We’re getting creative with this Christmas village craft of painting and embellishing pieces of driftwood to look like houses. You can’t get much more coastal Christmas than this beach-inspired decor!
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Painted Driftwood House
As we collect driftwood along the beaches of Lake Huron, we don’t always have a project in mind for our beachcombing finds. But since these wider and flatter pieces of driftwood don’t work as well for making driftwood mirrors, reindeer ornaments and wreaths, we soon realized they’d make adorable painted houses for a sweet Christmas village.
We also use similar shaped driftwood to make these beachy Christmas ornaments for the holidays. Painting the weathered and worn wood allows you to get really creative with the things you can make. And take it from us, these painted driftwood houses are pretty simple as far as painting goes so no need to worry they won’t turn out!
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- Driftwood for the houses in assorted shapes and sizes
- Acrylic paint
- Paint Brushes
- Ribbon or baker’s twine
- Wooden reindeer and Christmas charms
- Hot glue gun
How to Paint a Driftwood Christmas Village
I shared the tutorial for making these driftwood houses on a recent Facebook Live which you can catch here. I just LOVE it when the viewers help me choose the colors, ribbons and decorative embellishments for my crafts!
Start by painting the driftwood pieces in any color of your choosing and let them dry. I choose white for the base and a colorful red and white for the roofs.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the smaller driftwood ‘door’ onto the painted house.
And then using a fine tip paint brush (or paint pen), paint windows onto the driftwood house.
Add other fun decorative embellishments such as wooden reindeer, baking twine and a pretty Christmas charm! The other triangular shaped driftwood tree is painted in a light green color to resemble an evergreen tree.
Laslty, add some picture hanging hardware to the back side if you plan to hang these houses on your wall.
More DIY Driftwood Christmas Crafts
We sure do collect a lot of driftwood as you can probably tell with all these Christmas crafts. Which one of these would you like to make?
- Miniature Driftwood Tree Ornament
- Handmade Driftwood Tree Bark Gift Tags
- Copper-Dipped Driftwood Garland
- Large Driftwood Tree
Thanks so much for stopping by! Mery Christmas!
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Painted Driftwood Christmas Village Craft
- Paint the driftwood pieces and let them dry.
- Using a hot glue gun, glue the smaller driftwood ‘door’ onto the painted house.
- Using a fine tip paint brush, paint windows on the driftwood house.
- Paint the reindeer and using a hot glue gun, glue the reindeer onto the painted driftwood piece.
- Take some ribbon and wrap it around the driftwood house and glue it into place.