Next time you’re searching through a thrift store or yard sale, keep your eye open for home decor items that can be turned into holiday decorations. This little birdhouse decoration easily became mini Halloween houses with a little paint and some beads.
When we helped pack up the home that my Grandma and Grandpa resided in for 50 years we sorted piles for keep, donation, and throw. I came across several things that were destined to be repurposed. This miniature birdhouse decoration was meant to be turned into cute mini Halloween houses.
Mini Halloween House Materials Used
- mini house decoration (thrift stores, yard sales, and your grandma’s attic are great places to look)
- acrylic paint (Halloween colors: black, orange, green, purple, yellow, silver, gray, white)
- paintbrushes or foam paint brushes
- pin, paperclip, or wire (for painting mini jack ‘o lantern faces)
- popsicle sticks
- orange beads
- miniature Halloween buttons
- hot glue + glue gun
The first step was giving the mini houses a couple of coats of black paint. This included covering the “this place is for the birds” quote.
I’m obsessed with these thrift store decorations turned Halloween decoration with black paint.
After the paint dried, I added some Halloween colors to the houses with orange, green, purple, and silver paint using foam brushes. Each house got a unique style to look well-worn.
I filled the holes with bright yellow paint to give the appearance that the haunted house lights are on.
One of the houses was missing its roof so I glued some broken popsicle sticks onto the top and painted them black.
I created mini jack ‘o lantern pumpkins by painting faces onto orange wooden beads and gluing sticks into the holes. The faces were painted on with black paint and a sewing pin.
The last bit of flair was to attach some Halloween theme buttons and the miniature jack ‘o lanterns with hot glue.
I debated for a long time on whether or not to repaint a new quote onto the decoration but couldn’t decide on one. If you have an idea, leave it in the comments below.
This easy, repurposed shelf decoration is a great addition to my Halloween decoration collection.
These aren’t my first Mini Halloween Houses, check out last year’s DIY Haunted Birdhouses.