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Over the years we have made our share of Halloween villages. In fact, we’ve made five! We’ve made them from paper, birdhouses, Christmas villages and even graham crackers! (We even did a TV segment on Halloween villages that you can watch here.) There’s no way we could pick a favorite because they have all been so much fun, BUT, if we had to, today’s might be it. This year’s Wood Block DIY Halloween Village is particularly good because it requires simple supplies and a lot of imagination. It’s made from plain wooden blocks that you bring to life with paint and a brush, and the results are so cute it’s spooky.
The paint you use for this project will definitely influence your results, and our paint of choice is FolkArt Multi-Surface! This paint is great for covering surfaces beautifully. Plus, the colors are gorgeous, and it is perfect for applying little details. In fact, we used FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint on the first Halloween village we ever made back in 2014, and it’s still our favorite craft paint. There is nothing more frustrating than a paint that doesn’t coat your project well or lacks a smooth application, and FolkArt Multi-Surface is reliable, project after project. So, let’s get painting!
Supplies needed to make a Wood Block DIY Halloween Village
How to make a Wood Block DIY Halloween Village
Step 1: Cut 2x4s into house shapes ranging from 5-12 inches tall.
Step 2: Paint each house with a solid coat of paint and let dry.
Step 3: Paint the roof of each house with black paint.
Step 4: Paint details and decorate each house. Add bats, spiders, boards on the windows… whatever you can dream up! This is the fun part!
Step 5: Apply paint to the peg dolls and wood cubes. Tip: Drill a little hole in the tops of the wood cubes and glue a little piece of a toothpick in the top for the pumpkin stem.
Step 6: Paint details and decorate the peg dolls and wood cubes. We used some felt for the witch hats and the vampire capes and white canvas fabric for the mummy wraps.
Step 7: Set up and play with your village!