This spooky village is made with almost all Dollar Tree finds! It was so much fun to create on a late night crafting session! Check out the video here, or follow along on this post to see how I made it.
Supplies: (as shown in pictures below)
Two haunted house cutouts
Halloween cupcake toppers (cat, bat, pumpkin and ghost)
Halloween cupcake wraps (spiderwebs)
Battery operated lights (mine are orange)
Black Halloween tray
Paints: Waverly white, silver, black and yellow acrylic paint.
Wood round for moon (Use any small round item and paint yellow!)
Paint the edges of your black tray with a light coat of white. Gently sand a bit.
Paint the houses gray. Let dry or use a heat tool.
I came back in later and dry brushed some black to the edges of the houses and the windows.
I used tape to add my lights. They aren’t directly in the windows; just off to the side.
Then I hot glued wood cubes in the empty spaces of the house, then made a “sandwich” with the second house cutout.
How about some shutters? I made mine by cutting the small craft sticks and painting them black. I glued them down with a tiny piece of a skewer so they would flare out from the house.
Wonky shutters make this project extra spooky!
Now that the house is finished, we are ready to work on the base.
Just use some Jenga blocks for support and glue the house to the tray.
Add moss and the lantern (although it’s now an outhouse for the ghosts). Before you glue down the outhouse, be sure you can access the on / off switch. (Ask me how I know, LOL!)
Those spiderweb cupcake holders sure made a perfect fence for our haunted house. I dry brushed them with dabs of silver paint and then glued them onto the edge of my tray.
The green pumpkin just happened when I used my paintbrush! It’s tint is Irom a mixture of various colors. This was one of the cupcake toppers; white on one side, black on the other. I painted the white side.
I also cut up some small craft sticks for the wooden walkway. I liked the natural color! Hot glue will keep each piece in place.
See the moon on the top? It’s just a wood circle painted yellow! You can use any circle shape, just paint it and glue it to the corner.
No haunted house is complete without tombstones, right? I just cut some from large craft sticks and painted them silvery black, which turned out to be a cool gray color. I made supports on the backs with just small pieces of craft sticks. It works like a kickstand!
I already loved this even before I turned off the lights! It was a fun project and with most items from the Dollar Tree, it’s very affordable.
Blooper alert! THAT is a piece of craft stick flying into the camera, y’all! Anything can (and will!) happen with late night crafting.
I really appreciate y’all coming to my blog, hanging out on my lives and watching replays! Please comment below and let me know what you think of this project. Thanks for stopping by!
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