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Fairy Garden DIY Snow Village

By: Plaid Enterprises

Fairy Garden DIY Snow Village
Fairy Garden DIY Snow Village
This image courtesy of plaidonline.com

Want to add a little more magic around your home this holiday season? By creating this Fairy Garden DIY Snow Village, your winter decor will be complete. Believe it or not, this enchanting snow village can be made entirely by you using some handy dandy Mod Podge materials. You may have seen a similar decor set at your local craft or home store, but you can recreate this beautiful snowy village for a cheaper price. Once the project is done, place this piece in the center of your kitchen table where everyone can enjoy the view.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win this Plaid Mod Podge Palooza Set during the 12 Days of Christmas in July! This giveaway runs until July 30th and you can receive an extra entry just by commenting below on this page.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsClay, Paint

Primary TechniqueHome Decor

Intermediate

SeasonWinter

HolidayChristmas

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Real Brown, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Ornaments
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - MetallicsNumber Needed: 1$10.99
  • Mod Podge ® Collage Clay - Vanilla White
  • FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Burnt...
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hunter Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cardinal Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Linen, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Clover, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Glitter - Extreme Glitter, 8 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
  • Fairy Garden DIY Snow Village Template

Instructions

Here is the step-by-step guide to create your very own Christmas Village:

  1. Select a wood finish for the Church and the Cone Shape houses. Cut the paper to fit and Mod Podge onto the houses with Ultra Matte Chalk.

  2. For the Tall house, paint the base of the house in Vintage white. Let dry. Using the Mod Melter, create “stone” mounds directly on the sides of the house. Let dry completely on a side before moving on to another side. Let dry and then paint the stones with Linen.

  3. Paint the Church doors Cardinal Red. Let dry.

Roof

  1. Church roof is made of embossed scrapbook paper cut to fit. Mod Podge in place. And then add collage clay “snow” and sprinkle with glitter before it dries.

  2. Tall house roof is made of coating the roof in collage clay and inserting pine cone buds into the clay. Sprinkle with glitter before it dries.

  3. For the Cone Shape house roof. Cover the roof in aluminum foil and mold into a mushroom top shape. Cover the shape in masking tape. Coat with collage clay and smooth out using a damp brush. Let dry. Paint the mushroom top in Cardinal Red with Vintage White dots. Let dry. Lastly, add collage clay “snow” and sprinkle with glitter before it dries.

Embellishments

  1. Print the downloadable Winter Fairy House template at 100%. Lay the template underneath the silicone craft mat. Trace the outlines of the church windows in Silver. Let cool and remove from mat. Repeat until you get the amount of windows you need. Using the template as a guide, color in the stain glass design on a piece of paper. Cut it out and glue to the back of the Mod Melt windows.

  2. Outline and fill in the doors with the Mod Melter in Gold. Let cool. Paint Real Brown and dry brush wood grain in Burnt Umber. Let dry. Glue a yellow piece of paper behind the window openings.

  3. Outline the arch windows with decorative trim in Gold. Let cool. Repeat. Paint Real Brown and dry brush wood grain in Burnt Umber. Let dry. Glue a yellow piece of paper behind the window openings.

  4. Outline and fill in the foliage stems using White Mod Melts. Let cool then add the berries to the stems. Repeat to achieve the desired amount of foliage embellishments. Paint the stems in Real Brown, the leaves in Hunter Green and Clover and the berries Cardinal Red. Let dry completely. Add a final coat of Extreme Glitter for an added sparkle.

  5. Using the Mod Mold, create four rectangle frames for the Tall house windows. Mod Mold six of the floral square design. Mod Mold two rows of the trim. Paint all of the cooled molds in Real Brown.

  6. Apply the embellishments to the houses with the Mod Melter. Touch up with paint as needed. See project photo as guide.

Finishing Touches

  1. Glue the each house to a large wood round. Glue small wood rounds to create a pathway between houses.

  2. Apply the collage clay “snow” on the ground and insert the foliage and deer. Finally, sprinkle glitter before it dries.

Contest Rules:
  • There is a maximum of one extra entry per person. The extra entry will be based upon a comment left on this project. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • The winner will be selected at random from the comments on this page and the entries on the contest page.
  • The winner will be contacted on the morning of July 31, 2017.
  • Email Address provided in their account (please do NOT leave your email address in the comments--you already provided it when you created your account)
  • You have until Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11:59pm EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada. Excludes Quebec and Puerto Rico.

 How will you customize this magnificent snow village for this holiday season?

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Oh Wow. Let me see. I love fairy houses and gardens as much as my grand daughter and tis snow village is cute and so easy to make.I would add a lot of fairies walking around town some with little gifts in hands, some glitter sprinkled around for fairy dust, a Christmas tree decorated and a frozen pond with fairies skating. I would put lights in houses and some hanging through the town on homemade poles. This is such a fun project to have the whole family do. I may even hit my stash pile to see what I can add to the houses.Thanks.

I'm not sure how I would finish this but I think it would have to be a Christmas theme.

I'd add mini lights plus spread some fiber-glass around for snow. Such a pretty village.

It is a cute craft! I intend to make it for my family!

I would add lighting to the buildings. Lots off snow, also make some little fairies hanging around, with an Angel watching over.

This kit is so adorable!! I have been carried away by the miniature houses fad and would like to learn about making smaller structures from this kit. Thank you for the chance!

I love Fairies, and the Snow Village is just adorable. I think that I would put it on a board base and drill holes so that I could put lights inside the houses and then cut out the windows so that the light would shine thru. I would also make a skating ring out front with some little fairies on it out of a mirror with some snowmen make out of clay. I am trying to think of how I could put a music box somewhere in there, I will figure it out yet.

I'd customize the village by using shades of blue and white paint and glitter on the houses and add tiny lights.

Totally adorable! I love all things faerie and this is a sweet creation! TFS!

Cute project

This is really pretty. I think if I was to make it I would use an exacto knife and cut our the windows of the church. I would secure a coloured cellophane over them on the inside. Then I would used led lights inside of the church, so that when the lights are turned on the windows glow. I might also add tiny led lights to a Christmas tree, or along the edges of the rooves of the houses.

You got that spot on. I was thinking the same thing. I would like to also find a way for some smoke to come out the chimney not real smoke and some sleighs and winter things outside. You could also use some hot glue to make it look like icicles hanging from roof and a snow fairy outside. I love fairy gardens and this can be added to it. Have you made this yet?

No, I haven't made this yet. This is the sort of craft my mother really enjoys, so I am hoping to do it with her when she visits in December. For your smoke idea, I wonder how it would turn out if you put a small, covered incense burner in the chimney section. Make a cone or tube to cover the burner so that the smoke can only go up the chimney.

I would add a church and some carolers.

This is so pretty. I would use it just like it says on my dining room table. Just hope my crafting skills are up to par to make this.

I love this! Will definitely need to try this one!

Thank you for this great tutorial! I'm not sure if I will be able to make my own snow village for this holiday season, but this post is very inspiring!

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