I mentioned in my Christmas bedroom post a few weeks ago, that my Meme handed down her Christmas village collection to me. And I was so excited to get it! But, I knew also that my cats would knock everything over when it came to showcasing it. So I needed some different Christmas village display ideas.
Because of my cat issues, I knew I needed to be able to display it up high. Or somewhere that it could be more inaccessible to them. And I know that’s probably not the traditional way to display a Christmas village, but I am so happy with how it turned out.
So if you’re wanting some Christmas village inspiration this holiday season, be sure to check this post out! I’m going into the entire process on how to create this cute and adorable Christmas village display!
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Get Your Christmas Village Pieces
As I stated above, I was gifted my Christmas village set by a family member. But, if you’re in the market for some Christmas village houses, you can easily find some at your local thrift stores. I always see a bunch for sale there. And, eventually, I would like to add to my collection, so I plan on purchasing a few more in the future.
Another great resource to get a full Christmas village set are Vintage Market Days and other craft fairs like that as well. Or be sure to check out a yard sale or two in your area! You never know what you could find there! People get rid of treasures like this all the time!
So once you have all the houses you are wanting to display, you will also need some fake snow, electrical cords, lots of pine trees, and other Christmas figurines. Depending on whether you want a large display, or if you only have a small space to display everything, will determine how many pieces you will actually need.
You can always start small and then keep on adding to your collection year after year. You could also wait for all the Christmas village sets to go on sale after Christmas every year and then stock up. It’s always a good idea to buy some inexpensive ceramic houses for your display next year!
Making Your Own Christmas Village Display
So as I mentioned earlier, I needed somewhere that my cats couldn’t get to easily. So I thought, why not display this beautiful Christmas village on top of our dresser in our bedroom? It’s up high enough, and it actually has the perfect view from our bed to where we can see the cozy glow from it at night. It definitely is a great place to not only display it, but enjoy it as well!
So whether you are displaying your village on a kitchen table, fireplace mantel, console table, or coffee table, you just need to find the right place for you! There are a ton of different options when it comes to display these beautiful Christmas scenes in your home!
It definitely puts me in the Christmas spirit seeing it all lit up at night as well! The first thing I did when creating my display was fold my sheet of faux snow over until it was the same width as the top of the dresser. Then, I started added all my Christmas village pieces to it. I started with the bigger Christmas houses first, and then moved onto the smaller houses. That way, I knew how much space to put in between all the larger pieces first.
The next step was to add all the village people and other figurines. I also would put a Christmas village tree here and there to fill up an empty space as well. I basically made a scene of various sizes to create more interest to the eye when looking at it.
After playing around and moving pieces here and there, I came up with an entire village scene! And I think it looks like the perfect little snow village in my opinion! Other things I think that would be fun to add to it in the future would be a moving train with some train tracks, or some figurines of ice skaters skating around the whole village too!
Christmas Village Technical Aspects
Now, an important thing to consider when setting up your classic Christmas village, is how you are going to plug everything in. That’s why I mentioned you would need some electrical cords earlier. Since my little village is sitting up higher on my dresser, the regular plugs won’t reach the outlet below.
So I simply just plugged them into an extension cord, and then ran it down behind the dresser to the outlet. I really only had two big houses that require an electrical plug anyway. If I had more, it may have been more complicated, but to me it was an easy fix!
There is also a mini Christmas house that I have displayed, that has an opening in the back, but no light or no plug. To remedy this, I just added a battery operated tea light candle to it. That way, it still has the cozy Christmas glow, but I can still easily turn it on and off as well!
Enjoy Your Little Christmas Village
I hope you enjoyed my tips for these Christmas village display ideas! And I hope you are able to make your own DIY Christmas village display somewhere as well! It really is an easy way to add in a little holiday decor anywhere in your home!
It’s also a great way to display family heirlooms, if your pieces are gifted down to you like mine was. Between a Christmas tree, your other Christmas decorations, and this Christmas village display, your home will be all decked out for the holidays! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with too. And I hope you have a very Merry Christmas my friends!