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Christmas Village: Free Printable to Make Your Own

Are you ready for Christmas creativity overload? I sure hope so because I’m joining a slew of bloggers with free printables … all just for you! A special shout out to Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing this whirlwind event.  I always enjoy our printable hops because it’s fun to see what my blogging friends have created. I thought and thought about what to share and finally settled on a Christmas Village, with a free house pattern template for you to download. (This post contains affiliate links.)

Christmas Village. Make your own using decorative scrapbook paper, glitter, and a few Christmas embellishments.


I’ve always loved glitter houses. Ever since I was a little girl. Since they can sometimes be expensive, I made a budget-friendly version using a simple pattern. This is a fun project to do on your own or with the kids.

How to make a Christmas Village


To make your paper houses and Christmas Village, cut out the pattern and trace it onto solid-colored scrapbook paper, and then cut out the house. Fold on the lines and fold back the tabs, gluing them in place to make the house. Cut out the roof, fold in half, and glue it on top along the house tabs.

How to make a paper Christmas village.


Next comes the fun part of decorating your Christmas Village houses. I dabbed a bit of Mod Podge in places and sprinkled on glitter, to give the look of snow on the house. I found miniature wreaths and hot-glued them into place.

Paper Glitter House to Make a Christmas Village


Miniature pom-pom trim becomes an architectural detail at the house’s roof line.

Make miniature paper houses for a fun craft project at Christmas


Instead of cutting out windows (I used an exacto knife to carve them out) you can cut a doorway instead. Make it square, or arched like mine. I think I squealed with delight when I found the teeny-tiny sleds.

Make miniature paper houses for a fun craft project at Christmas


Make miniature paper houses for a fun craft project at Christmas


Use bottle brush trees to help create your Christmas Village. I set my scene on a white faux fur pelt, giving it the look of snow.

Free House Template to Print and Create Paper Glitter Houses


LED tea lights tucked inside create a cozy glow inside each paper house.

Free House Template to Print and Create Paper Glitter Houses


I fell in love with these adorable miniature snowmen that fit perfectly inside the doorway.

Free House Template to Print and Create Paper Glitter Houses


You can leave your houses plain, add a few miniature accents like I did, or get elaborate and draw or paint more details on each house. This was such a fun project and I thoroughly enjoyed creating my budget-friendly Christmas Village. These would look cute on a mantel. And any child would love to have a few in their room, using the tea lights as their night light for the holiday season.

Free Printable to Create Paper Houses for a Christmas Village


Download the printable for both the small and large house.

Three pages of paper house templates to download


Christmas Village. Make Your Own with the Free House Template


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For more holiday inspiration, visit my fellow bloggers below for a variety of free printables to decorate your home!

Christmas Printables

Banner Christmas Tags by Ella Claire | Gift Tags by Zevy Joy | Good Tidings of Joy by Lolly Jane
Watercolor Christmas Baking by Craftberry Bush | A Thrill of Hope by Maison de Pax


Christmas Printables

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags and Ornaments by Finding Home Farms | Peace on Earth by My Someday in May | Red Barn Gift Tags & Print by Refresh Restyle | Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Watercolor by Finding Silver Pennies | Merry Christmas Ornament by In My Own Style


Christmas Printables

Good Tidings Christmas Chalkboard by Live Laugh Rowe | Plaid Christmas Gift Tags by Four Generations One Roof | Vintage Inspired Christmas Favor by Anderson and Grant | Hot Cocoa Bar Sign Printable by Blesser House | Watercolor Paper Flowers by Chronicles of Home


Christmas Printables

Let it Snow Banner by Happy Happy Nester | Reindeer Games by Clean and Scentsible | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by A Burst of Beautiful | 12 Plaid Reindeer Joy Printables by The Happy Housie | Santa Baby by Kelly Elko


Christmas Printables

Christmas Tree Farm Poster by Making Home Base | We’ve Got that Holiday Feeling by My Fabuless Life | It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by May Me and Mom | Heaven and Nature Sing by Nest of Posies | Nativity by Shades of Blue Interiors


Christmas Printables

Make Your Own Christmas Village by Town and Country Living | Madeline’s Christmas by So Much Better with Age | Christmas Gift Tags by TIDBITS | Countdown to Christmas by Unskinny Boppy | Holly Botanical Study Watercolor by Nina Hendrick Design


Christmas Printables

Pie Labels by My Sweet Savannah | Advent by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Buffalo Check Christmas Banner by Just Destiny


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  1. Hi Jennifer –

    I love these mini paper houses. They are so cute. I think the pom-pom trimmed one is my favorite. The sprinkle of glitter…makes me smile. I am one that feels Christmas is not Christmas without a sprinkling of glitter about the house. 🙂

  2. Your Christmas village is charming! I always love seeing these houses at Christmas and have wanted to make some, but it always seemed like too much work. And I adore your miniature pom pom garland along the roof line.

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    This is such a great post! I have always loved the little villages too! Anything with glitter just melts my heart! Your little houses are so adorable! I’m working my way down the list and will share it on my FB page.

  4. These little houses are adorable. This would be the perfect project to do with the kids or other family while watching a Christmas movie. Like gingerbread house decorating but without the calories! ha!
    So many options on how to create your own village. Love it!

  5. I totally love this post. For some reason I ordered paper houses yesterday. I love how you made them look. I am going to try and do the same thing. Where did you get all the minatures I have to have them. Keep up the great work.