The Haunted House

 Today's  project was inspired by something I saw at the Dollar Spot in Target.  Naturally, I forgot to take a photo of it, but it was a simple haunted house made from chipboard or balsa wood ( I can't remember which) with a place for a tealight behind it.  I knew I could improve upon it, so I did!  

Welcome to the Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather.   If you just came from Niki @ Life as a LEO Wife, welcome to the Cottage.  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.

The first thing I did was head to Design Space to search for a haunted house. As you can see, the one I chose was pretty detailed, but since my Maker was cutting it, I was fine with that.  Full disclosure:  It took HOURS to cut!  If you don't want to run your Cricut that long or you don't have one, cut a simpler design with an craft knife.  I also just saw a cute haunted house at the dollar store!
I also forgot to take a photo of it before I painted it, so here's the piece a chipboard I used.
Yes, I had already folded it to go in the trash! 

The haunted house was given two coats of black spray paint.
Next came the lighting.  I used this this little set of lights from the dollar store:
The string of lights was wound around the back of the house and taped in place.
Once satisfied with that, I attached the battery box with velcro.
The battery box also provided the support for the Haunted House to stand.
The only thing left to do was turn on the lights!
I think the purple lights are a vast improvement over a tealight, giving the Haunted House more of a spooky effect.  

Happy Halloween!

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Remember, this is a blog hop so it's time to visit Terrie @ Decorate & More With Tip. Once you've stopped by to see her, be sure to visit all of the others for more inspiration!  Here's the list:

Comments

  1. Your haunted house is too cute and adorable, Ann! And of course I love the purple lighting! I'm sure the lighted house is the focal point in any room you choose! What a cool way to add some Halloween magic!

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    1. I knew you'd love the purple, Gail! Right now it's sitting on a little table in the living room and my husband even commented on how good it looks. Happy Halloween!

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  2. The detail you got with the Cricut is fantastic and those purple.LEDs are amazing to light it and amp up that spook factor! Well done Ann!

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    1. Thank you, Sara. I LOVE my Maker - the possibilities are endless!

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  3. Wow, how cool is this! The cricut machine is amazing, so much detail! Love the purple lighting, very scary!! Such a cute idea!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna. The Maker is an amazing machine. It really improved on the Target house idea!

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  4. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this! So cute. I cut out a design once that took hours to cut out and it was so hard to wait for it to be done! I do love cutting machines though - they make everything look so much cleaner. Great job, Ann.

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    1. Thank you so much...I thought this one would never finish cutting! So glad you like it!

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  5. OKay... I finally figured how how to not post a comment as anonymous! ( face slap!) See comment above and hopefully next month I will remember!

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    1. HaHa! No worries, Tammy. Technology is wonderful, isn't it???

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  6. Ann, your haunted house is wonderfully eerie and so dramatic!

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  7. Ann you come up with the cutest things. This would be perfect for a Halloween party. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The details of this haunted house are fantastic. I can see why it took so long to cut out. The house looks great though so definitely worth the time and effort. Pinned. Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. The Maker really did a great job.

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  9. I like all the little details. It look fantastic.

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  10. This turned out amazing! Love it!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  11. Great project. As another purple-lover, I loved the lights, too!

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  12. You're so smart! The project turned out fantastic -- very spooky!
    Thank you for sharing this post at the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 39.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  13. This is cute! Thank you for sharing this with Your Moment Blog Hop! https://juliejewels.blogspot.com/

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  14. Darling little project. Spooky and I love the added lights. I am happy to feature your Haunted house at Love Your Creativity. Happy Halloween.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I'll be sure to stop by!

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  15. Ann that is crazy good! I love how simple it is, but how very, very effective the lights are...just perfect!!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. It was fun to make. We sit every night looking at it in the living room!

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