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!
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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.
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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: