Lots of people love building christmas villages . I have seen some that I really liked but never got one because they were too expensive.
THis year I am starting Christmas with two houses that cost only 50cents !
This is what I bought at the charity flea market. A little carry along house that opens into two little half houses. One with a pink roof and one with a blue one.
This is the inside of one half house. I tried tons of furniture inside but nothing worked. So I decided to concentrate on making the outside look good and use them for my Christmas decor.
A coat of primer and some paint changed the whole look of the house.
To add glass inside the window frames I used Mod Podge and a brush. It takes a bit of patience to carefully cover each little window with the Mod Podge but it is well worth it. Some windows will have holes in them after drying. No panic ! You can remove the Mod Podge and try again.
More paint and some snow paint were added.
And some christmas decorations.
A battery tealight fits perfectly inside the house to light it up.
Here is " Twelf and a half cents cottage "all ready for Chrismas
The cottages also fit inside my christmas wreath. With the tea light to light the house and lights on the wreath I think this looks great too. The batteries for the lights can be hidden inside the house. Brilliant !
This is the other half of "50 cents cottage"