How to make a Christmas gingerbread village with cardboard

How to make a christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

I changed my faux fireplace decor several times this year, and I finally decided we need some sort of Christmas village for the holidays season. So I grab a cardboard box and made some cute gingerbread houses. It’s a very affordable and fun craft to make. I think it looks even cutter with the lights on the back. What do you think?

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Este año cambié la decoración de mi chimenea varias veces y finalmente decidí que necesitábamos algún tipo de pueblo navideño. Así que agarre una caja de cartón e hice unas bonitas casitas de jengibre. Es un bricolaje muy asequible y divertido de hacer. Creo que se ve aun mas lindo con las luces en la parte de atrás. ¿Qué opinas?

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

How to make a Christmas gingerbread village with cardboard

It’s super simple to make and you only need a few supplies:

  • Some cardboard (used boxes)
  • a pair of scissors
  • a cutter
  • white paint or a white sharpie
  • Tracing paper
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun

Grab your cardboard box and open it to have a flat surface.

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Este decor navideno es muy facil de hacer y solo necesitas unos cuantos materiales.

  • Carton (una caja usada)
  • Tijeras
  • Un cutter
  • Pintura blanca o un plumon blanco
  • Papel para calcar
  • Pegamento en barra
  • Pegamento de silicon

Agarra tu caja de cartón y abre la para tener una superficie plana.

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

On the back draw some house shapes with windows and doors. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just draw different roof shapes and different house sizes. Using scissors cut following the marks to create your little village. Use the cutter to cut out the windows and door openings.

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En la parte trasera del cartón dibuja algunas formas de casa con ventanas y puertas. No necesita ser perfecto, solo dibuja diferentes formas de techos y diferentes tamaños de casas. Usa unas tijeras para recortar las casas siguiendo las marcas y crear tu pequeño pueblo. Usa el cúter para cortar las ventanas y las puertas.

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

Take the nicest side of the cardboard and decorate your ginger bread houses with white paint. You can draw stones, bricks, roof tile, wreath…anything that will makes your village looks pretty. I used white acrylic paint, but you can also work with a white sharpie.

When I was crafting my little village, my daughter decided she wanted her own gingerbread house. Instead of paint, she used white chalk to draw on her box! It works pretty well and it’s definitely a great mess-less option if you want to make this craft with your kids.

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Toma el lado marrón del cartón y decora tus casas estilo pan de jengibre. Puedes dibujar piedras, ladrillos, tejas, guirnaldas … cualquier cosita que haga que tu aldea se vea bonita. Usé pintura acrílica blanca, pero también puedes trabajar con un marcador blanco.

Cuando estaba construyendo mi pequeña pueblo, mi hija decidió que quería tener su propia casita de jengibre. ¡En lugar de pintura, usó gis blanco para dibujar en su caja! Funciona bastante bien y es definitivamente es una gran opción si desea hacer este bricolaje con tus hijos.

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

Once the paint is dry, flip your cardboard piece and glue tracing paper on the back. The paper need to cover all the windows and door openings. You can glue a big piece of tracing paper on the back or cut out small squares to cover every opening…as easier for you.

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Una vez que la pintura esté seca, voltea la pieza de cartón y pega papel calco en la parte posterior. El papel debe cubrir todas las ventanas y aberturas de las puertas. Puedes pegar una hoja grande de papel calco en toda la parte posterior o recortar pequeños cuadrados para cubrir cada abertura … como más fácil para ti.

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

To have your village standing on itself, cut small triangles in the cardboard leftover and glue them on the back to hold the village. Your gingerbread village will looks even cutter with some lighting. You can place a cord light or small LED candle on the back of the houses.

Look how cute you can turn a plain piece of cardboard! I love it!

Don’t you think paper decors are the best for holiday season? They are so easy to make and budget friendly. I have a few more easy Christmas crafts that you will enjoy as: Paper house Christams decor,  the paper Christmas angels, and 3 way to wrap presents with brown paper.

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Para que tu aldea se sostenga sola, corta pequeños triángulos en el cartón y pégalos en la parte posterior para sostener la. Tu aldea de jengibre se verá aún más bonita con algo de iluminación. Puedes colocar un cordón de luz o unas pequeñas velas de LED en la parte posterior de las casas. ¡Mira que lindo puede convertir un pedazo de cartón!

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

 

 

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

 

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

 

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

 

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

An other gif because it’s so pretty and cute to see the lights in these gingerbread houses. I hope you like this easy DIY as much as I do, please don’t hesitate to share your make, I love to see your creations. Drop me an email at amaohoh(at)gmail(dot)com or leave a comment.

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Y un gif mas porque es muy divertido y lindo ver la luz en estas casitas de jengibre.

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

Want to remember this? Save this DIY cardboard gingerbread village in your favorite Pinterest board.

how to make a christmas village with cardboard

How to make a Christmas ginger house decor with cardboard

 

Look how cute is the Christmas village Irina makes with her girls! I love to see your creations. Drop me an email at amaohoh(at)gmail(dot)com or leave a comment.

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6 Comments

  1. Susan
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    Super cute and creative! What a fun idea. I always save every scrap of cardboard. I guess I could make a Christmas metropolis!

    Love your blog.

    • amaryllis
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      Thanks Susan! A Christmas metropolis sounds like a fun craft to make!!!

  2. * * * / * * *

    HOW CUTE!! This turned out lovely! 😀 This is so inspirational. 😀

    • amaryllis
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      Thank you so much 🙂

  3. Margauz
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    Wow, I find it sooo cute. This ginger bread house home decor was really wonderful. Perfect for today’s season. We’ll definitely try this at home. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Merry Christmas and God bless.

    • amaryllis
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      Thanks Margauz! Have a wonderful year!