Shabby Chic Lilac Village

I’m usually drawn to a more modern decor, but there is a ‘girly’ side of me that loves Shabby Chic.  I wanted to do a new Christmas Village vignette this year, and since my favorite color is lilac, I decided to go with that color.  Here’s how I turned Dollar Tree houses into a Shabby Chic Lilac Village.

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

I started out with 3 Christmas houses & a Manger scene that was purchased at the Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree Houses

They were cute, and I knew that they’d work for what I had in mind.  I painted the pieces with a solid coat of white acrylic paint.

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

Then I painted the houses with a lilac paint and added a light sage green to the areas that had plants.  I added silver to the church bell (silver bells), the star on the manger & the flower pots.

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

Once the paint had dried, I got out the Mod Podge & crystal glitter!  (Love my glitter)

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

I covered the pieces, one at a time, with the Mod Podge and then covered the Mod Podge with the glitter.  I love the results.

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

I’d gotten some bottle brush trees at the Dollar Tree and using Tacky Glue, I beaded them.  After they were beaded, I added some organza ribbon for the garland.  And naturally, I had to add some glitter to the base of the trees.

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

I put some quilt batting on a tray, and put a string of 10 white lights under the batting.  I added a fine coat of glitter to the batting to give it snowy look.  Then I placed the trees & houses on the batting.

Shabby Chic Lilac Village

The Shabby Chic Lilac Village was done!  I’m crazy about the way it turned out.   And here’s how it looks when it’s lit up:

Lit Shabby Chic Lilac Village

I realize that most Shabby Chic is done with pinks, and you could certainly paint yours a pink… or blue… or turquoise… or any color that is your favorite!  That’s the beauty of crafting!  You can make it your own!

Happy Creating everyone!

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