THRIFTY TUESDAY-HALLOWEEN TOWN

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I started these Halloween miniatures last year when I saw Michaels store brand miniatures, I know most people like the Lemax brand, but not me.

I set out to find something to build my display in, when at a thrift store I came across a wooden briefcase type thing, pretty sure it was one of those art supply cases at one time.

I sanded the case and rubbed some black stain on it to give it a weathered spooky look.

I used dollar store moss I hot glued down onto a piece of plywood I cut to fit the bottom and raised it by attaching small wood slats to the side of the case which the plywood then sat on.

The background is a piece of wood that came with the case that slides in and out but you could paint right on the inside of the lid, I painted it dark grey and added a full moon I painted on as well.

The little pumpkin shack I found thrifting a few years ago and it sat in my stash until last year when I painted it for my pumpkin patch village.

All the miniatures are from Michaels purchased with coupons and during sales.

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This year over the summer I picked up a small unfinished wooden cabinet that I didn’t know at the time but it would become my Halloween miniature house.

cabinet

You can see here what I used the door for.

I spray painted the inside walls with a hammered type silver paint, the roof in a flat black paint and the rest in a dark grey chalk paint.

I used burlap, white glued down for carpet

The frames and tables are dollar store table chalk signs I took apart (like those used at weddings for table numbers)

They were wooden frames around chalkboard pieces, a round base it stood on and a dowel that connected the base to frame

I cut the dowel as close to the frame as I could then used a dremmel to sand it flush.

I took the base still attached to the dowel and trimmed it to fit in the hole of an empty thread spool, hot gluing it on and rope around it.
I had 2 bottle stoppers made of plastic that made great table bases as well.

For the pictures I printed pictures designed to size and used a glue stick to put them on, Halloween scrap paper would look great too, or even stickers. I hot glued the frames to the walls.

I stained the table tops and frames but paint of course is an option.

It is filled with more miniatures purchased at Michaels this yearhauntd house.png

Lastly I picked up a wooden bowl for $1 this summer as well and as I was admiring it one day it slipped out of my hands and part of the edge snapped.

To use it up I sawed it in half and used the good half screwed to a scrap piece of plywood I shaped into a tombstone.

Chalk painted it all in dark grey and hot glued some moss on the bowl (its screwed on upside down to create a flat surface)

I  placed Lemax tombstones on it (hubz wanted them not me lol)

I feel the back of the headstone needs something but I’ll have to ponder that over.HEADSTONE
Its not too late to start one yourself, or perhaps find something unique to make a Christmas scene in, I have some of those to share soon too…November will be here before we know it.

HAPPY THRIFTY TUESDAY!

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SHARED AT THESE LINK PARTIES

COOKING & CRAFTING WITH J&J

MAD IN CRAFTS

DOMESTICALLY SPEAKING

FLOUR ME WITH LOVE

FUNKY POLKA DOT GRIAFFE

SEW HISTORICALLY

FLUSTER BUSTER

MY THRIFT STORE ADDICTION

OUR HOPEFUL HOME

WENDT HOUSE BAKING

TO GRANDMAS HOUSE WE GO

EMBRACING CHANGE

ARTSY FARTSY MAMA

PIN JUNKIE

A GLIMPSE INSIDE

THE PAINTED HINGE

PIECED PASTIMES

DIY SHOWOFF

LIFE AND LINDA

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “THRIFTY TUESDAY-HALLOWEEN TOWN

  1. WOW. You’ve gone all out. Like a Christmas village but a spooky halloween one.

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    1. Yes! I do a christmas one too…started it last year so hoping to find a small shelf like this one and do it for my xmas minis

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  2. How fun! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  3. This is SO fun! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays link party! Have a wonderful week.

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