Building A Miniature Christmas Village – With The Help Of Etsy

In 2 previous articles, we have talked about getting your Christmas miniatures ready for the holidays: make a Christmas gift basket or a Christmas kit. But why not build a complete miniature Christmas village, with some help of Etsy’s magnificent crafters?

Off course, you could also buy kits from Robotime or Hongda and make ‘a village’ out of that 😉

Let’s dive into a few artists that sell handmade miniatures though, still my favorites:

1. AnneJenCrafts

Makes or sells:

  • all kinds of miniature Christmas houses

Some more info:

  • custom made
  • materials: wood
  • Cabins, homes, churches, stores, castles, barns, and more can be purchased or made for your miniature village

Price:

from $15 dollars and up

Overall rank:

no stars yet

Where to get this item:

On Etsy.

The good
  • I think it’s so much nicer to have handmade little Christmas houses than the mass production from the stores, made in China mostly and made from plastic
  • cheap prices, she claims to just want her money back so that she can continue to make miniatures
  • can be custom made with your name on it
The bad
  • no revieuws yet and no much sales yet. That wouldn’t mean that the items are bad, just not much interest yet

Final Conclusion:

This shop seems promising, it just doesn’t have much sales yet. So it is up to you if you would like to try it out;-)

2. Fineartpance

Makes or sells:

  • original paintings (also this nice 3D painting shown in the pictures below)
  • all kinds of roomboxes, including Christmas themed boxes

Some more info:

  • the roomboxes are handmade and also every miniature that goes into the roombox
  • materials used: wood, acrylic paint

Price:

The roomboxes are from $45,00 and up

Overall rank:

Where to get this item:

On Etsy

The good
  • as usual, I love the fact that it is handmade and made from wood
  • you can place the room boxes on a table, but also hang it on a wall, which is great for miniatures collectors, if you know what I mean.. ( lack of space, right, miniaturists out there ? 😉 )
  • well packaged
The bad
  • I can’t see any negative reviews at all, nice right?

Final Conclusion:

Ok, this is not really a ‘miniature Christmas village’, I admit, but you can still make some kind of Christmas scenery on your table or on your wall, no? I think these room boxes are very cute and it gave me an idea to write a fresh information-article about room boxes. What they are and what kind of types there are. Did you already read my ‘book nook‘ article on a similar topic?

3. BayCountryCraftShop

Makes or sells:

All kinds of Christmas related objects, like little houses and decorations.

Some more info:

  • the materials used for the little houses are wood and terra cotta, the wood is reclaimed barn lumber.
  • handmade

Price:

The prices are from $10,00 and up

Overall rank:

Where to get this item:

On Etsy

The good
  • perfectly painted and decorated
  • good quality
  • fast shipping
  • good price
The bad
  • I havent noticed any bad reviews and I can’t find anywhere if exhanges and returns are accepted or not.

Final Conclusion:

I love that these are simple and not overly decorated and made from naturel materials (love the mini pinecones !). I would buy!


4. VanillaSnowFlakesbyK

Makes or sells:

  • Christmas decorated lanterns with miniatures in
  • miniature Christmas villages
  • decoration like a reindeer, sleegh etc.

Some more info:

  • all items handmade
  • materials used: wood, painted ( plus destressed)
  • The ribbons are sprayed stiff to stay fresh
  • the houses you see in the picture include: Christmas trees, farm signs, reindeer, gifts, greens, lamposts, floral, ribbons, window candles

Price:

from $25,00 and up

Overall rank:

Where to get this item:

On Etsy

The good
  • it’s a great idea to put miniatures in lanterns
  • the villages are already sold as a whole, so you don’t need to buy separate houses like in the shops above
  • free shipping cost
  • well packaged
The bad
  • returns and exchanges not accepted, no negative reviews found !

Final Conclusion:

I absolutely love these Christmas villages and the very original lanterns as well! I could be biased, but so far this shop is the most 5 stars worth 😉


5.SmartTreasuresStudio

Makes or sells:

  • Classic vintage china
  • glassware
  • Silver
  • coins
  • dolls
  • Christmas items

Some more info:

As you can see, this shop is more specialized in china and so on, but I have found a pretty miniature village that I wanted to share with you.

The material is laser cut wood and lighted. The item is a vintage piece.

Price:

$42,00

Overall rank:

Where to get this item:

On Etsy



The good
  • Well lighted with batteries, which are included.
  • Very sturdy, not flimsy at all. Like new condition.
  • shipping cost free

The bad
  • This item might take some time to prepare

Final Conclusion:

If you are into vintage items, then I would definitly buy this beautifull miniature Christmas village!


Conclusion.

People are more and more going crazy each year over miniature Christmas villages and for sure, putting all of those little houses together on your cupboard beside the Christmas tree, is an even more fun thing to do than just decorating the Christmas tree.

Imagine children visiting your home for a family Christmas and the smile on their faces when they see it all! Isn’t that worth the effort?

Do you have a question or would you just like to share something with me? Then please leave a comment down below in the comment section!

Happy crafting!

Best regards,

Lizzy

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6 thoughts on “Building A Miniature Christmas Village – With The Help Of Etsy

  • 20/10/2020 at 11:07 pm
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    Hi,

    Thanks for this stimulating and timely article. Of course millions of people around the world are already preparing for Xmas 2020, which is going to be one of a kind. The preparations this year are going slowly, anxiously and at times painfully.

    I see you prefer natural materials. You recommend them more. They do look good and are more durable. I personally have had to make peace with synthetic materials like plastic. But it has to be strong! However it’s not easy to ensure you have got strong plastic materials.

    I personally find the prices here not too bad, given the saving on time.

    Warmest regards.

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    • 21/10/2020 at 12:32 pm
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      Hi Teboho,

      It is indeed a matter of taste, natural materials, or not, but given that, I also love the miniature kits from Robotime, they are the best mix out there. They contain some plastic, but also paper, wood, etc.. The best of both worlds !;-)

      Happy crafting!

      Lizzy

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  • 20/10/2020 at 11:07 pm
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    Hi Lizzy! I really like what you found on Etsy. There are so many crafted people out there. The roomboxes are such a nice touch, so useful when there are young kids around! 

    My favorite is definitely VanillaSnowFlakesbyK. I will make sure to go on the page to see all the projects that have been made and read the reviews but it’s very promising.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

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    • 21/10/2020 at 12:28 pm
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      Hi Cynthia!

      Yes, Etsy is really full of very crafty people, love it! 

      And secretly, yes VanillaSnowFlakesbyK is also my favorite 😉

      you are most welcome and thank you for your message !

      Lizzy

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  • 20/10/2020 at 11:31 pm
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    Hi. This is a fun collection. I guess it is going to be a real challenge this year for Christmas markets. Even though they are mostly outside I’m sure many people will stay away due to fears of COVID. The other problem of course here in New York City to get to a Christmas market you will have to take public transport and who knows how safe that will be in the cold of December. But we are going to have to get our Christmas stuff somewhere so why not Etsy or eBay. This got me to thinking about something I have wanted for years now, a reusable advent calendar. Every year my wife buys a disposable one that has little not so good chocolates in it. I think the time has come for something more permanent and I see there are options out there and Etsy seems to have quite a few. Thanks for this and best regards, Andy

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    • 21/10/2020 at 12:26 pm
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      Hi Andy !

      Yes indeed, celebrating Christmas this year is going to be a real challenge, I do hope that you and your family can still come together and enjoy everything about Christmas! New York seems bad !:-( 

      What a wonderful idea, to buy a reusable advent calendar, I have some good childhood memories of those. I am sure you will find a nice on Etsy.

      Have a nice day !

      Lizzy

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