Cheesy craft time! I’m working hard for random moments of happiness this year, wherever they come from…enter a birdhouse Halloween village I forced my kids to make with me in August haha. It was 100% inspired by this mommy and me Halloween village on A Beautiful Mess, done with children younger than my reluctant tweens. My kids teased me the entire time and acted too cool – but they secretly got way into it. The birdhouses, which come in all shapes and sizes, and mini jack-o-lanterns are all from Michaels, by the way. This was all about a fun distracting afternoon craft for us, but if you want a sleeker non-mommy and me project here’s a creepier monochrome version! Happy almost October!