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20 December, 2014

Last Minute Christmas...DIY Dollar Tree Snow Village

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Dollar Tree Snow VillageIt’s almost Christmas and we’re still HO HO HO-ing at my house! Sooo... if you are one of those last minute decorators like me this year, I have a super-easy and inexpensive project for you…my DIY Dollar Tree snow village! It only takes a little bit of time and very little $$$ for this one!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Dollar Tree Snow Village supplies Here’s what you will need:
  • Snow village houses from Dollar Tree (If you can't find them, Walmart has them for $1.80 each)
  • White spray paint
  • Mod Podge
  • White glitter
  • Small brush
And here’s what you will do:
  1. Spray paint the houses and let them dry
  2. Paint on Mod Podge in the places where snow would collect…on the roof, at the base, around the windows
  3. While the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle the house with glitter
  4. Shake off the excess and let dry
CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Dollar Tree Snow Village 4 I think the snowy church is my favorite! Now just create a village scene and add faux snow and some little trees if you wish.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Dollar Tree Snow Village 3 And…taaa daaa!…here it is! I only spent $4.00 since I already had everything but the little houses. Could it be any easier or less expensive? I love the old-fashioned touch it’s adding to my Christmas dΓ©cor!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Dollar Tree Votive HolderAnd…shopping alert!…while you are in Dollar Tree, be sure to check out these pretty mercury glass votive holders! I love the way they sparkle!

Here's another idea for transforming inexpensive Christmas DOLLAR STORE NATIVITY MAKE-OVER. I love the difference a little white paint can make! You have to see the before to believe it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Vintage Paper TreesAnd just in case you need a few more ideas for last minute Christmas decorations, here are my vintage paper Christmas trees…so easy and fun to make that the kiddos could help you!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Shabby Christmas CenterpieceAnd still a favorite of mine…here’s another last minute way to add some Christmas to your home…my shabby Christmas centerpiece! All you need is scrapbooking paper, bamboo skewers and some greenery from your yard!

IMG_0925And speaking of snow…Baby Kitty is still thinking about the big snow (well, big for us here in the South) that we had last year and is crossing his toes that we will get at least one good snow this winter! How about you?

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The Creative Christmas Link Party is hosted by Janet of Shabbyfufu and the the bloggers of Blogging 50. Please visit all of the talented bloggers below! 

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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  1. Such a great idea - looks like an expensive collection!

  2. Your DIY ideas are always so fantastic and this white village is amazing. You should have your own show on HGTV. So simple and so easy to do but with a big impact.

  3. Debbie, you totally amaze me. I adore your village. Gorgeous.

  4. Love the painted villages. I never thought about painting them. They look great! Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. Love the painted villages! This would also be a great finish for figurines found at a second hand shop to give them a fresh look.

  6. ♥♥♥ it, sparkly and white, could not be better oh and it is inexpensive and doable too!!

  7. Love love your frosty snow village - such a nice holiday vignette! Pinning for next year.

  8. I love your idea of transforming those little houses into a snow village,really wonderful.

  9. I wonder if you could use the spray snow after you spray painted the village? I LOVE your idea & am itching to wander out in the traffic...hahaha

  10. Cute little snow village! I'm too busy enjoying the sun and sand to do any other Christmas decor! This is an unusual year for me but I'm loving it!

  11. Love how you changed the DT houses to gorgeous snowy ones..Big impact for so little money, and so easy. My kind of craft. Merry Christmas,

  12. Love it! I actually did the exact same thing! I have has a collection of discount store Christmas Cottages and was tired of their cheap look. I love them in the white glitter. I have them in my dining room and my Christmas Mantel this year. If you get a chance please stop by!

  13. The transformation is awesome! Never would have thought they looked like the 'before' picture. Merry Christmas!

  14. Debbie,
    Another winner for easy and inexpensive, but still absolutely beautiful! You are so creative, have great ideas, and give easy to follow instructions. I always enjoy whatever you are doing.

    Joyeux NoΓ«l, mon ami,


  15. Thanks so much for posting about your Christmas village! I have already collected the houses and a few trees, but didn't know quite how to go about making them look like yours. Are you a mind reader?!

  16. I just love this...will be visiting the Dollar store...they really are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  17. Just darling, Debbie! Thanks for sharing that great tutorial with us!

  18. Love this idea! You are full of creativity and so willing to share! Thank you - I'll be on the lookout for some village houses for next year.

  19. Your crafty white village is on my list of crafts to do for next year. I will be checking the dollar stores after Christmas sales for a little village that I can paint too. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.

  20. OH MY STARS!!! this is perfection!!! I am sooooo doing this. Thank you for a darling idea!! I'm thinking teacher gifts. I pinned it too! xox, Emily of Eleven Gables

  21. This is the perfect time of year to get holiday items at rock bottom prices, so I will be on the lookout for some village figures. I'm already on a roll. Last week I got five sets of beautiful shatter proof ornaments for my front porch next Christmas, regularly $16 a set, marked down 90%. Fifty ornaments for $8.00!!!!

  22. These are just too cute. thank you.

  23. The Dollar Tree village idea sure struck a cord with me. I have some old Christmas village pieces from back twenty years or so and think I will update them with this idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Debbie ... Love it ... Simple but gorgeous !!! MERRY CHRISTMAS ya'll...πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ±πŸ±πŸ±πŸ±πŸ±πŸ±πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ❤️

  25. Your village is so adorable and thank you for showing us how to Little Kitty is so cute

  26. This is still such a great idea. Thank goodness for white spray paint!

  27. I am blown away at the difference that snow village looks! I would have never thought to do that! Seriously amazing. Grinned and Pinned!

  28. Your village turned out fabulous. White spray paint is amazing stuff!

  29. Ooo, I love this! Gonna have to check out Dollar Tree! Love this so much.

  30. Love the village and am planning to use for window-scaping but wanted to know what spray paint did you use? Color? TIA !

    1. I used Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Flat White Spray Paint and Primer in 1. So glad that you like it!


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