This DIY Christmas Tree Village Is Made of Recycled Cardboard Boxes

Kelly Allen
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Photo credit: JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Photo credit: JoAnna Garcia Swisher

From House Beautiful

While there’s much to love about the holiday season, the worst part is all of the boxes that pile up—whether they’re from deliveries or large in-store purchases. If you're looking to avoid waste by turning that aspect of the season into a fun activity this year, the streaming platform Roku and Sweet Magnolias star JoAnna Garcia Swisher teamed up to offer a solution: Upcycle the boxes into a Christmas tree village.

In a blog post for Roku, Garcia Swisher gives step-by-step instructions on how to create a Christmas tree village using Roku boxes and leftover holiday decor. The DIY also requires a few basic tools, including a glue gun, tape measurer, and box cutter (to flatten the boxes and cut them into triangles). The actress loves the modern look of asymmetrical triangles for this part. Once the triangles are cut, decorate them with pre-lit garland, ornaments, and paint. Once the embellishments are all set, lean them against a wall for a delightful display.

"This is truly such a simple craft and easy for all ages to enjoy," Garcia Swisher wrote in the post. She worked on the DIY with her daughters. "The girls were so proud to take part in bringing our home alive with their handmade holiday decor."

If you expect any Roku boxes this year and want to try this DIY, you can share your creation with #RokuReuse for a chance to be featured on the company’s social media channels. Check out the full blog post for more details. Happy DIYing!

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