Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Haunted Village

Happy Wednesday!!  The past few week's I've been busy making a few Halloween decorations.  My absolute FAVORITE is this haunted village:

I saw this village at Crafty Sisters and LOVED it - So I set out to create my own.  The cost of this project was less than $10!  These little houses are just unfinished birdhouses from JoAnns - each one was $1.  I bought a few packs of halloween stickers (from Target and JoAnns), some glitter glue, a dowel and a doll-house sized fence.  The black craft paint, and witch hat supplies (felt & netting), scrapbook paper and 1x3 I already had on hand.

My first step was to cut a few different lengths of the dowel rod and a base from the 1x3 for each of houses that I intend to elevate.  Step two was paint everything black using craft paint.  Here's everything painted black:

Then came the fun part - embelishments!  I used LOTS of glitter glue (especially on the roofs) and everything else are Halloween stickers and scrapbook paper.  To add a more village feel, I also made a few little doors out of cardstock and included a bit of fence.  And to add the spooky, I found great bat and ghost stickers at JoAnns that I just hot-glued to wire and then hot-glued the wire to the house/base.  It turned out so great that I think a Christmas version is going on my to-do list :)


Kristi said...

Oh my gosh!! So cute!

I think I'll have to do one for Christmas!!

~ The Speckled Dog

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

I love that you made this yourself out of birdhouses! I was just admiring the halloween villages at Micheal's the other day. They're so expensive though! Good solution.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your village is brilliant. A Christmas version would work SO well. You could use snow too! - not that we EVER get white Chrismtasses - but I can still dream the dream!!

Melissa said...

Super cute - love this!


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I had a germ of an idea that was kind of like this but you have really taken the ball and run with it! LOVE IT! I am also considering the Christmas village project, that would be awesome fun. Kudos to you!


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