Make and decorate your own Little Halloween House this year with this fun tutorial!
When Scrapbook.com suggested to have some bloggers create and decorate Little Halloween House, I was quick to jump at the idea. Honestly, I love paper crafting and home decor, so this is the best of both worlds!
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Using the Christmas House cut files from Scrapbook.com I pulled out my craft stash to spookify them. It was tough to decide whether I wanted “cutesy Halloween” or “spooky Halloween.” Ultimately, I went with spooky Halloween after seeing all the fun miniature Halloween things from Tim Holtz Ideology… ummm, it was hard not to purchase everything.
Creating the Textured Brick House
My favorite aspect of this little Halloween House was creating the textured brick sides of the house. After cutting out the house sides with my Silhouette, I used a brick texture embossing folder and my die cutting machine to add the texture.
Put part of the house in the folder, spritz with a little water and run through the die cutting machine. Continue to do so with the rest of the house.
To color the brick, I used a dauber and Distress Oxide in Crackling Campfire and lightly colored the bricks in a circular motion. The color will appear bright on the black paper at first, but will then soften as it dries.
Creepy Green Windows
The windows are a creepy transparent green. To create this effect, I used a sheet of craft plastic and put a piece of apple green transparent adhesive vinyl on them. Then I just cut it out and glued it inside of the house. Through the window you can see the creepy doll and a skull and some other creepy items inside the house.
It is easiest to decorate the house and the roof before assembling the house. I used adhesive spray to the roof for keeping the moss on. Adding the roof to the house was probably the most challenging part of this (so really not hard at all.)
The platform is a lid from a box that I painted black. For the smoke from the chimney and the fog on the ground, I used some white wool roving. I like it because it adds a wispiness to the fog.
Need a snack while you make this? Try these Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies!
Add a battery powered candle or other light source to illuminate the house and enjoy!