Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Haunted House

If you were following my blog last year you may remember the Christmas Cottage I had made from one of two houses I had bought for $1 each at Liquidation World . Well as promised I said that I would make a Haunted House this year for Halloween from the house that was left.

With a simple coat of paint (and some distressing) you can really make it something new:

I made a 'beware' sign from broken Popsicle sticks which I painted and hot glued together.
I also made the little pumpkins out of felt (tutorial coming soon).

I wanted to make the door way a little bit more 'creepy' but the mesh that was already in place made things a challenge. I decided to try and paint something that resembled a spider web and a little spider over top of the mesh, and this is what I came up with...

I wanted to incorporate a bat somehow and decided to put him on the very top, coming out of the chimney/steeple?...I decided to hammer in a small nail which I then painted black and hot glued two felt pieces (cut out in a bat shape) together with the nail in between.

...and there you have it my cute but spooky Haunted House.

linking to:
Sugar and Dots
Someday Crafts
Tatertots and jello
let birds fly

Come Together Kids


  1. This is a fantastic transformation! I’d love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  2. Oh, my! This is "spooktacular", Justine! Those little pumpkins are A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E, and I love the bat on the spire! (Kinda reminds me of a bat weather vane). Wish I had a Liquidation World store close by!

    Also, thanks for always leaving such kind comments on my blog - I really appreciate your imput! For some weird reason, your email address doesn't show up in your comments that come through my email just says something like "comments @ noreply". Would you mind sending me your email address? Mine is

    Thanks! Have a GREAT day! :)


  3. Meant to say "input", not "imput" - good grief!

  4. This is so unique and awesome..So creative..Im Marilyn and your newest follower..I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday creative linky party pweease -- TY .. ..Lovely blog :))


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