Creations, Haunted Halloween Mansion
I guess I should warn you…
I love Halloween!
NOT the creepy, ghoulish, bloody, scary stuff…
The CUTE and happy candy FUN stuff!
I bought this cardboard house at the craft store [Hobby Lobby]
and decided to turn it into a haunted Halloween mansion
It’s made out of thick, stiff cardboard
I lightly dry brushed some Graphite Gray paint on it, being careful not to get any area “wet,” whicn might cause the material to get soft or wrinkled
I used black on the roof
and a little orange brushed with a black overlay on the chimney
I wanted the house to look old, neglected and weathered
The fence came from the craft store too, it was just the right size!
Everything fit perfectly on a square rattan charger, so I “tiled” the front porch with candy corn tile and laid a popcorn jelly belly bean sidewalk
I made a bunting and some signs on the computer using PicMonkey
Save this to your computer, print out on card stock, and cut
Popsicle sticks make a great reinforcement for the card stock signs
Gather up everything you might use for decorating
Let the landscaping begin!
Bright yellow squares of paper are taped inside the upper windows to signify lamp light
There are Halloween umbrella “trees” and broom parking by the front fence
Trick or Treat pails are there for the grabbing
This is the intersection of Spooky St and Boo Blvd~that poor fellow on the porch has been waiting forever to see the witch
The witch is home by the way, you can tell by her hat on the roof
If you should be in the neighborhood, or passing by on Haunted Hwy, beware of spiders, ghosts and goblins….
Enter at your own risk!
I’m not going to start any Halloween decorating until the second week of October because if I do it too early I will get sick of it and it will make me crazy…
So this little Haunted Mansion is going to hang out on the top shelf of the baker’s rack in the kitchen
where I keep seasonal things for daily use, and Super Boy hides his Lego collection
It will be safe from pirates up there
And handy to grab when it’s time for some Halloween fun!
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