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Polymer Clay Christmas Village

Polymer Clay Christmas Village: DIY miniature polymer clay houses and trees make a decorative miniature Christmas village.

Polymer Clay Christmas Village: DIY miniature polymer clay houses and trees make a decorative miniture Christmas village.

This polymer clay Christmas village is such a fun DIY for the holidays. Everything miniature is always so cute.  And Christmas villages are a favourite of mine.  I used polymer clay to make this one.  It’s a really simple DIY and you could make it in any colour to fit your decor.

I’m so excited to be joining some of my favourite bloggers for the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series.  Be sure to check out lots more Christmas DIY inspiration at the end of this post.  

This DIY is really simple to make.  I love working with polymer clay, because it’s easy to work with, and you can be so creative with it.  These little houses were actually inspired by some miniature ceramic houses I saw and thought I could make my DIY version with polymer clay.

miniature polymer clay Christmas houses

 

 

I used some pretty pinks, but this would be beautiful all in white, or any colours to match your Christmas decor.

DIY miniature clay houses

Materials

  • polymer clay
  • match stick
  • lollipop stick
  • knife
  • parchment paper
  • baking tray

How To Make A Polymer Clay Christmas Village

Start by kneading a small piece of polymer clay.  It’s best to work on a piece of parchment paper, because the colour from the clay tends to leave residue on a work surface and transfer to the next colour you work on.  Take care to make sure your hands and tools are clean when you switch colours too.

Use your fingers to form a cube shape and then flatten one side into a roof.  Try to make them slightly different sizes, some shorter, some taller, some wider, some smaller for variation.  Mine were about 1-1.5 cm wide, and about 2 cm tall at the peak of the roof.

miniature house tutorial

Details

To add the details of the windows and doors use the end of a match stick.  One small square for a window, or four small squares together, or a line of three.  

For the round window, use the end of a lollipop stick.

To make the doors, use the side of a match stick.  Or two together for double doors.

To make the rounded door, use a lollipop stick to make the round top, and the match stick to make the straight section.

To make the trees, I used some green polymer and rolled it into a cone shape.  On one I added a line detail with the straight side of  a knife.  Another was formed with three cone pieces stuck together.

miniature polymer clay houses

If you’re not happy with the design, just knead it again and start over.  Once you’re happy with the design, you’re ready to bake it.

how to make a miniature clay house

 

Baking

Follow the instuctions for baking on your brand of polymer clay, mine was 15 min. at 375 per 1/4 inch of polymer clay.  I have used a toaster oven in the past and accidentally burned it, so I recommend a regular oven.  Cover a baking tray with parchment and bake the pieces as directed.

miniature polymer clay Christmas trees

DIY miniature Christmas village

 

After they cool they’re ready to enjoy.  

miniature Christmas village

I set mine up on a old log and used some white glitter as snow.  They’d be perfect on a little window sill, or a small shelf.  Best positioned somewhere where you can appreciate their tiny size.

miniature clay houses

With a tiny village of houses all ready for Christmas, life really is a party.

More Christmas Craft Inspiration

 

Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for our first Christmas Seasonal Simplicity post of the year. We’re all sharing our holiday DIY or craft projects with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

How to Flock Natural Greenery at The Happy Housie

DIY Winter Village Wreath at Modern Glam

Christmas Jingle Bells Hanging Decoration at Zevy Joy

Modern Organic Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss

Air Dry Clay Christmas Star Lights at Clean & Scentsible

Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Felt Wreath at Tatertots and Jello

Polymer Clay Christmas Village at Life is a Party

Free Advent Calendar at The Handmade Home

Embroidery Hoop Love Sign at Craftberry Bush

Jingle Bell Wood Bead Garland at Lolly Jane

Homemade Pom Pom Garland at Sincerely, Marie Designs

DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Christmas Tree at The DIY Mommy

Christmas Advent Calendar at She Gave it a Go

DIY Faux Leather Trees at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Orange Hoop Wreath at Cassie Bustamante

Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Case at The Tattered Pew

3D Hot Cocoa Sign and Printable at Rambling Renovators

DIY Elf House at Dans le Lakehouse

Farmhouse Style Holiday Wood Banner at Home Made Lovely

Joanna Gaines Inspired Christmas Village at Fynes Designs

Christmas Canvas at Two Twenty One

Modern Whimsical Snowflake Christmas Tree at This is Simplicite

DIY Holiday Cutting Board at Joanna Anastasia

You might also like our Christmas Macrame Ornaments here.

Mini Macrame Christmas Ornaments: Easy DIY Macrame Ornament tutorial, perfect for the beginner. No macrame experience required.

Also check out our Christmas Wreath here.

Birch Christmas Wreath:-full tutorial to make your own square wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

You might also enjoy our DIY Paper House Advent Calendar here.

DIY House Advent Calendar: A pattern for 3 sizes of paper houses, and printable number labels to make your own advent village.

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4 Comments

  1. OMG these are so cute! I think I found my family’s Christmas craft this year. My kids are grown but we still try to do at least one craft together each Christmas. Thank you!

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