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DIY Christmas Village Mantelpiece

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
These DIY Christmas decorations made with Mod Podge will delight the entire family throughout the holiday season.
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
Item #16289
Protect your work surface with this silicone mat. Glues peels right off of it for easy clean-up!


Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.


Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Colors
Item #25128
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.


Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Alphabet
Item #25129
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone.


Mod Podge ® Collage Clay - Vanilla White
Item #25144
Mod Podge ® Collage Clay is a lightweight whipped clay available in 2 colors, Pink & White. Use to embed decorated Mod Mold embellishments to create fresh and fun decoden or kawaii projects. Dries permanent in 24 hours. Use on any surface.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #2894
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz.
Item #2901
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2915
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz.
Item #2917
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #2957
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


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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