The holidays are right around the corner and while we love decking the halls, we don’t like spending a lot to do so. These budget-friendly DIY Dollar Store Christmas village houses will have your holiday mantle on point without breaking the bank.
I found these adorable little Christmas Village Houses at the Dollar Tree a few years ago and found a few more different versions this year.
Our Dollar Tree store had four different styles available and they vary from year to year. The buildings have details on all four sides so you can rotate two of the same buildings and have them appear different. Each can hold a little battery powered tea light candle. They are adorable as is, but we wanted to create a more monochromatic look.
Painting The Christmas Houses
Throw down a piece of cardboard or drop cloth outside or in a well-ventilated area and spray paint the houses with a few quick coats of paint. We used a flat white spray paint that was a combination paint and primer that also said that it bonded well to plastic. We used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Cover Spray Paint.
I can’t decide which way I like the houses better. I had sprayed all of the houses completely white then tried just a quick downward spray on this one and it looks just like a light snowfall. It mutes the bold colors and gives them a little more character.
Add a second coat to any of the houses that might need it. Let the spray paint completely dry.
Adding A Base
Next we hot glued some of the houses onto a base.
We found these little mini canvases at the dollar store that make the perfect bases for your village houses. You can even add a little scene or a fence made out of popsicle sticks around the house.
You definitely don’t need to add a base. Just a different look.
Let It Snow
While the faux snow spray is still wet let’s bling these little houses out!! We had some glitter left over from our DIY glittered Christmas ornaments. You can use regular white glitter or extra fine white glitter.
Sprinkle your glitter on top of all of the damp snow spray. If you aren’t using faux snow, but still want to glitter the houses you could use glue or Modge Podge. Add it to the places you want the glitter then add glitter when it’s still wet.
Adding In Some Faux Firs
We covered these tiny bottle brush trees that we found at the dollar store with faux snow and glitter as well.
We couldn’t find any miniature Christmas wreaths so we made some out of this pack of wired garland ties we found at the dollar store. Just trim the greenery until it’s at the desired length and hot glue it to your village house.
We mixed our winter village houses with some bottle brush trees like these from Amazon. The holidays are right around the corner! These budget-friendly decorations will have your holiday mantle or bookshelf on point.
If you’re looking for more fun and affordable DIY Christmas projects, check out our post on DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments.