Monday, October 4, 2010
The last couple of times I went to Dollar Tree, I kept noticing these little ceramic houses. They have battery operated lighting, and I figured they were intended for Christmas. However, even though I thought they were cute, they didn’t really say Christmas to me, partly because the lighting is orange.
At some point, I was struck with inspiration, and realized they would make a cute little Halloween village. That required spray paint, and so I cut around the glue and removed the light pack so the bulb wouldn’t be covered with black paint. (When I read on the tag that the batteries would last for only 10 hrs, I got a package of extras at DT.)
I gave them a coat of primer, and a couple coats of glossy black. A couple of twigs, also painted black, became trees.
When I was using my glue gun to reattach the lights, the inevitable glue strings gave me the idea to cover the houses with “cobwebs”.
Fast, cheap haunted village. Well, my kids are impressed, anyway.