Haunted Halloween Village | Vintage, Paint and more...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Haunted Halloween Village

Vintage, Paint and more... a Halloween Village made from dollar store Christmas village pieces and painted with black chalkboard paint and glitter

I love those cute little Halloween villages that are seen in the stores. But, they can get rather expensive and I don't like spending a lot on Halloween d├ęcor.  I wanted to do an easy craft for Halloween with Miss A. She loves crafting and helping Grandma make things. She also loves painting and glitter. So I went to Dollar Tree and purchased five of their little Christmas village houses and a package of bottle brush trees.

Vintage, Paint and more... Halloween village made from dollar store housed painted and glittered

We then proceeded to paint each piece with black chalkboard paint. After they dried we brushed a little mod podge on in random spots and then sprinkled with purple and pink glitter. Just enough to give it a little glitz. And with that we have accomplished the paint and glitter that she loves to play with.

Vintage, Paint and more... a Halloween village made by painting dollar store village pieces with black paint and glitter

She then put some dried moss down in a wooden tray (to keep the mess in one spot.) and arranged the houses and trees to her liking. (This, of course, took several attempts and rearrangements before she was satisfied.) We had an old purple glitzy spider web with a big spider in it to set at the back of the village.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas village pieces from Dollar Tree painted with black chalkboard paint and glitter to make a Halloween village

I even picked up a package of little people she painted. You can see one of the little guys next to the church. I had an old black leather book that she elevated the church on just to give it a little variety in height and she was done with her haunted village. ( I am sure this village will see a lot of urban redevelopment over the next couple of weeks as she changes it up a bit.)

Vintage, Paint and more... Dollar Tree village pieces painted with black chalkboard paint and glitter to make a halloween village

She had to show everyone her village - she was so proud of it.... But, so did Grandma....  I enjoy crafting with the grand kids and making simple projects that turn out so cute....
And - are so inexpensive to do...

Do you do a Halloween village? 
I have seen many from simple to quite elaborate.
I love them all...
But, this one is very special for us....

So until next time
have fun
creating something you love.....

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  1. Cute! I'd love it if you would link up to my Fall Pinterest Link Up:

  2. OFGosh...that Halloween Village is adorable! What a frugal, but adorable craft to create with the grands! I bet my own littles would have fun with this. They love when I put out the Christmas Village each December. Dropping by from Tweak it Tuesday!

  3. What a cute idea! I love the Halloween village, I'll be on the look out for little houses now!
    Love it!

  4. Oh I love your village. How fun is this. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. So cute! I love the idea of just buying the village pieces from the dollar store and spray painting them... seriously genius!! I can't wait to make one of my own, thank you for sharing.
    Eliza @ www.lizalouloves.com

  6. What a great idea! Pinning so I'll remember next year.

  7. Love your creativity - what a marvelous way to create your own Halloween village - looks great! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. This is such an awesome project! Gotta love that Dollar Store. Thanks for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party, you have been chosen as one of the top 5 featured posts at tomorrow’s party.
    Have a lovely evening!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.