Holiday Trend: DIY Cozy Nordic Christmas Village. Make this fuzzy fabric wrapped houses for a Scandinavian Christmas Village decoration for the holidays. For more holiday ideas see my Christmas page.
I am craving all things simple and minimal this holiday season. See my previous post where I show the beginnings of my holiday decor with Scandinavian style accents. In that post, you will see my sweet cozy white Nordic Christmas village display. It came out so soft and serene.
I got those fun paper houses from Oriental Trading! I painted them with white paint and to go one step further, I covered them with fuzzy white fleece fabric. Here is the tutorial that shows the steps I took to get the look! Let’s get started.
Cozy White Nordic Christmas Village Houses
- Large House, Medium House, Small House or House Assortment
- Acrylic Paint: White
- Elmer’s Glue or another Adhesive that Dries Clear
- Sponge Applicator
- Fleece Fabric: 1.5 Yard
- Rotary Cutter & Mat or X-Acto Knife
- Sharp Scissors
Carefully remove the bottom base of the house.
Remove the cardboard bottoms if using the Oriental Trading houses.
Paint houses with white acrylic paint. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
Lay the fabric over each section of the house to be covered with fabric and cut a matching piece with sharp scissors. Lay the piece over the house section and mark where the windows will be with a pen.
Note: As you can see in the pics I chose to add the fabric to the houses and then cut out the windows. Do not do this. Your windows will come out much neater if you mark them with a pen and cut them out with a rotary cutter or sharp scissors before adding the fabric to the houses with adhesive
Cut the window sections out with an X-Acto knife, scissors or rotary cutter. Paint section of the house with glue. Lay the fabric over it and smooth it out. Repeat with all sides.
I really love house these sweet Nordic Christmas village houses turned out! Adding them to fuzzy faux fur mini throw made this village the perfect centerpiece in my living room!
I hope you have been inspired by this fun tutorial! Happy Holidays!