Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Village for Under $10

 We love Halloween in this house. I think I have almost as many Halloween decorations as I have Christmas ones, and that is saying something. I have been obsessed with little villages since our wedding when a sweet friend of my mom's, who has since passed away, gave me my very first Christmas house. Our Christmas village is a huge part of our Holiday decorations, so as soon as I saw this little village floating around Pinterest this year, I knew I had to have one.
This darling little Halloween Village, first seen at The 36th Avenue, is easy to make and very affordable. Head your local Dollar Tree and pick out your favorite Christmas Village pieces. In my area, Christmas has already been out for a few weeks, so you shouldn't have too much problem finding them. I picked four buildings, a bridge, and arch and a two pack of trees for $7 total. I also purchased cobwebs with large spiders on it for another $1. There were more options, but I wanted to keep my village around $10. 
I used a can of black matte spray paint to cover my village. The were mostly covered with one coat, but I used a second coat just to touch the houses up. Even though the trees were a dark color already, I spray painted them too for a more spooky look. 
I use some spare black candlesticks I had laying around to create the varying heights in my village, but this village is so darling it would be cute without them as well. After I had my village set up, I pulled apart the cobwebs and spread them over the village. 

This project took me less than a half hour and it is easily my favorite Halloween decoration. I almost wish I had a village for every holiday now. 
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7 comments:

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

what a clever girl you are I need to do this it's so cute!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

This is such a cool idea, and I love how they look!! So fun!

Jonie Marie said...

I have never been on board with the Christmas village idea, mainly because I had a boyfriend in high school whose parents went really crazy and their village took over the WHOLE HOUSE! BUT, that said, I love the idea of a Halloween village. It is really cute and festive!

Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings said...

What a fun idea! I love that this is a fun halloween decoration but isn't super scary. I don't do scary! Love it!

Whit said...

This is sooo fun you are so creative and I love how it turned out. This is a must for my next year decor. Thank you pinned

Lorene Nance said...

I need to finish mine! They had a gazebo the last time I was there so my village has gradually been growing...

Vanessa Barker said...

This is so smart. We were just at Tai Pan and I know we could have grabbed a bunch of stuff there. Maybe I need to go back tomorrow?!

 
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