What a festive Halloween decoration to place in your home. This is one of those Halloween projects that really get your creative mind turning!
Anne Rostad from Annes Paper Creations designed this spooky house. I suggest you to visit her blog to see more of her wonderful work. A big Thank You to Anne for sharing this fun creative project with us.
Use 2 small matchbook boxes from Graphic 45 as the base, and the chipboard for the house is from Accucut Craft. All other pieces are cut from chipboard (cut 4 strips 11 x 1 1/2 using 1.9 thickness). Paint the house, doors, lamp-post, and fence with Tim Holtz black crackle paint.
The largest door measures 4″on the largest side and 3 1/2″ on the other side, and 1 3/4″ wide. The rounded door measures 3″ on the largest side, 2″ on the other side, and 3/8″ wide. Use a glue gun to make the texture on the doors. Paint with crackle paint
Top to bottom measure 11 x 3 1/2″. Cut in the middle 1/4″ that is where the door is going on the top plate.
Here is the template for the house. Crackle paint and glue it on the back. Use acetate for the windows. Color in all corners with a yellow and brown Copic Marker. Cut out one more template in black cardstock and glue it on the back.
Template for lamp post, shelves for the backside for lights.
On the back side is the shelf where you will place electric candles.
Tim Holtz die On The Edge Fence was used for the front of the house.
Cut 10 strips of black cardstock 1 7/8″ and scor every 2 inches. Glue together. These create the pop ups from the drawer.
Whats in the drawers? A Skeletal man pops out!
Now you can add some altered bottles, a bike and key hole with a chain around the door.
What an incredible project! So give it a try, you will love the end result. And what a fun Holiday decoration you will enjoy for years to come.
Here is the link to the video tutorial on making this Spooky Haunted House.
Graphic 45 Items:
- Matchboxes (2) 3 X 5 – Graphic 45
- Metal Label Holders (2) – Graphic 45
- Ornate Metal Key Hole– Graphic 45
- Ornate Metal Key – Graphic 45
- Chipboard – Accucut Craft
- On The Edge– Tim Holtz
- Branch Tree Die – Tim Holtz
- Lantern Die – Tim Holtz
- Wish Bone Bottles – Tim Holtz
- Black Crackle Paint – Tim Holtz
- Black Gesso Paint – Claudine Hellmuth
- Chain -Esty
- Door Closure- Etsy
- Bike – Etsy
- Wire – Etsy
- Copic Markers
- Black Thread
- Wood Stick