Glittered houses - used for collector train track villages, but would also be adorable on a mantelpiece or windowsill.
Cardboard Christmas Village "My mom had villages all around our house year-round, both simple and elaborate," recalls TV crafter Kirsten Earl. Of course, they would be decorated especially for Christmas each year. What makes this cardboard version so special? "I like this one because you can fold it up and put it away between seasons," says Kirsten. How to Make a Cardboard Village
This is my answer to the ceramic Christmas villages of old.
Merry Mini Village- For the friend who loves Christmas decorations, make a neighborhood of these holiday houses. Start with a plain papier-mache house ornament (available at crafts stores), remove the hanger, and paint the sides and chimney a desired color. Apply another coat if needed; let dry. Once all the paint is dry, glue miniature trims into place, referring to the photo for ideas. To finish, brush glue over the areas you want covered with "snow" and sprinkle with glitter.
Oh I so love Christmas villages!
Vintage Christmas 'villages'! How sweet.