How to Make Doodle Houses
Take those popular little white houses to the next level by adding your own art. I’m showing you how to make ceramic doodle houses and sharing my tips and tricks, sources and detailed photos so you can make your own for Christmas (but you may want to keep them out all year long – they are that cute)! If you love an easy, inexpensive DIY this one is for you. Not to mention they make the perfect mantel decoration, centerpiece or gift idea (try personalizing one with a friend or family members house number)! So what are we waiting for? Let’s start doodling!
My doodle house chalkboard mantel was such a hit and I got tons of questions asking how I made them and where to buy the houses that I decided to share everything here.
When I found all of these adorable little white houses, I knew they would be perfect on my Christmas mantel. I lined them all up and while they looked cute, they were desperately crying out for a makeover. I decided to add some character to these little houses with details like shingles, trees, mailboxes and shutters with my trusty Sharpie.
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Here are some favorite little white houses …
And look how one store straight up copied my doodle house idea here!
How to Make Christmas Doodle Houses
Get out your Sharpie and start doodling (I like the fine point black Sharpie).
I find it easiest to hold the houses in my lap and use the edge of the marker (not the tip) to trace around windows, doors and edges of the house.
Use the tip of the marker to add details.
Turn the house around and around and even upside down as you work on each side of the house.
Get creative! I personalized one with a house number, added little front door lights to another and a picket fence to yet another.
Get colorful! Try different colored Sharpies for a one of a kind doodle village!
Feel free to copy my doodles below or create your own and remember doodles don’t have to be perfect!
Doodling is so therapeutic. Go wild with patterns, prints, designs. They don’t have to be literal … try doodling graffiti on some houses for fun (flowers, words, initials).
There is something magical about little house decorations during the cold winter months. We can snuggle up inside while enjoying these snow covered beauties.
Don’t they look adorable on my Christmas mantel. See my entire Christmas home tour HERE.
If you make your own doodle houses, I’d love to see so please feel free to send me an email.
Here are some of my favorite little ceramic Christmas houses …
If you like my doodle houses, you are going to love …
DIY Gingerbread Houses Here
P.S. If you like these, you’ll love my DIY Song Lyric Plates – they are the perfect personalized gifts for anyone on your list!
Get My Christmas Chalkboard Printable here
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!
i just love these- i pinned them the other day from your tour. love that it’s crafty but simple and modern!
Thanks Cassie – they are a fun way to make them your own!
Thanks, these are so cute, you did a great job and now they are one of a kind.
I want to doodle on everything!
I love your things!
Absolutely love these! Wished I had seen them sooner. Would have made great Christmas gifts.
I hope Dollar Tree has some of their storage boxes shaped liked houses because I am going to do the same thing by painting them white and then sue them in the same way you used the ceramic houses. Think they’re probably all gone anyway.
I hope you find those houses Rebecca – I think I’ll run to the dollar store and look for some too!
Is the Christmas printable available yet?
Yes – get my free Christmas chalk art printable: https://www.kellyelko.com/christmas-chalkboard-printable/
having so much fun…thank you!
would love to downlaod this chalkboard print.
You can download the chalkboard art here Tamatha: https://www.kellyelko.com/christmas-chalkboard-printable/