It may seem that I'm a bit early with the holiday projects, but I know I have to get any new holiday crafts completed by my Thanksgiving target date for decorating. Actually, I completed this first project during the summer, not knowing how long it might take. Well, it was easier than expected!
Remember the cardboard Christmas Village Houses of yesteryear? I still have a sentimental spot for their presence on past family trees and love their sweet simplicity.
I now have the only two of our family's remaining little Village Houses that somehow survived the years between 1928 (when they were newly acquired at a Woolworth dimestore by my grandmother) and today. There is a cute (now faded) red house with a snow-capped roof that is missing its foundation, and a (previously glimmering) white church. The cellophane windows have been busted out of both and tape holds the church chimney together, but I could not love them more than I do!
So, I set out to make a couple of new companion houses. I can tell you that the one story structures are a breeze. I used the following supplies: