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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paper Haunted House

What's better than displaying a haunted house as part of your Halloween decor?  Displaying one that you made yourself of course!

Rachell at My Little Spot of Creativity has some serious talent when it comes to designing cut files.  She's made all kinds of 3-D boxes and furniture.  Take a few minutes looking around her blog.  You won't regret it!

She shared this file over the weekend for a haunted house and I started working on it as soon as I downloaded it.

Here are all the pieces cut out.

I folded each piece following the score marks.  


Then I glued yellow tissue paper to cover each window.  And I cut a circle into the bottom flap of the house.  (I could have added a circle into the file and my machine would have cut it for me--but I didn't think of it til later) 




I glued the house all together, added some ghosts and pumpkins, and set it down over a battery tea light.  I'm pretty sure I don't have to explain here why you shouldn't use a real flame.


So, while this isn't actually on display at my house yet, who else is also thinking about Halloween already?



8 comments:

  1. How fun I love it! come link up tomorrow at scrappy saturdays!

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  2. I love this, what a cute house. I would love for you to share this at Bacon time,
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
    come strut your stuff.

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  3. I've been thinking about fall decorations. I really like pumpkins, so I've been making some cute little paper pumpkins made out of paper that is NOT orange!

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  4. What a nice idea! I live in Germany and we do not really celebrate Haloween here. Well it is becoming more and more popular. I will try making it . Thank u for sharing

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  5. Thank you for sharing the link and your take on it! My toddlers would love to do this at home and it seems like it is something they could do (with help!).

    I hope you are able to share a post at the new It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

    Erika

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  6. So glad you linked up, I will be featuring your haunted house on Thur afternoon at Bacon Time.

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  7. awesome and so much talent in this piece great job

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