Friday, November 23, 2012

Snowy Dollar Village

I've always  been intrigued by those elaborate Christmas Villages, but they are very costly not to mention time consuming to put up and take down. This year I was surprised to find some cute little Christmas village houses and accessories at the Dollar Tree. I purchased a few but they needed a makeover to fit in with my color palette.   I painted them white and added snow only to the roof of the houses.


I tried to create a snowy winter scene. I just painted the houses white, then sprinkled a mixture of railroad model snow, glitter mica snow, and Epsom salt on the roof. Here's a before shot of the houses,





I've found a lot of diamonds in the rough at the Dollar Tree. If you want to see  a couple of my previous Dollar Tree makeovers click here and here.  Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these great parties this week,

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42 comments:

  1. Very pretty Karen, I just got home from shopping to get ready for Christmas and was at the Dollar Tree...the one in my town is just getting items in???

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  2. These turned out great, Karen! I love them white and might not have even considered them in their original state. Great idea to paint them and add some "snow". What a lovely Christmas vignette they will make.

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  3. Your little winter village is really pretty. Love all the snowy touches. You never know what you will find at dollar tree, I'll have to check mine out.

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  4. Darling, darling, darling. I have been on the same track. I hope to get my own finished up soon and I hope they look as good as yours do- perfect- xo Diana

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  5. Karen, I am so impressed with this makeover. Painting the houses white and adding the glitter makes them so much prettier. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  6. Okay, that is genius! They look gorgeous! I have been seeing those at the Dollar Tree, wondering what I could do with them...and now I know! Thanks! :-)

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  7. Wow, what a great transformation. I love the glittery snow and all the sparkle. Great job!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. I need to "think white"! A little white paint and glitter made these dated looking houses into real beauties!!! What a pretty background too!!!

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  9. These are just darling. SO pretty! I saw these little houses too, but I am so glitter challenged. Thanks for sharing with the party Karen.

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  10. So very pretty! I have always loved these little houses. Great idea on painting them! They look beautiful!

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  11. What a great idea! They look so pretty in white with the glitter.

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  12. I guess you know we will all be rushing to dollar tree tomorrow. =) they are gorgeous!

    thanks

    blessings
    barb

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  13. Wonderful Idea! So stunning in White!

    Jody

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  14. Absolutely adorable! I'll have to rethink those little houses I keep seeing.

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  15. What a great idea! They turned out beautiful!

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  16. Oh my gosh what a makeover! I love these. The snow is just perfect. Great job!

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  17. What a simple idea that turned something I would have passed on into something I nowwish I had. I have to follow you, now, to keep up with all of your great ideas!

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  18. Adorable! I love Epsom salts! I love that you painted them white. I always see these at Estate Sales, maybe I should pick some up now!

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  19. Great minds think alike--I did this to a village this last weekend! Yours is terrific. Great project!

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  20. Genius! I love this look. Awesome job.

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  21. I'm all for decorating on the fly and you have given a great idea to do just that. Never thought about repainting those little houses white, great idea! Thanks for sharing. God bless. Cathy

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  22. So much fun for such a great price! Thanks for sharing it!
    Betsy

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  23. These are so pretty, what a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  24. Oh my gosh! What a great idea! Love the sparkly all white!

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  25. Love the transformation you did on those little cottages! That is truly thinking outside the box. Love how elegant they are now.

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  26. The houses look great painted white! Great idea!!

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  27. Awesome! What a great idea! I think my little houses are going to get a coat of white paint! Thanks!

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  28. Molto belle, complimenti,sei veramente brava .
    io sono Italiana e non parlo molto bene l'inglese.
    A presto.
    Carla.

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  29. What a great idea. I love that all the house match. I make glitter house and last year I made a few white houses all with silver on the roof. I loved the look. Now I'm thinking maybe I'll just try your version for a quick and easy village.

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  30. Oh, gosh, Karen...I just LOVE these little houses. Thanks for sharing how you got them to look so expensive and classy. I saw those houses at the Dollar Tree yesterday and wondered how they would look re-painted and now, thanks to you, I know. I saw your post over at Debbie Doos Dollar Tree party.

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  31. I love how you have transformed the little houses. They look so effective in white

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  32. Karen, I bought the set of 12 houses from Dollar Tree, and I am going to copycat you. Your village is just gorgeous! What a great transformation. Very classy. Pat.

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  33. This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE it!

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  34. I love your white houses--what a great idea! Such a clever idea to make $1 Store items look so simply elegant! Thank you for posting this! Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  35. Nice job...looks so cute. I did the same things last Christmas with my village pieces for EXACTLY the same reason. (Great minds...) LOL!

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  36. Fantastic ideas....What you can accomplish with spray paint and glitter!!!...Love it!

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  37. This is a fabulous transformation! I love it!

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  38. What a perfectly lovely idea - the glittery white ones are so sweet!
    Thanks for the great idea, Karen.

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