Little Christmas Houses Creative Decorating Ideas

I have a slight obsession with little Christmas houses. Today, we’re looking back at all of the creative ways I’ve incorporated these little houses into my Christmas decor over the years (including some easy DIYs). I also scoured the world to find my favorite little Christmas houses decorating ideas and I think they are going to knock your socks off! I made sure to update this post with sources for finding your own little houses too.

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Don’t miss my Christmas Home Tour Here – it’s filled with so many more little Christmas house decorating ideas.

Have you ever read the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? The little mouse asks for a cookie which leads to him wanting a glass of milk which means he needs a straw then a mirror to avoid a milk mustache and on and on and on.

Just like that little mouse, my first little Christmas house DIY led to me creating many more over the years.

This is my latest little house creation and I couldn’t love it more!

DIY Wood Gingerbread Houses Here

DIY Wood Gingerbread Houses #gingerbread #christmascrafts #diychristmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #farmhousechristmas #crafts #kidscrafts

Click the pics below to shop some fun little wood Christmas houses …

I was first bitten by the Christmas house bug six years ago when I put my creative spin on ugly dollar store houses.

Winter Village Snow Globes Here

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Which led to making this adorable winter village wreath.

DIY Winter Village Wreath Here

Love this DIY winter village wreath #christmas #diychristmas #christmascrafts #crafty #wintervillage #christmaswreath #christmasdecor #kellyelko

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Which led to creating a snowy winter village filled with my favorite battery operated fairy lights.

Love the vintage typewriter with a letter from Santa and the winter village jar filled with fairy lights #christmas #vintagechristmas #christmasdecor #diychristmasdecor #terrarium #christmasdecorating #kellyelko

Which led to turning plain Jane ceramic houses into homes full of personality.

How to Make Doodle Houses and My Favorite Christmas Mantel

See how to make these doodle houses #christmasdecor #diychristmas #diychristmasdecor #christmasvillage #christmasart #chalkart #chalkboardart #doodle #kellyelko

Click the pics below to shop my favorite ceramic Christmas houses …

Which led to giving three retro reindeer their own fairy light filled houses. See more of my dining room that includes a pair of Christmas trees decked out in vintage ornaments.

Shiny Brite Dining Room Here

How fun is this retro reindeer centerpiece - perfect for Christmas #christmasdiy #diychristmasdecor #lanterns #shinybrites #retrochristmas #reindeer #christmastable #christmascenterpiece #gnomes #kellyelko

Which takes us to this year when I turned this Christmas countdown banner into the cutest fabric house filled Advent tree complete with its own little wood chalet tree topper.

Advent Calendar Christmas Tree Here

Love this advent calendar Christmas tree with tiny fabric houses #christmas #diychristmas #christmastree #whitechristmastree #whitechristmas #adventcalendar #christmasgarland #kidschristmas #kellyelko

My obsession even forced me to buy a cute little house cookie jar!

Christmas in the Kitchen - love the Santa measuring cups and house cookie jar #christmas #christmaskitchen #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #topiary #vintagechristmas #kellyelko

And it doesn’t end there because you will see lots of little houses scattered throughout my house again this Christmas so stay tuned.

Speaking of houses, I’m sharing some of my favorite Christmas house decorating inspiration.

I love this cardboard gingerbread house garland from Pillar Box Blue and she even includes little house templates for you to trace.

DIY Gingerbread House Garland 

How cute is this DIY cardboard gingerbread house garland for Christmas #garland #christmasgarland #christmascrafts #kidscrafts #crafty #gingerbreadhouse #diychristmas #christmasdecor

Toni Marianna’s husband painted this beautiful row of houses with a church as the center. I love the forest of snow covered bottle brush trees and the pop of color from eucalyptus garland.

Hand Painted Christmas Village Art Mantel

Painted winter village on a piece of old barn wood - beautiful farmhouse Christmas mantel #christmas #christmasdecor #diychristmas #diychristasdecor #christmasvillage #christmasmantel #farmhousechristmas #kellyelko

Kelly from Nest of Posies tucked some little wood houses into her fireplace along with candles for a twinkling glow.

Christmas House Fireplace

How fun is this idea from my friend Jen at City Farmhouse! She took the same wood houses I used for my gingerbread village but gave them a botanical twist.

DIY Botanical Christmas Houses

DIY Botanical Wood Houses for Christmas

I love that each cardboard house on The Calvert Cottage’s mantel has its own wreath and the chunky knit stockings with music paper rolls are a fun little touch.

Cardboard House Christmas Mantel

Neutral Christmas mantel with cardboard houses #christmas #neutralchristmasdecor #christmasmantel #putzhouses #christmasstockings #farmhousechristmas #vintagechristmas #kellyelko #christmasdecorating

How completely adorable are these modern Putz houses including a Patisserie, a pet shop with mini white poodle waiting to be groomed, and a boutique complete with mint green Vespa parked in front.

Jennifer of Town n Country Living decked out plain wood bird houses and I love their simplicity.

Bird House Christmas Mantel

These adorable bird houses get a Christmas makeover #christmasdecor #diychristmas #christmasdiy #christmasmantel #christmasdecorating #birdhouse #christmascrafts #kidschristmas #kellyelko

Fresh greenery clipped right from the farm of Fancy Fix Decor is a colorful backdrop to a row of white houses under a sky of snowflakes.

White House and Fresh Greens Christmas Mantel

Love this Christmas village mantel #christmasdecor #christmasmantel #farmhousechristmas #christmasdecorating #kellyelko

Thrift shop houses get a colorful new lease on life atop At Charlotte’s House mantel.

Colorful Christmas Houses Mantel

Colorful Christmas Mantel

Fairy lights light up a snowy winter wonderland of galvanized houses by Just Destiny Mag. The icicle laden tree is pretty stunning too!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Village

Love this winter village of galvanized little houses #christmasdecor #neutralchristmas #farmhousechristmas #christmastree #flockedtree #christmasdecorations #neutralchristmas #whitechristmas #kellyelko

My friend Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage had the great idea to hang her lanterns above her mantel and I love her chalkboard wall backdrop.

Hanging House Lantern Mantel

Beautiful Christmas mantel with house lanterns #christmasdecor #christmasmantel #farmhousechristmas

Have you hopped on the little Christmas tree bandwagon?

Here are some of my favorite little Christmas houses …

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  1. Absolutely loved this post! I’ve always loved little Christmas houses in all shapes and forms. You’ve given me some great ideas!

  2. Love, love, love them all. I am in the process of doing one for my daughter’s home. Red metal green house frame with lots of glass. It was so much fun collecting items for it. I can hardly wait to give it to her.

  3. I love Christmas houses so much. All of these are so different and unique. I made mine from Hobby Lobby paper mache houses! I am curious as to how you hide the battery pack with the wire lights.

  4. I don’t know where they came from but i took my mom’s little village when she died, and that’s the beginning of my little house collection. Love all your little house ideas , thanks. Hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and eat too much,lol!!

  5. My favorite is still the deer with twinkle lights. I also admire your drawing abilities on the white houses you drew on. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  6. Hello, could you tell me where you got the cute little Santa face plant pots? The are on the same image post as the White House cookie jar…

  7. I remember all of these! So happy to be following along all these years with you. My favorites were the reindeer in the lantern and the fairy lights with the houses under the glass.

  8. Kelly, I remember your Advent calendar Christmas tree with fabric houses from last year 🎄 I think that’s my favorite!! So clever and festive. I look forward to all your posts all year long, but most especially during Christmas because they put this grinch in the Christmas spirit. Keep them coming and thank you so much for all your clever ideas. Also love the typed message to Santa on the typewriter🎅

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