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Christmas Countdown DIY | Gingerbread Village with 25 Treat Boxes & Luminaries!

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Get the free gingerbread village patterns at https://jennifermaker.com/gingerbread-village-countdown

Christmas is coming, so it’s time for a new countdown calendar! I love this new gingerbread village countdown DIY because it looks like a sweet mountain town! I’ll show you different ways to make and assemble the houses from simple to simply stunning! And once they’re done, you can open one each day leading up to your holiday event!

Topics covered in this Christmas Countdown DIY tutorial:
0:00 – Christmas Countdowns
1:14 – Supplies & Tools
3:30 – Design File
5:57 – Calibrate for Print Then Cut (Optional)
6:11 – Prepare in Cricut Design Space
7:34 – House Sizes
9:52 – Print Then Cut
12:17 – Liners
14:19 – Assemble Your Houses
16:25 – Assemble Your Liners
17:22 – Put Your Houses Together
18:13 – How to Store Flat
20:24 – Glitter Your Houses (Optional)
21:36 – Display Ideas
24:14 – How to Store

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

View my Amazon shopping list with the exact items we used to make this project at https://a.co/99kKSeT

* Design #440 (My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

For Print Then Cut Houses:
* Twenty-five (25) Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ 65 lb. White Cardstock – https://amzn.to/3bYNbFp
* Color Printer — I used the [HP ENVY Photo 7155 – https://amzn.to/3cNRLTT

For Print Only Houses:
* Twenty-five (25) Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ or 12″ x 12″ 65 lb. cardstockin whatever color you want — I used brown – https://amzn.to/3QQJG2t and white – https://amzn.to/3lWWiHY

If you want to line your houses for treats or diffusion:
* Seventeen+ (17) Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ 20-24 lb. Copy Paper – https://amzn.to/3bUcsA1
OR Wax Paper – https://amzn.to/3AtTE4n

Craft Glue – http://jennifermaker.com/bearlyart (type JENNIFERMAKER to save 10% off)

Optional Materials:
* Twenty-five (25) [LED Tea Lights – https://amzn.to/3Or63eN
-OR- Fairy Lights – https://amzn.to/3QyneLB
* Glitter – https://www.theglitterguy.com/products/flurries?_pos=1&_sid=a09100350&_ss=r?ref=Maker10 – use code JENNIFERMAKER to save 10% off
* Paint Brush — for evenly applying craft glue to the house roofs to adhere glitter – https://amzn.to/3t2YVMA
* Adhesive Spray – https://amzn.to/3pXJwL4
* Butcher Paper – https://amzn.to/2FgMuDA
* A method to cut your cardstock — https://jennifermaker.com/which-cricut-should-i-buy/
* Green StandardGrip Machine Mat 12″ x 12″ – https://amzn.to/3i0Yhcf
* Blue LightGrip Machine Mat 12″ x 12″ — for calibration and/or cutting copy paper or wax paper – https://amzn.to/3x3DOM5
* Scoring Stylus or Single Scoring Wheel — for files with score lines – https://amzn.to/3Al60dk
* 1/2″ x 1/2″ Restickable Mounting Squares] (optional) — for assembling your houses so they can be stored flat
* Brayer – https://amzn.to/3sVaHsv
* Scraper – https://amzn.to/3ypKao6
* Spatula – https://amzn.to/3ypKao6
* Fabric Storage Container with Dividers – https://amzn.to/3QGO0ki
-OR- Plastic Storage Containers – https://amzn.to/3CxZhhG

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Credits:
Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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