Top Shelf Clearance Challenge ~ ‘Tis The Season

It’s time for another Top Shelf Clearance Challenge!! I always love to see what I can do with just $15, in the clearance section. I’ve noticed that I usually create something better, when it’s more challenging for me. And, trust me, it’s not an easy task to find a $15 clearance item(s) that you can make into something amazing. I usually have to scour the clearance aisles, of many stores, to find something that might work.

At the bottom of this post, you can check out the other talented bloggers, that have participated in this challenge…so many fun ideas!

This month, I was SO excited to find these darling paper mache houses at Hobby Lobby, for just $1 each!They were on clearance because they are no longer selling these little houses individually, but rather in sets on three. So, you can still get them at Hobby Lobby, you just have to buy a set of three.

These houses are so cute as is, but I really wanted to make a white and gold/silver village. Perfect to adorn the shelves of my ironstone cabinet.

Start by priming the house…it saves so much time of you prime first!Then, I painted the houses and chimneys, in white chalk paint. I added glass glitter to the roofs. To add the glitter to the rooftops, simply brush Elmer’s glue on, with a paint brush, to any area that you want glitter.

I am so loving these little white houses!Be sure to check out these talented bloggers, and see their amazing clearance finds….

Tara at Stilettos and Shiplap

Terrie at Decorate And More With Tip

Susan at Color Joy Interiors

Jerri at Farmhouse Fun

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  1. Emily, these houses turned out fantastic!!! I love how you dressed them up and how you styled them in your cabinet is just prefect! Gorgeous work!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  2. They are just perfect Emily!!!!!!
    Love Tracey

    1. You’re the sweetest!!! Thank you so much!!!💗

  3. Emily this is stunning! I’m obsessed with how they look with the glitter on the rooftops! I really want some now! I can picture the perfect places all over my home for these beauties. I’m hoping I might find some on clearance at my Hobby Lobby, if I”m really lucky!

    1. I hope you can find them! They are so much fun to create! The possibilities are endless for these little houses!💗

  4. I love your little houses and your painted hutch is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  5. Your hutch is so cute with the little glittery houses! Love it! You’ve inspired me to redo my little church house that I’ve found with more paint and glitter and to style my dining room hutch. Merry Christmas!

    1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you so much!!!💗

  6. As always you give all of us so much inspiration. I love the items you found and how you made them shine in your home. Emily, They are so pretty and for only $1 each…WOW. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great Monday.

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗 Hope you had a wonderful Monday too!!💗

  7. What a cute transformation to your village houses. Great clearance find, wow, just add paint and glitter and look what a beautiful display for your hutch.

    1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you so much!!!💗

  8. Great project! I hope there’s some houses on clearance at our Hobby Lobby.

    1. I hope so too! They are so much fun to create!!💗

  9. These turned out so cute, Emily!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  10. I came across your blog this morning and I’m so glad I did! I just love this project you did and how you styled the houses! In fact, even though I have a huge Christmas breakfast in my home tomorrow morning, I made my way over to Hobby lobby to pick up a set of the houses, primed and painted them, and hope to have them done for my party in the morning. That is how much I love these! Beautiful job and I can’t wait to read your blog! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you for such a HUGE compliment!!! You totally made my day! Thank you!!!💗

  11. Emily!!! These houses are such standout decor pieces! And you are right; they fit perfectly in addition to your vintage pieces. That gold glitter on the fooftops makes them even more special! I love your ideas! Top notch!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  12. Wow! What a deal. I love what you did with them. I bought a set of just 3 for $15.00. You hutch is darling.

    1. Thank you so much!! I got lucky to find some before they start packaging them together in sets of three. Happy Monday, my friend!!!💗

  13. LOVE these! I’m off to Hobby Lobby right now. I have the perfect place for them.

    1. Yay!! Thank you so much!!!

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