This Christmas Tree Napkin House Shaped Decor was SO MUCH FUN to make! I love having to get creative and think of how I can make my idea work.
And I really had to think about this one! With a little bit of disassembling and some creativity, I turned some very simple supplies into this adorable and unique holiday decor!
My favorite part about this Christmas decor project might just be the napkin! Seriously, it is so cute! If you’re wanting to use the same napkin as me, you might be in luck!
I have this same exact napkin in a napkin bundle in my shop. If you aren’t familiar with my napkin bundles, you get 6 or 12 different napkin patterns packaged together for one price! It’s a crafter’s dream!
You can check out what napkins I have available by visiting the napkin collections in my shop! Enjoy!
Watch the DIY tutorial
I shared how to make this adorable Christmas Tree Napkin House Shaped Decor during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.
If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial replay on Facebook!
For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Buffalo Check Christmas Tree Napkin
- Dollar Tree Wood Dowels
- Dollar Tree House-Shaped hanging shelves
- Giant Craft Sticks
- Dollar Tree White Pom Poms
- Dollar Tree Small LED Lights
- Corrugated Scrapbook Paper (Or Cardboard)
- Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge
- Apple Barrel Snow White Acrylic Paint
- Aviation Snips
- Razor/Box Cutter
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Heat gun
How to Make a Christmas Tree Napkin House Shaped Decor
I started this project by removing the stickers on the back of each of the house-shaped hanging shelves. To remove them easier, I used my heat gun to melt the adhesive.
Then, I used a screwdriver to remove the sawtooth hangers from the back of each of the hanging shelves. I also unscrewed the shelf portion from one of them.
Next, I hot glued the single house shape on the other side of the shelf for the second house-shaped shelf. This makes it look almost like a napkin holder.
Cut a wood dowel to fit in the space between the two house-shaped pieces and hot glue it at the point of the houses.
To create the roof of my house, I used the Dollar Tree chalkboard sign and trimmed it into pieces that would fit over the open space above the houses.
Mark the sign where you need to trim it and score it with a box cutter. Then, you can easily break the sign into the pieces that you need.
You can set the roof pieces to the side for now. You won’t need them until later on. Next, I worked on decoupaging the Christmas napkin!
How to decoupage a napkin
To decoupage a napkin, you have to first separate the napkin plies. If you don’t do this, the top layer might not adhere properly and the napkin could start to pull up from the surface.
Gently separate the napkin plies so you can isolate the patterned ply. Then, paint the surface that you’re decoupaging the napkin to with white paint.
When you separate the napkin plies, it makes the layers very thin, and the wood color of the surface could show through the napkin and darken the design.
Painting a white coat on the surface first ensures your design will stay bright and beautiful! Let the white paint dry, then apply a coat of Mod Podge.
Carefully place the patterned napkin ply onto the Mod Podged surface. Cover the surface with plastic saran wrap and use a rolling pin to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the napkin.
My napkin wasn’t quite tall enough to cover the entire front of the house, so I had to trim a small portion to cover the top triangle on the house.
Once the Mod Podge is dry and the napkin is secured to the surface, remove the excess napkin from around the house. I lightly sand the edges with a sanding sponge to tear the extra napkin away.
Next up were the mini LED lights! I drilled holes in the front house where I wanted each of the LED lights to be.
Then, I slipped each LED light into place. You can add a dab of hot glue if you really want to secure each light in place. Just drop the battery pack into the house!
Bring it all together!
Next, I started working on the roof. Get the two pieces you trimmed earlier for the roof and sand the edges to make sure they’re smooth.
Then, set them on the top of the houses and hot glue them together. Don’t hot glue them onto the houses though. You need to be able to remove the roof to access the LED light’s battery pack.
Cut two pieces of corrugated scrapbook paper to fit on top of each of the roof pieces. You can also use cardboard that you pull apart to get the textured look of corrugated scrapbook paper.
Now, paint the inside of the two glued together roof pieces with brown paint. Make sure you paint the edges as well.
Hot glue the two pieces of corrugated scrapbook paper (or separated cardboard) to the top of your roof.
For the sides of my house, I used some cardboard that I had already painted a chippy/distressed finish on. If you want to learn how I did that, you can check out the tutorial for this Chippy Christmas Tree!
Cut the cardboard pieces to fit on both sides of the house and hot glue the cardboard pieces in place.
Lastly, I hot glued a strip of the white pom pom across the front of the house at the top, just below the roof!
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas Tree Napkin House Shaped Decor as much as I did and decide to make one for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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If you loved this Christmas Tree Napkin House Shaped Decor, you might also like this Dollar Tree Gift Box DIY Christmas Decor!
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber
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