Hello sweet friends and happy Friday!! I am almost finished with my week of Posts of Christmas Past and I saved two of my favorites for last.
Today, I’m sharing this mini Christmas village I found at the thrift store for $6:
It’s no secret that I love all things Christmas village. You can visit my treasured Christmas Village collection HERE if you like.
I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started by priming this set using Rustoleum spray primer:
Next, I spray painted them using Rustoleum Robin’s Egg:
Then to give these sweet houses some sparkle, I added a little glitter from Hobby Lobby as soon as I sprayed the second coat of Robin’s Egg…
I only added a dusting of glitter from above. This glitter came from Hobby Lobby.
You already know that I planned on painting them, but what do you think about the blue??
Why not? Add a little faux snow and voila…Christmas, coastal style!
You could paint them any color that inspires your Holiday decor. How cute would they be in pink?
They look pretty on this tray I bought at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.
I found the trees at Walmart, sold individually.
The dollar store usually has tiny houses every year if you wanted to create your own miniature painted village!
And this season, it got a lovely spread in Country Sampler’s Farmhouse Christmas Magazine:
This one was from only a couple of years ago, but I hope it was fun to see it again if it wasn’t new to you!
If you missed any of this weeks posts, you can see them all at the links below:
DIY CHRISTMAS CLOCHE FROM AN OLD LIGHT FIXTURE
HOW TO MAKE KNIT STOCKINGS FROM OLD SWEATERS
DIY FAUX ETCHED CHRISTMAS MIRROR FROM A $7 THRIFT STORE FIND
MASON JAR LIDS REPURPOSED AS ORNAMENTS
PAINTED CHRISTMAS CHAIR
I’ll be back tomorrow for one last Post of Christmas past, and one of my favorites, these skis:
Update: See what these curbside treasures became HERE now!
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Mary Kaiser says
I also remember this one and how cute it was! They should put you in a magazine more often. Every thing you do is magazine worthy!! I do not live on the coast, but still love the color you did them with the white tray and white snow all around them it is BEAUTIFUL!! It is such a easy DIY, but your so creative to think of it!
Aww thank you so much, Mary! This was super easy to do…those projects are the best! XOXO
Rose Lefebvre says
Cute. I sold my village. Downsizing ornaments and Christmas stuff. I have 8 Rubbermaid tubs filled! Mostly Hallmark ornaments collected since 70s.
Thank you, Rose! I bet you have a fantastic collection there! XOXO
I love Robin’s Egg! I bought can last week. No idea what or where I would use it.
Now I know!
Thank You for all your wonderful posts!
Oh perfect! You’re welcome and Merry Christmas to you also! XOXO
I loved these the first time and bought paint, finally this year at dollar tree I found the houses, can’t wait to make and I’m not a person that likes blue, but I do love these! Thanks for always sharing…your so awesome, don’t ever forget that! Merry Christmas
Thank you so much, Kathy and yay! I’m glad to hear they had the houses this year! Have fun transforming them!! XOXO
Janice Holt says
You know this is one of my all-time favorites. I asked you to send me this post not long ago and you did and I have it saved. Wow and to have it in Country Sampler magazine; now that’s talent. There is no-one better at what you do and I mean that.
This is one of my favorites too, Janice, and I love that it was such a quick and easy project! I truly appreciate your thoughtful words…thank you! XOXO
Dee Kelly says
After seeing your Christmas village displayed (2017)you have inspired me to put mine up and in future years carry on a tradition with my newly born and first grandson. Thanks for sharing a personal detail of your life. It really inspired me.
Oh I love that, Dee!! I’m sure it will become a favorite tradition for him as well, and congratulations on your first grandson! XOXO
I adore these little buildings in the coastal blue color!! Congratulations on your art being featured in a magazine!! Wonderful!!
Thank you for all the inspiration and tutorials this week.. and every week!!
Thank you so much, Christina! It was fun looking back this week with you guys! XOXO
Sue H Mellette says
How cute these houses and church turned out. Yes, I figured you would paint them, but I had not idea it would be a pale blue! With the glitter and snow, you have made a beautiful Christmas piece! I like the blue! To have your work published is awesome! I am so happy for you. Christy you are extremely talented in every aspect of each of your makeovers; however, I love how you stage each one and your photography is spectacular! Thanks for giving us lots of inspiration! Have a great weekend.
Aww I appreciate that so much, Sue…thank you!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this project. I took a chance on the blue and I’m so thrilled it worked out! Enjoy your weekend also! XOXO
Karen Thompson says
I absolutely love this! Every time I see your DIY’s it makes me upset with myself for all the things I’ve gotten rid of. I just don’t think of painting them which is strange because when I look at furniture all I can think is paint! Another beautiful fun job 🙂
Thank you, Karen! Now you have something to search for! Have a great weekend! XOXO
I haven’t commented in a long time but I just have to say you are soooo creative!
Aww thank you so much, Koula! XOXO
Sheila DelCharco says
I remember this one and have kept my eyes out for a village at thrift stores or garage sales. Didn’t think to look at the dollar store!
I wasn’t sure if they would have them this year, but someone said they did woohoo! XOXO
Sandi Allen says
Oh wow! Love this color. Your Village turned out beautiful! I never thought of painting them another color besides white. Thank you for the inspiration!
Thank you, Sandi! You’re welcome! XOXO
I love it!! The color is wonderful. Hugs,
Thank you, Sandi! XOXO
I loved these the first time – still love them now. How have y’all arranged your C’mas village this year?
Thank you, Sheila! We are putting our village up this weekend. Jack had exams this week and we were just waiting for them to be over! Looking forward to it! XOXO
Hope you will share again this year.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! We will be putting it up this weekend! XOXO
I should have known! I expected white but was surprised by blue! The village looks fabulous and much deserved to be featured in a magazine! I’ll be on the lookout for a few pieces to paint for my blue & white bedroom. Have you seen Rustoleum’s “Coastal Sage” spray paint? Check it out!
I’m so glad I could surprise you, Karen! Thank you! I haven’t seen that color, but you have me excited about something new!! XOXO
Debra Hubbs says
I have a lot of pieces of the New England Village. Such a pain to set up and often don’t bother now lol. Sometimes my son does it though. I seriously want to go to the dollar store to look for these little ones and do this. It is so perfect and pretty.
Thanks, Debra! I bet you have some beautiful pieces! The smaller ones are nice though since they can easily fit anywhere! XOXO
Congratulations on your article!
Thank you, Rowena! XOXO
Very sweet, and worthy of the magazine citations! Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much, Nette!! XOXO
Robyn Wright says
One of my all-time favorites of your makeovers!
Woohoo!! Thank you so much, Robyn!! XOXO
Jolene Nelson says
This post is new to me and it is wonderful! It’s amazing how fresh it looks with a vintage feel! You are so blessed with a talented eye.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jolene! Thank you so much! XOXO
Jan Duda says
I’m not sure where I found it but I truly loved your beautiful collected Christmas Village that you have made a tradition of setting up with your sons. It is so wonderful to see the younger generation appreciate the special things which are part of our families traditions. Your boys are delightful and I really enjoyed seeing them insisting on your shared Christmas traditions! I would love to see it again, can you post the URL so I may see it again?
Thank you so much, Jan! My oldest is in college now, and we still are still building the village together. My youngest isn’t into the building, but he turned it on and off just about every night this year. It’s a treasured Christmas tradition for sure! You can find it here. XOXO