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five wooden block houses painted black for Halloween arranged in two rows on marble table with windows on blocks painted purple and green with ivy plants in background

Spooky Halloween Village Decorations

By Brenda Ponnay

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 to make Halloween house village all together and including wooden blocks, spray paint bottle, sanding paper, and black pen

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.
  • sandpaper
  • black spray paint (optional purple and green)
  • craft paint in purple and green
  • a black paint pen or Sharpie

photo of blond boy smiling while sanding a wooden block in his hands into a houseIf 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.

two photos. left photo is overhead shot of five wooden blocks shaped like houses with spray paint cans to the left of the frame. right photo is those same five wooden blocks now spray-painted black on bottom and green or purple on the roof with the three spray paint cans in the foreground.

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).

overhead photo of hand with paintbrush adding purple windows to black wooden block house for Halloween craft

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.

close-up of manicured woman's hand adding window pane drawing to purple window on black Halloween wooden block house

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?!

photo of two rows of black Halloween houses with four in the front and one in the back on marble table with the words Halloween Village in font on photo

And that’s all it takes. Simple, modern, and a little bit spooky!

photo of five black wooden houses spray painted for Halloween and lined up to resemble a village in front of a decorated mirror and mantle for the holiday

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



About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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