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DIY Christmas Village Mantelpiece

These DIY Christmas decorations made with Mod Podge will delight the entire family throughout the holiday season.

At a Glance:

#5795 Skill Level: Expert Time:
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supplies

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass

Number Needed: 3 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Colors

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Alphabet

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $9.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Collage Clay - Vanilla White

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Citrus Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Black, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Three birdhouses, Christmas paper pad, Two wooden tree ornaments, One wooden snowman ornament, One wooden tree, Glue gun (high temp), Red ribbon, Red buttons, Yellow star button, ¾” flat brush, Liner brush, Stencil brush, Pencil, Paper, Scissors, Craft knife, Craft glue

Instructions

Find everything you need to create this project at your local Michaels.

  1. Paint the fence on the one house Wicker White. Cut papers to fit to birdhouse and Mod Podge to houses. Allow to dry and then add a topcoat.
  2. For the icicles trace the front of each roof onto a piece of paper. Place paper under the clear mat and begin making the icicles with the White Mold Melts. Make sure your drips are going downward. Allow each to dry and then add to the fronts of the houses with the melting melt in the glue gun. For the icicles on the top and edges of the roofs sides, draw a straight line and then follow the line and making sure the icicles are going downward. Add to the houses with the melting melt in the glue gun.
  3. To make the wreaths and the ornaments on the tree use the opaque colors and just drop small drips onto the clear mat. Make enough for the wreaths in green and the some for colors for the tree. Attach with the mold melts in the same colors.
  4. For the tree, snowman, and the painted fence use the stencil brush to add the Collage Clay to all. Allow to dry and then paint the small trees Citrus Green and the snowman Pure Black and Wicker White. Allow to dry. Paint the larger tree with Classic Green. Allow to dry and then stencil some Wicker White on the tree branches for snow. Add the face to the snowman with the Pure Black using the liner brush. Dry brush the cheeks on with the stencil brush dipped in Apple Red.
  5. Add the ornaments to large tree using the mod melts.
  6. Use the Mod Mold to make the “MAIL” in blue, the “PEACE” in red and the “102” in green. Add them to the houses with the mod melts. Use the liner brush to highlight with Wicker White.
  7. Make the snow surrounding the houses, trees and snowman by using the White Mod Melts and layering them. Allow the melts to dry before adding another layer
  8. Glue on buttons for the doorknobs, bows on the wreaths and the star on the large tree.
  9. To make the snow on houses thicker just keep layering and layering the roof allowing the mod melts to dry in between.

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