Today is such a fun post that I want to share with you! It didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned it at first, but I like it anyways, and I hope you do as well. It all started when I went grocery shopping and saw these milk cartons…. See, I normally do my weekly groceries online and they get delivered right into my kitchen, which is great btw. It saves me SO much time as I usually save the list and with only a few adjustments each week it’s just a click and I’m done. But back to the milk cartons! So the other day I ordered from a different store and they had the milk we drink in these milk cartons I had never noticed before. I knew right when I saw the cartons that they’d be turned into a nordic winter village. I ordered a few more and we all had a lot of milk this past week, lol! Let me show you what I mean and how to make a nordic Christmas village from milk cartons!
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How To Make A Nordic Christmas Village From Milk Cartons
What I’ve used:
empty and washed milk cartons
twiggs & pine cones
I started by painting the previously washed and dried milk cartons white. They needed about three coats and the paint did chip off here and there but I don’t mind that, it kind of gives it all a charming look. (I was so eager to paint these, that I didn’t take a photo of the before milk carton. This is what it looked like. I used the back of it )
When the paint was dry, I carefully decorated my houses with a black sharpie. Be careful with this, because more paint will chip off…
You know that I don´t have a lot of room, so I love using my cabinet top for these kind of vignettes and displays. And so I set up my Christmas village here as well.
I leaned the branches against the wall and just added the houses, trees and pine cones. At the end, I randomly wrapped the fairy lights around it all. They are battery operated and the batteries are hidden behind one of the pine cones in the back.
This is what it looks like at night…
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Well, I hope you like my little Christmas village! It is easy, on the cheap side and adds a lot of interest and cozy feel to our living room.