Easy DIY Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

November 26, 2022


Photo of a 12 piece box of Snow Village building ornaments.
I found this box of 12 ceramic Christmas Village miniature ornaments at our local thrift shop earlier this week.

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Photo of thrifted Christmas village tree ornaments.
Here are the ornaments unboxed!

Photo of Christmas Snow Village buildings.
Several years ago, I repainted several larger Christmas Village buildings in a blog post HERE.

Photo of painted Christmas Snow Village buildings.
Repainting Christmas village buildings is quite easy.

The larger buildings had the corded light removed, received a cleaning, and were spray painted with Rustoleum Painter's Touch White Satin Spray Paint.  

Photo of snow cover on Thanksgiving in northern Minnesota.
But, because our northern Minnesota November weather, I was unable to spray paint the miniature village outside.

Photo of acrylic Ceramcoat Select White Paint.

I removed the gold strings from the Village ornaments, wiped them off with Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag.  I then brush painted them with Ceramcoat Select Acrylic Paint in White.

I applied two coats and the little buildings looked great!  However, by the next morning, any of the houses with red ceramic paint on them had red bleed through.

Photo of Dixie Belle's Boss Stain & Odor block.
I pulled out my Dixie Belle Boss.  

Photo of bleed through on  painted Christmas Village ornaments.
Boss is an odor and stain blocking product.

I brushed on one coat, waited two hours and applied another.  Then I let Boss dry and cure overnight.

Photo of Christmas Village ornaments painted white.
I painted over the Boss with Ceramcoat Select White acrylic, and this time none of the under-colors bled through.
Photo of Aleene's Tacky Glue.
I squirted some Aleene's Tacky Glue onto a newspaper.

Photo of faux snowflakes for decorating.
I dipped my finger in the glue and rubbed it on the roofs of a building.  I then sprinkled the rooftop with faux snowflakes. I like the Mica faux snowflakes best.

Photo of a Christmas Village Building Tree ornament.
Here again is a Christmas Village ornament "before".

Photo of thrifted Christmas Snow Village ornaments painted white with faux snow.
Here are two of the painted Christmas Village ornaments.  I tied jute twine on the top wire for the tree hanger.

Photo of thrifted Christmas Snow Village ornaments painted white with faux snow.
These neutral snow village ornaments are perfect on a small tree all alone, or on a large tree along with other ornaments.

Photo of thrifted Christmas Snow Village ornaments painted white with faux snow.

Photo of thrifted Christmas Snow Village ornaments painted white with faux snow.
Snow Village pieces are readily available at thrift stores. Pick up a few, give them a makeover, and give them as gifts.

Photo of thrifted Christmas Snow Village ornaments painted white with faux snow.
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Now check a few Holiday Hostess gift ideas from other members of the Thrift Store Decor Team below:
Photo of decorated flour sack dish towels.
Decorative Flour Sack Towels  from My Repurposed Life

Photo of refrigerator magnets made from metal junk.
DIY Repurposed Refrigerator Magnets from Petticoar Junktion

Photo of Christmas tree sugar scrub bars.
Christmas Tree Sugar Scrub Bars from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Photo of a DIY porch Welcome sign.

AND finally, browse through more hostess gift ideas in the links below!

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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