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How to Make a Tea Light Christmas Village Using Natural Christmas Decor

Today let's make a tea light Christmas village using natural Christmas decor.  Let's get started making this adorable gingerbread inspired DIY apple candle village and then I want to share twenty-one other creative Christmas decoration ideas at the end of the post.

Tea light Christmas village.  How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village

Years ago, I made an orange tea light candle. It was so easy to make until I wanted to try it on other pieces of fruit. So, I decided to try an apple, but this time I wanted to take it a little further and make it into a tea light Christmas village.

I love using items around the house when decorating, and I love using natural Christmas decor during the holidays. So what is natural Christmas decor?  Well, it is using items from nature to decorate your home for the holidays.

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Tea Light Christmas Village DIY

Last year we moved in the direction of simple Christmas decorations but this year are adding more natural elements. To get the inspiration flowing, we rounded up in another post some beautiful minimalist Christmas decorations.

But whether you are a minimalist or not this DIY  tea light apple village will add charm to your home for the holidays.

So, let's get started creating these sweet little beauties!

Natural Christmas Decor: Candle Apple Village

Let's begin by pulling out all your supplies.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village supplies

Step 1: Place Tea Light in Candle

Now sit your tea light on top of the apple.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village tealight

Cut straight down around the tea light being careful not to cut yourself.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Cut the hole for the tealight.

Drive your pairing knife in at an angle towards the center all the way around.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Cut the hole for the tealight

The top should pop out when it is entirely cut.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Cut the hole for the tealight

Next cut about a half inch straight down all the way around and then place your spoon down the cut and scoop out the apple inside.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Scoop out the inside of the apple.

Follow the last step by placing the tealight into the hole and pressing down from the center of the candle.  Keep pressing until the light is even with the top of the apple or just below.

Do not press the metal part because it will bend.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Press the tealight down in the hole.

Step 2: Paint a Christmas House on Apple Candle

Now it is the time to start painting.  Start drawing lines at different lengths all the way around the top.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village

Next, draw the door.

Be creative with the door and add dots, dashes, lines or whatever will give it that gingerbread look.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Paint the door.

Next, add the windows again add character as you go along.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village. Paint the windows

And before you know it the project is completed.

This gingerbread inspired natural Christmas decor idea is fun for the whole family.

Step 3: Create a Village with Tea Light Candle Houses

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village

Place your apple tea light village on a flat surface, staggering the houses. Then set bottle brush trees around the houses. Once you have all the apple houses and trees in place sprinkle with snow everywhere.

One your village is set you can light your candles. When the candles run out, simply pull the tea lights out and pop in another candle.

Conclusion

Adding some natural Christmas decor elements to your home adds character.  Your designs will be one of a kind that no one can purchase in a store.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village.

So, gather whatever fruit you have and some other tools and begin to create your gingerbread inspired little village.

How to make a gingerbread inspired apple candle house village

Then add some trees, snow, and light the candles for a very special holiday decoration.  I bought these trees at a store but you can make trees from my DIY bottle brush trees post.  And if you love candles consider making your own like this how to make teacup candles.

Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas

Remember me mentioning there would be other great ideas at the end of this post.

Well, a BIG thanks to Remodelaholic for pulling together such talent and beauty!

These ideas are a wealth of holiday creativity.

Enjoy watching the short clip below and I hope you find a few or more crafts to create for this Christmas!!!

Grapevine Christmas Wreaths | Grace in My Space
DIY Apple Candle Village | Life on Summerhill
Festive DIY Christmas Card Holder | Red Cottage Chronicles
Lettered Tree Sign | Smiling Colors
Modern Christmas Wreath | Sister's What!
Reversible Holiday Easel | Queen Bee of Honey Dos
Pretty Decorative Clothespins | Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY Wooden Triangle Christmas Tree | Adventures of a DIY Mom

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Decorating | Remodelaholic
Copper Christmas Ornaments | From House to Home
DIY Rustic Carved Wood Ornaments | Ugly Duckling House
Snowman Globe Ornaments | Kailyn Williamson
Dollar Store Snow Globe Ornaments | Our Crafty Mom
Wood Disc Ornaments | Everyday Party Magazine
Button Christmas Ornaments | Girl Just DIY
Handlettered Ornaments 3 Ways | Lemon Thistle
Wood Slice Snowman Ornament | Creative Ramblings
Mini Wreath Ornaments | Love Create Celebrate
Buffalo Plaid Ornaments | Leap of Faith Crafting
Easy DIY Geometric Ornaments | Practical and Pretty
7 Cheap and Easy Christmas Ornaments | Toolbox Divas
Macrame Ornaments | Frazzled JOY

Happy Decorating!

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