Halloween Decorations To Make
Create You Own Haunted House!
Looking for easy Halloween decorations to make? This is one of my favorite Halloween decorating ideas I have ever made! When I start rumbling through the attic looking for my Halloween decorations, I'm just like a little kid! Leaves are falling outside, crows are beginning to gather in my yard, spiders help me out by adding more webs in my house, and things begin to go bump in the night.
When I have my annual costume party every year, this my holiday centerpiece on my buffet. It didn't cost much at all and everyone loves it! So, here is an easy, cheap Halloween decoration to make, that is really unique!
I saw an article in a Country Living magazine a few years ago, and added my own flavor to this Halloween craft idea.
Okay, this house was a dollhouse: an old, pink, and beat up dollhouse! It took just a can of black spray paint, and then a few items from a craft store to adorn my little haunted house.
I wish I would of taken a photo before I started this project, but this house is similar to the one I found being thrown in the trash!
First, I used flat black spray paint to paint the inside and the outside of the dollhouse. Once it was dry I then applied a top coat of gloss polyurethane sealer.
Next, I used acrylic paint to accent the dollhouse. My main colors were black, purple, orange, and yellow. Then I added some purple glitter on top of where I painted purple.
I found some Dept. 56 orange battery operated lights online and attached them to the little porch using low-heat hot glue. If you can't find any of these lights, use battery operated Christmas lights.
The little grandfather clock in the window came from the section of the craft store that carries miniatures for dollhouses. I found quite a few things for this house. When it comes to Halloween decorations to make, sometimes the best ideas are found when you stroll down the store aisles!
I painted the inside of the window cream, so that all of my Halloween decorations would show.
The curtains are made out of cheesecloth. I wanted them to look old and tattered, so I soaked them in a bowl of tea.
A simple hand-painted name on the mailbox stands out. We affectionately call my mother-in-law "Hazel", so I thought it was appropriate for a witch's house.
The cheesecloth was used again for the curtains, and a little grapevine wreath fit perfectly in the window!
I love this window! I went on-line and got a photo of a witch; sized it just right to fit into this scrapbooking frame! It really has the look of vintage Halloween decorations! Tell me that isn't too awesome! She's quite scary!
This is such an inviting front porch! Little pumpkins, little broom, and notice the inviting welcoming sign; what else could you ask for? To add even more fun to my haunted house, I painted the name "Hazel" on the mailbox sign.
This is a fun and easy Halloween DIY project that you will enjoy for years to come. Don't be afraid to give it a try! It doesn't have to be perfect!
If you would like to do this project on a much smaller scale, craft stores sell small cardboard houses that are about 12" to 16" high. You could do one house, or get really creative and do several to display on a table.
So, if you haven't really done a lot of decorating for Halloween, there is no time like the present! After all, witches, goblins, and ghosts only visit for a short time!
I hope you enjoyed one of my favorite Halloween decorations to make idea! Have a wonderful holiday!
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