For years my kids have been asking me to get for them a little Christmas Village… and I haven’t.

The reason why is because the cool ones are extremely expensive

 and the cheap ones are 15 dollars a house.  NO WAY! 

But this year the Dollar Store made it possible!

I made their little dream come true when I found the perfect little Village during a trip to my local Dollar Store.

 

The price was amazing since we got the entire village { houses, people and trees } for $15.00… the price of one house…

but I was still not crazy about the colors and look.

Check out their poor faces! It looked like some of them were having a bad make-up day .

 

 

So this is what I did to improve the situation.

I got the spray paint out and gave the Village and its people a little makeover with a light coat of paint.

 

 

I did not go crazy with it… just enough spray paint to cover the imperfections and still see the original colors through the paint.

I was surprise with what a huge difference such a simple step made.

 

Here is a closer look..

 

With the help of a small amount of acrylic paint mixed with water, I touched up some areas { as the trees and doors } to bring a little more color out.

After I was happy with the overall look I used Krylon Glitter Blast Spray { I love this stuff } to add some sparkle to the Village…

It is Christmas after all!

 

 

I let everything dry and I was done… our Village looked perfect to us!

So with the help of our sweet children we put it all together.

This was my favorite part… the kids were so excited!

This is how it looks at night…

The children love the sparkle from the glitter and I love the sparkle in their eyes.

 

I will take  some more pictures in the morning so you can really see how cute they look but now I better go… this girl is going shopping today!

Have a FUN BLACK Friday!

See you tomorrow during STICKER TIME!

 

Besos!

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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27 Responses to DIY Dollar Store Christmas Village

  1. Mavis Jones says:

    After having so much fun doing the haunted village, decided I just had to do the Christmas village, too. So looking forward to displaying my new creation for Christmas.

  2. Kathleen says:

    This project is THE BEST!! I read it this morning and immediately turned off the computer, rounded up my kids, and drove straight to the dollar store. I then came right home, painted the village and all of its people, posted the project on my blog, and of course linked to you! You are awesome and BTW, that red suitcase covered with fabric rocks!

    xo,
    Kathleen

  3. dawnkeyotie says:

    I saw this post a few weeks ago and it stuck in my mind! So when I was at my local cheapie store, I found little village parts for $1 each. The colors were garish and tacky so I gave the a light whitewash with some watered down acrylic paint and now they are lovely! Your idea was such genius! The whitewash made all the difference. My husband was dubious, but he likes them so much better now that they are toned down. Thank you for sharing your lovely village! Now I have one for the price of $8 (and some paint that I already have on hand). Thank you thank you! xo

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