DIY Halloween Village | Centsational Model

I had this concept to create a spooky little village painted black and lit up with black tealights to create Halloween mantel scene. I’m not huge into adorning my complete home for Halloween particularly since my youngsters aren’t as enchanted as they had been once they had been little. However I do love to do inventive tasks that get within the spirit of the season.

This can be a easy scene that solely took me an hour to assemble and paint. The idea works for any mantel or shelf and appears particularly cool within the night with the little tealights lighting up the scene.



The provides are easy, to recreate a Halloween village you’ll want: set of wood houses; black LED tealights; mini plastic trees; a number of units of wooden chopsticks; scorching glue & glue gun; drill and drill bits; black spray paint.

Step One: buy (or reduce) size of ½” x 3” thick wooden for base to suit your mantel or cabinets, anyplace from 3 to six toes. Create visible structure of homes on prime leaving area for timber in between.

Step Two: Break chopsticks into small items to help the again of the wooden homes. Use the new glue to connect the chopstick to the board base, then extra glue to connect the home to the bottom so it stands up straight. You should definitely enable room for the LED tea lights to take a seat behind every home on the wooden base.


Step Three: Drill ½ inch gap for every tree, apply scorching glue to the holes so timber stand straight.



Step 4: Spray paint complete village with matte or gloss black spray paint. Enable to dry 24 hours.


Step 5: Add LED tea lights to the again of every home. Small battery operated black LEDs sit behind every of the homes, add actual candlelight for extra ambiance!


I reduce the mantel piece in two to create an identical scene break up between two bookshelves, so the concept works equally properly for a mantel or any open cabinets.