A Joyful Village

As the Christmas Season gets closer…

I wanted to share this simple little wood project that I made for the “Creating with Joy” blog.

Being Joyful, is my goal not only at Christmas but throughout the entire year.


For my “Joyful Village”…

I  started with some wood trim scrap pieces cut into simple whimsical house shapes.

My pieces measure 4″ x 2″, 3″ x 2 3/4″ and 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.


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I painted the house with a couple coats of Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz-Grey Taupe.


After painting the houses…

      • I created a roof using black corrugated paper.
      • I added color to my white iron-on embroidered letters by dampening them and rubbing color directly onto the letters using my Distress Mini Ink Pad-Fired Brick.
      • After the letters are dry, glue the letters onto the houses using a craft glue.
      • I created a mini wreath and mini pine swags using pine craft stems.
      • I created small number charms by printing the numbers onto white cardstock and punching with a small circle punch.  I added the numbers inside Metal Type Charms by Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
      • I tied the charms onto the wreath and swags with thin twine and glued them onto the front of the houses along with a little tiny bow.


The village wouldn’t be complete without a cute little red truck.


I picked up the tiny red truck at the Elkhorn Flea Market in Wisconsin and I glued three little bottle

brush trees to the back of the truck. (I rubbed the trees with clear glitter glue for added sparkle.)


This project was sponsored by Joy SA and DecoArts and uses Amazon Affiliate links.

If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I will receive a small commission that helps offset the cost of running this blog.  Thanks!

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