Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dollar Tree + Spray Paint + Hot Glue =

Pure Halloween crafting fun!

My pinterest addiction has paid off.  I saw this cute "Spooky Village" while looking around on pinterest.  I thought it was pure genius!!!!  

Yes, they are little Christmas village pieces you can by at the Dollar Tree for $1!!  Needless to say...I hit it and brought three little houses home to experiment with.
Aren't they adorable!  And yes, they even light up!  It was so easy.  I spray painted the little houses black, then dry brushed some acrylic gray over them.  Can it get any simpler??

Only thing, I don't have room to display an entire village, so I had to get creative.  So I found that the Dollar Tree also sells this moss too.  

Then I searched the house looking for something to "plant" them in.
A little orange spray paint on this vase I had under the kitchen sink was perfect.  I added some sticks from the front yard and some little berries off of a silk leave bush. 
I had this little moss planter out on the back porch...perfect!!!  Just another reason to never throw anything out, LOL!
I am keeping my eyes peeled for some little orange berries.  I was wanting them to look like pumpkins.  In the meantime, I am happy with them.

I really like this one.  I spray painted the moss black, just to see if I liked it.  I do!  Now I am looking for some kind of container to put it in.

Over the last ten years I have used this poor pumpkin out on the porch.  Once again, NEVER throw anything out.  I really didn't like it...until....
I gave him a little make over.  Black paint around his eyes, nose and mouth got it all started.  Then I stained the entire pumpkin with some black wash.  
I bought a package of birthday hats at the Dollar Tree for $1 and spray painted one of them.  (I have some left for later!).  Added a little ribbon I had on hand and some tissue paper, then I put him on a black pillar candlestick.  
And now...I love him!  

I thought I would share this with everyone since I am still working on my granny square blanket and don't have any new pictures of it.  I am making progress and I guess in another week it should be done!

I'm off of here for now, I think I need to go spray paint something!



Candice said...

Awesome idea! They all look so spooky! Have you tried spray painting the red berries orange to look like pumpkins?

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, that is so neat! I love that idea with the houses! And I was just at the dollar store yesterday! Now I gotta go back. Ha ha! Love mr party pumpkin, he looks pretty nifty!

MrS wiLD said...

FaBuLouS craFTinG Dawn! LoVe the haunted houses in the planters. That was a great idea, really. I bought 3 real pumpkins today & have been pondering what to do with them. I have them on the steps at the carport door where everyone enters. I don't want to keep them in the Halloween theme, so they can still be there for the Thanksgiving Holidays too. Oh! What to do....

Melissa said...

Girl! You are dangerous with a can of spray paint! Love the results....pssst....3 days!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! I wish we had Dollar Tree in the UK. You could use Putka Pods as mini pumpkins or make some from Fimo. Love your blog, you've given me so many ideads for crafting, especially crochet, just wish you'd blog more often!

Sam I Am...... said...

Just now getting over to visit your blog...I am SO SLOW! Those houses are adorable...and your planters. I'm so glad you don't throw things out either...I was thinking maybe I was a "hoarder" like those people on t.v. but I feel better now. Ha! Ha!
What I've been missing is THE SPRAY PAINT! OMG! What a should have your own show! Awesome projects....I'll be going to the Dollar Store tomorrow for sure...I'd go now but they're's late...I better go to bed. Loved it all and now I'm so inspired! Thank you!

Deborah Applegate said...

Adorable!! Never ceases to amaze me what you can transform with a can of spray paint.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing...

fuzziekit said...

I have to say, I love the little village houses spray painted, it gives me cool ideas.... glad a stumbled here.

fuzziekit said...

I have to say, I love the little village houses spray painted, it gives me cool ideas.... glad a stumbled here.

tamdoll said...

This is a brilliant idea! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for those houses. Thanks for sharing!

Sweety Pie's Mom said...

Hi Dawn, wonderful work on that baby blanket. I wish toi purchase something like tht too for my baby. Im in Abu Dhabi, would u send me if I wish to purchase it?

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