Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Cozy White Christmas Cottage

I saw a mantel design on Pinterest from the talented Liz Marie
She'd picked up a bunch of white cottages from the Dollar Spot at Target. 
Let's be clear, I can spend way more than a few dollars at the Dollar Spot. 

When I found a set of cottages at the thrift store, it got me thinking. 
I could channel my 80's craft diva and make our own. Were you an 80's craft diva too? 

They were $3.00 in the toy section. They were definitely over priced for 80's country kitch but there was potential. 

They received a good coat of white spray paint. 

How about some bigger houses? 
We had some left over 2 x 4s in the garage. 
I cut one out and showed it to Bill. 
Soon there was a whole neighborhood of cottages.
Gray seemed like a good color to add barely there dimension. 

It was a fun and easy project.

Please come back tomorrow and join me for a Christmas Porch and Door Decor Blog Hop hosted by Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home.
It's a great line up of bloggers. You won't want to miss it.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That is so cute, Katie! I was an 80's craft diva, too, and made many grandchildren play with them in their block sets now lol. I have been wanting to make some neutral colored houses...what a great idea to get them at the thrift store. I'm on the hunt now! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

  2. That's a cute idea and so much better than the dollar spot ones.

  3. Katie what a great re love of those houses. This is so adorable.
    Happy New Week.

  4. Katie, the houses turned out darling! Yes, I was an 80's craft diva too. :) Looking forward to tomorrows tour.

  5. Totally wonderful, Katie. Love the gray and white and with the little trees, extra perfect.

  6. Katie, love the little cottages. Very fun idea..Merry Christmas..Judy

  7. Your ideas create an atmosphere of joy and comfort. White houses and green trees look like so nice. Thank you for your excelent post!