So like most of you, I have received my Pottery Barn Holiday catalogue, and have torn through it for inspiration. I mean they have amazing stuff, but I'm a firm believer that if I don't have to pay full price for something, I shouldn't. Instead, I opt to buy discounted items, or make my own version of what I've been inspired by. That's what happened when I saw these little houses. How adorable is this village? I want them all!
So I had two options on how to make these floating through my mind. One required me to cut paper, and glue, and even though that might seem easy, with a two year old, I just couldn't see it not being extra hard to manage. So on to the other idea. I have visited the Dollar Tree quite a bit in the past month, for Halloween decorations, and the last time I visited, I saw that they were setting out their Christmas Village items. I didn't need them at the time, but as soon as I saw the Pottery Barn village, I knew they would be perfect for this project.
This morning, Rordan and I took a quick trip to the Dollar Tree, and purchased a few of the houses, and churches. Then, a quick trip to Michael's, for supplies that I didn't have at home. I'll list everything below for you all. This really wasn't hard to do, and I'm very happy with the outcome. I just might make another trip for more, now that I know they turned out well. I hope you like them!
Christmas Village Houses and Churches (Remember, these are only a dollar at the Dollar Tree!)
White Paint (I opted to use spray paint.)
Sharpie Markers (I used the metallic series. LOVE!)
Glitter (Simple metallic, or wild colors, pick whatever makes you happy!)
Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun (If you don't have one, you could opt for glitter pens, or puff paint.)
|Here are the buildings before.|
|Some of the supplies needed.|
|I took them outside and spray painted them with white Krylon paint.|
|Here's an example of what I outlined.|