Modern Christmas Village Centrepiece
Building this upcycled Christmas village will keep the kids busy for hours and create a colourful centerpiece for the big day. Crafting guru Magdalena Franco shows us how.
Permanent black marker
Spray paint in variety of colours
Spray paint undercoat
Craft knife / box cutter
A4 sheets of white card stock
Cut along the lines carefully with a craft knife. The top part of the carton (with the dispenser) can be thrown away and the open part of the carton will effectively become the bottom of your buildings (you will flip it upside down).
Gently detach the folds which are located at the base of the carton and stand them up - they will become the support for the buildings’ roofs.
If you have any long and slender cartons, you can fill them with rice to help weight them down.
Once the primer is thoroughly dry you can spray each box with a couple of layers of your chosen colour, making sure to allow the paint to dry between coats (follow manufacturers instructions).
You can avoid getting over-spray on other surfaces by placing your items into an old moving box or similar large box with one end open as a mini-spraying studio.
Make sure you do any spray painting in a well-ventilated space which is out of the elements.
If you make the windows different in shape and size on each building it will add a level of interest to your completed village.