Polymer Clay Christmas Village: DIY miniature polymer clay houses and trees make a decorative miniature 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.
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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.
I used some pretty pinks, but this would be beautiful all in white, or any colours to match your Christmas decor.
- polymer clay
- match stick
- lollipop stick
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
After they cool they’re ready to enjoy.
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.
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.
Also check out our Christmas Wreath here.
You might also enjoy our DIY Paper House Advent Calendar here.