As promised, here are more Halloween Decoration ideas for your home. This is a series post, if you are interested, read Part 1. Again, I'll be sharing projects that I have found and made. I'll provide links and any additional tips you'll need to make this project successful! Thanks for reading!
Spooky Haunted House
This project is a little more elaborate and time consuming, but has super cute results!
This is a paper house with a battery-powered candle inside. I got it from Catherine Holden's Inspired Barn. However, since I have visited her site, she has deleted the post. You can still find this template on my Pinterest page. Just make sure it's only for personal use.
Making the house is pretty self explanatory. Even on the template it tells you where to cut and fold. I used a baking sheet to cover the back of the windows instead of buying a sheer paper. It also creates a sheer effect on your windows, and its something I already had in my home. I simply taped it onto the inside of the house before I folded it all together. Instead of using just black card stock, I purchased a textured scrapbook paper to add more to the look. I love it.
I printed out the template of the house on a separate piece of white paper and then traced it onto my black scrapbook paper with a silver sharpie that way I could see where to cut. If I was using a different color, I probably would’ve just printed it out on the scrapbook paper itself. To cut out the windows, you'll need a craft knife. Once you've cut it out and folded it, just glue it together on the extra flaps.
I couldn’t figure out how the roof fit onto the rest of the house from the template and directions provided (which are now gone). So I improvised. I cut off the roof from the rest of the template. Then, I glued the top of the roof together, then cut out the points you see on the edges. Afterwards, glued it back onto the rest of the house.
The house itself ends up being about 2 to 3 inches tall, but it’s still so cute! This is one of the templates you can use to create a little village. I was going to make another house, but I never made the time after I finished this one. I’m sure you have the freedom to cut out the roof in any style you want or even make the roof a different color than the house itself.
I also liked how easy it is to take the house off the base for easy access to the candle. You probably don’t even have to cut out a base, honestly.
I'm a little sad to find that this project has been removed from the blog universe. It's super cute and easy to make. I even bought a craft knife specifically for this project and have rarely used it since.
Give yourself a reason to turn on your lamp this Halloween!
This is a super easy project to get done. I saw the idea on Pinterest. I actually looked online for bat printables and found a free printable through Our Hopeful Home. You can also find this on my Halloween Pinterest page.
I cut out the bats and then taped this onto the part of the lamp shade you see. I didn't have enough bats to cover the entire circumference of the lamp shade, but then, why would put bats on the part of the lamp shade you can't see?
So far, I've probably only spent $15-$25 on decorations, probably even less! Most of the crafts I made were with things I already had; colored paper, twine, and acrylic paint. Then many of the other things I needed cost less than a dollar. Talk about awesome.
Thanks for reading, be sure to stay tuned for more Fall decor ideas. Soon, I'll be sharing my Thanksgiving crafts. You're going to love them! Subscribe if you wish, or join my Facebook or Pinterest page. See you next time!
Hello! My name is Char. Thank you for visiting my blog, CallCrafts. I am a wife and mother who LOVES to make things. Read tutorials on crafts I've created to decorate my home, for parties, and more! Read more about me in My Story.