the center and then add details. Here I added trim but cutting a piece of Sticky Back Canvas

STEP NINE: Put the roof on your house and then place a BATTERY OPERATED tea light candle underneath. DO NOT use a regular tea light candle with flame because it will catch your mini house on fire! You can find Battery tea light candles at home stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Dollar Store or at your local craft store.

YOU'RE DONE! Here's the little house ready to bring Christmas cheer! It was difficult to capture just how glowing the houses are with the battery tea lights underneath. When you make yours, you will see how magical they are!

Now make a whole bunch more and display them on your mantle! A perfect Holiday Village for your home!

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So cute! I LOVE this project and it is going on my, "I want to make it for Christmas list". Now hopefully, I will get to make it! lol : )
i will do it!! so cute!!! thanks for the lesson!
wow great tutorial!!!! I will definitely try this out with my little one :D
This is sooo cute! Thanks I will try this with my girls I know they will love it.

Peggy Lee
Fabulous....I should make a Chanukah village !
Absolutely WONDERFUL -- and so whimsical and easy to make (now that you told us HOW! To make the other shapes did you just elongate the template when you cut it?

Totally inspired me thank you!

yes! to make the taller houses just elongate the template and you're set!
have fun!!
so cute and festive, Claudine! going to post it to my sister for her and my neice to do together.
Love these Claudine! I've GOT to make some!!
Why thank you very much..what a sweet project to share with it..
Such a cute & brilliant idea. I feel totally inspired. Thanks for sharing - I'm off to have a go :) - Gill
I love it that's beautiful ,thanks fro be my first follower on twitter...i will follow you as well..thank fro show your talent...
Thank you for this. Your city is so sweet :-)
Thank you for the template. You're an inspiration!
What darling little houses!
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