I am so excited about this Halloween project! I wanted to do something fun for my mantle. I mentioned in my window bat post that anything can be a suitable Halloween decoration if it is painted black? Christmas villages are no exceptions! I picked up these beauties at Goodwill. They were each $3 or less. Score!
There were meant to be potpourri and oil burners. They had bottoms and cords they raised them off of the ground so I needed to take those off. All that took was a screwdriver and a pair of wire cutters.
I hit them with a few coats of flat black spray paint.
After they were thoroughly dry, I headed for my mantle. Before I arranged them, I added some spider webs and orange lights. Some of the houses have holes in them, so the lights look like they are in the house too. The tiny house needed a pedestal, so I painted a small glass candlestick holder and flipped it upside down.
Here are closeups of the houses.
I hope to find more houses to make the village bigger next year. I also want to add a few cars, trees and maybe a playground or something if I can find one. What else do you guys think would look good?