DIY Wood Church Craft… Christmas Decor

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DIY wood church craft
DIY Wood Church Craft... Christmas Decor

Hello creative friends! I love this time of the year, especially when I have an excuse to get creative with my Christmas decor. Today I’m sharing another wood church project that will allow you to get creative and think outside of the box. I’ll show you how to make a blank wood canvas to create the easiest DIY Christmas decor you’ll ever DO! In a few hours (if the paint dries), you’ll have the cutest little Church. You’re going to want to make several.

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DIY Wood Church Craft -1 board Decor

Easy DIY Wood Church Christmas Craft

Gather Your Supplies

All you'll need is one board to make this adorable wood church. It's the perfect DIY Christmas decor project.

Making The Cuts For The Perfect Wood Church Steeple

One board is all you need to create this wood church. You can use any size board you have, but the width determines how big your church will be.

Find your center and draw a line to the point where you want the roof line to stop and repeat on the other side.
Find your center and draw a line to the point where you want the roof line to stop and repeat on the other side.
Cut from the center of your board to create the roof line of your DIY wood church.
  1. Find your center on your board.
  2. Use a straight edge to create your steeple by marking the board with a pencil on both sides equally.
  3. Cut away the marked areas using a circular saw (or get your neighbor’s hubby to do it for you). If you’re not experienced in using this kind of saw, please get supervision and be safe. Always use protective eyewear when cutting wood.
  4. After cutting your board, sand the rough edges with a sanding block or sandpaper.

Getting Creative With Your Wood Church

Now that you have created the outline of your wood church, it’s time to get creative with paint and whatever else you can dream up. To begin with, I’m using a water-based stain called Tobacco Road. This stain color is warm and inviting, and it will compliment the paint to give it that rustic old church vibe. Consider using painter’s tape to create the roofline and the outline of the door. That’s what I did here.

I stained the board using a water-based stain before painting it.
Consider using painter's tape to create the roofline and the door on the DIY wood church. That's what I did here.

Add Paint!

Next, paint over the whole wood church to create a two-toned wood and paint combo for a rustic country look. Don’t worry about being too perfect with the paint. Just get it on there. Remember, you’re having fun. Remove the tape immediately after painting before it dries.

Paint over the wood church using a chalk mineral paint and remove the tape immediately afterwards.

Adding Textured Snow To The Roof Top

Before the next step, which is the last step, paint the door and roofline if you chose to. This isn’t necessary, but this is where that creativity you have comes in. Practice blending the two colors of cotton and caviar to add shadows for a realistic look on the door and the eaves of the roofline.

To make the textured snow, add a small amount of Dixie Belle Cotton chalk mineral paint in a small disposable bowl and add enough of the Sea Spray texture additive to create a paste. I don’t measure this stuff ever. Just add a little at a time until you get the desired consistency you want. With a craft stick, mix it well and apply it to the rooftop of your wood church. I got a little carried away here and almost did too much. It’s a whiteout this Christmas!

Create amazing textured snow on your craft projects... like this DIY wood church. It's so easy and realistic looking.

Up-cycled With Embellishments

Now, add even more interest; try adding Christmas ornaments, wood accents, or your own personalized message. However, you can also personalize it with your family name. Wouldn’t this be a sweet Christmas gift? Do you see where I’m going with this? This is your wood church, and you decorate it with the things that you love. I added salvaged wood appliques from a furniture project on the door to add some visual interest. Endless possibilities!

All The FEELS!

This DIY wood church gives me all the feels! All you need for this rustic wood craft project is 1 board and your imagination.
It is well with my soul. One of my favorite songs I sang with my Grandmother in church as a little girl. This DIY wood church reminds me of those precious moments. Create this fun craft project with one board.

1 board… the easiest DIY Wood Church I’ve ever done! So, are you ready to make one??? How about a girl’s craft night? That would be so F-U-N.

As always, thank you for stopping by, and I hope that this will inspire you to live your best DIY life and make everything around you beautiful. Above all, enjoy the process.

I’m going to make everything around me beautiful and that will be my life.

Elsie De Wolfe

Until the next project… xo, Do



  1. I LOVE this wooden church!! I actually thought you added the door until I read the whole thing and realized you just used painter’s tape and shadowing for the effect of a door!!! NOW, I think I could probably tackle this project🤨!! Thanks for sharing this simple project with great end results!!

    1. Thank you so much, Karolyn! I’m sure you can re-create this… and isn’t it amazing how a little paint can create such an illusion. FUN stuff! xo 🙂

  2. This little church is fantastic! I can’t wait to tackle one, two…maybe three. I think they would sell great around my area for I live in the Bible Belt area of the south. Thanks for inspiring us with your awesome talent.

  3. We are planning a Ladies craft night for our women’s ministry next month and we are doing This Church!!! Everyone is so excited!! Thank you for your creative idea!!!❤️💒❤️

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