DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

I always love making some handmade Christmas decorations, I usually make something new to add to my decor each year. Sometimes I swap out something store bought that has no sentimental value. I don't like to store a whole bunch of decorations that I never use.

What luck that today we are sharing decorations for the Christmas blog hop!

Welcome back to year six of the Festive Christmas Event where I team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.

We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.

You will find new ideas every Monday and Wednesday between Oct. 19th through Nov. 18th. Scroll all the way down to find all the ideas linked at the end.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village
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Supplies Needed to Make Your Own:
Small cartons (creamer, half and half, etc.)
White spray paint
Gesso (or white craft paint)
Sandpaper
Utility knife
White felt
E-6000 glue
Fairy lights
Cotton balls
Save and rinse out a few small cartons.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Sand the cartons to remove the waxy coating so that the paint will stick.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Draw the doors and windows onto the carton and then cut out with a utility knife.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Prime the cartons with a light coat of white spray paint (you can skip this step but it will take a lot more coats of Gesso or paint to fully cover the graphics on the carton).

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Now paint with a couple of coats of Gesso (white craft paint will work too, Gesso is just a little thicker).

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

To insert fair lights to light up your little village, cut a little plus into the back of the house with a utility knife.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Poke a pencil or pen through the slits you just cut.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Glue the houses together with E-6000 glue if you wish and clamp to dry.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Cover the bottoms with white felt.

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

Put cotton balls in the chimneys to resemble smoke!

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

I found these cute little trees to use with my houses at Target's dollar spot!

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village



DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

I am displaying mine on my mantel 😊

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

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DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village

DIY Milk Carton Christmas Village
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