Spooky Halloween Village Decorations
I have an idea for your Halloween decorations. Let’s make a Halloween Village for your mantle! It could be a thing like it is for Christmas, except spooky and dark instead of snowy and charming. Not following? Read on, crafty friends!
Supplies needed to make Spooky Halloween Village Decorations:
- 4×4 inch wood blocks cut at various heights with the edges cut off on one at 30 degree angle to create a classic roofline.
- black spray paint (optional purple and green)
- craft paint in purple and green
- a black paint pen or Sharpie
If you know how to cut wooden blocks with 30-degree roofline edges, I probably don’t have to tell you how to do the rest of this craft but let’s carry on anyway. Who knows, maybe you’re the crafty type who can cajole the hardware store employee to cut your wood blocks for you! Or maybe know someone with a bandsaw who is happy to give you their scraps. However you get your wood blocks doesn’t matter, let’s just make sure the rough edges are sanded smooth with a 40 grit piece of sandpaper.
After your blocks are nice and smooth, take them outdoors (in a very well-ventilated area, obviously) and give them an even mist of black spray paint, making sure to get all sides covered. Then if you like, mist the roofs with alternating green or purple spray paint to give them just a little more Halloween mood (see picture above on the right).
Once the spray paint has dried, paint your windows with your purple and green craft paint (see picture above). You should probably tape off some simple rectangles to make this craft even better but you could be like me and free-hand them too.
Then after that paint is dry, run two criss-cross lines over your painted rectangles to create simple window panes (see picture above). So easy, right?!
And that’s all it takes. Simple, modern, and a little bit spooky!
Are you with me? Halloween villages could totally be a thing!
More Handmade Halloween Decorations:
1. Freaky Family Vampire Portraits for a Spooky Halloween
2. Spiderweb DIY Candleholders
3. DIY Skull Planters for Halloween