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Village Display Tutorial

By HWFF Staff

 

This video explains the basics of how to make a simple Christmas Village display.

Products Used

The following tools were used (see 4-in-1 Pro Model Kit):

  • Hot Wire Foam Factory Pro Variable Heat Power Station
  • 6 inch Pro Hot Knife
  • Sculpting tool with Wire Tensioner
  • Freehand Router
  • Precision Engraver

The following products were used:

Here are the basic steps:

Stack up your foam and layout your village pieces on the layers, draw the curves for how you want your basic contours.

Cut out the contour curves using the Hot Knife.

hotknifeGlue the layers using Foam Fusion. Let this dry overnight.

glueUse the Sculpting Tool with the Wire Tensioner to carve the hills and mountains.

sculpt

Shape your Freehand Router heavy wire to a rectangular shape to cut in stair steps and paths. Round it to cut curves, such as channels and valleys.

route

 

freehand

Use the Precision Engraver to add in details such as bricks, stones, texture.

engrave

Paint, using Latex or Acrylic paint. I used flat house paint and inexpensive foam and fiber brushes available at any school supply store.

paint

Apply Bounce Rubberizer in small sections. Sprinkle on the glitter, shake off excess, let dry. To apply glitter in a small section, such as under the stairs, put glitter into a plastic baggie and snip off a corner; this allows you to apply it carefully to a section.

bounce

Cut out holes big enough for the lights and wires and under the houses.

lightingHoles

If there are young children in the house, you might want to glue down the houses to the display using a few drops of Styrogoo Glue. These can be later removed for storage. Plug in the lights. Admire your handiwork!

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Suggested tools/materials for this project:

Foam Fusion • Crafters Deluxe 3-in-1 Kit • Bounce Rubberizer