Greetings, Roadies! Jess here today with a little Halloween fun. I get more excited to gear up for Halloween than I do for any other holiday! I love creating little home decor pieces each year to add to my collection of spooky and whimsical decorations.
This year I created this fun Halloween haunted house from a cheap Target Christmas house that I found in the dollar spot last year. Sometimes you just have to look beyond the packaging to see new possibilities!
I covered the house in acrylic paint and Halloween themed paper to start. I used punched strips for the roof. All of this served as a base for adding all kinds of fun embellishments. I started with adding the gray lace crochet tape to the bottom and hot gluing the avocado green glitter tulle to the underside so it flares out and looks like grass below the house.
I added the Maya Road wood protractor above the door, painted the same green so it would blend in. I love the metal clock charm above the door. But my favorite tiny addition in the adorable set of metal keys hung up in the entrance. Watch out... you don't know who lives in there!
I created the windows from a set of ornate resin frames and some trimmed up chipboard houses. Again I had to think creatively for the window panes but I love coming up with new shapes from my chipboard pieces.
And how cute is that little stack of mini wood slices?! I layered them into a tree stump for my paper raven. A sprinkling of paper roses along the base completed the lower embellishment area.
The chimney was a perfect anchor for the large bottle cap moon I added. I also fussy cut two bats and added them with foam tape (on the bottle cap) and a length of twisted wire (free floating). I used a chunk of cork glued to the back side of the bottle cap to secure the two star pins.
Finally, I managed to carve out the bottom enough to slip a battery operated tea light under the doorway. It's a super cute touch to have it glowing on my mantel!
Thanks for joining me today... Happy Haunting!
Maya Road Supplies:
- Measure Once, Cut Twice Wood Embellishments
- Ken Oliver Clocks and Hands
- Vintage Metal Key Ring Charms
- Avocado Green Pleated Glitter Tulle
- Vintage Lace Tape: Fog
- Ornate Resin Frame: Grey
- Welcome Home Chipboard Set
- Mixed Mini Wood Slices
- Small Vintage Paper Flowers: White
- Jumbo Bottle Cap
- Yellow Star Pins