Haunted Halloween Mansion

Welcome to the September Creative Craft Blog Hop

hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather

A little Halloween fun today with a Spooky vignette

featuring a Haunted Mansion

It started with cardboard house I found at the craft store [Hobby Lobby]


I decided to turn it into a slightly spooky haunted house


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,”

which might cause the material to get soft or wrinkled

haunted house thepaintedapron.com

I used black and gray on the roof


and a little orange brushed with a black overlay on the chimney

halloween house thepaintedapron,com

I wanted the house to look old, neglected and weathered


I made a bunting and some signs on the computer using PicMonkey


Print out the signs on card stock, and cut them up

I colored a strip of white paper with brown marker

and glued it to a popsicle stick to make the sign post


Popsicle sticks make a great reinforcement for the card stock signs


Bright yellow squares of paper are taped inside the upper windows

to look like lamp light and Halloween picks of ghosts,

pumpkins and candy corn are peeking out the windows

Pumpkin and Frankenstein pails are ready for Trick or Treating

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!

Halloween is just around the corner

So make some Halloween decorations and have some crafty fun!

You won’t want to miss all the creative craft creations

of my talented friends~

you can visit them all on the links below

Birdz of a Feather DIY Sewing Kit

Life as a Leo Wife DIY Crystal Balls from Dollar Tree Supplies

Blue Sky at Home How to Decorate a Glass Vase with Twine

Patina and Paint Halloween Shadow Box

Purple Hues and Me DIY Clay Fall Leaf Dish

Apple Street Cottage A Denim Pumpkin Sign

Modern on Monticello Scrap Wood Black Cats for Fall

My Thrift Store Addiction Dressed Up Dollar Store Pumpkin Place Cards

The Painted Apron Haunted Halloween Mansion

Decorate and More with Tip Faux Terracotta Pumpkin Tutorial

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

47 Responses to “Haunted Halloween Mansion”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Spooktacular, Jenna!

  2. sarator says:

    Creepy, cool and fun! Had a laugh when I saw the house on top of the witch. Brings back memories of Wizard of Oz :).

  3. tammy says:

    I have used this house before to make Christmas houses. Why I never thought to use them for Halloween is beyond me. Great job!! Sign me up… I need a few of these for Halloween. Thanks for sharing!

  4. BERNADETTE says:

    You are incredible. I think I might try my hand at this project with my granddaughter. Thanks for the great directions.

  5. I’ve had that house (or one close to it) for years sitting undone on my shelf. Hopefully I can find the time before Halloween to make something as charming as this with it!

    • I have used the same house for holiday decorations too, decorated with gingerbread men, little plastic candy canes etc., they’re lots of fun the play with and style! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  6. This is fabulous!! What a fun project – you didn’t miss a detail!

  7. This is just too cool, Jenna.

  8. Jenna, your haunted house is fabulous! I can tell you had fun with this genius craft. This cardboard house would be fun to decorate for Christmas. Thanks for the spooktacular fun and Happy Thursday!

  9. Jenna, you mastered every detail possible. I love your haunted house, so adorable.

  10. Oh, I love this one Jenna!

  11. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, this is as cute as can be! I can tell you had fun decorating this spooky project! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  12. Kari says:

    Jenna you did good girl…you are so talented…I love your spooktaular house vignette.Hugs my friend

  13. Shelia says:

    Oh,my goodness! What a wonderful thing to do today–go blog hopping. And that cardboard house–what a find! It’s fantastic the way you transformed it with all the clever signs and extras.
    Doesn’t the spider know that “Nobody gets in to see the witch, not nobody, not nohow”?–Oh, wait, that was the Wizard of Oz. ; )
    Jenna, YOU are the wizard! Thanks for sharing your talents and getting us in the mood for some Halloween fun! Georgia Gal

    • Thanks Georgia Gal! These cardboard houses are so much fun to play with and style, I made some Christmas ones too a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Your tote should be arriving soon, it was sent priority mail from NY on Monday~

  14. Gail Griffin says:

    Jenna, I knew you would create something magnificent for this hop! How clever and imaginative! I love it!

  15. Ann says:

    This is such a fun project. You’ve added so many wonderful details that I can’t pick a favorite! Love it!

  16. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, this is just way to fun, thanks for the tutorial. I think your haunted house is so spooky cute, I wouldn’t dare enter it’s so scary. The sign post is perfect. Your grands will love this and I know you can’t wait to share it with them.

  17. Nancy says:

    Spooktacular! So fun!

  18. Nice creativeness!

  19. How cute! Your haunted house is perfect. You decorated it just right for your vignette.

  20. Marion says:

    You did such a great job with the haunted house. Welcome to my coy house!
    Joan,Marilyn and Marion

  21. Denise/My Home of All Seasons says:

    Ok so this is just the cutest Jenna! Great tutorial and I’m pinning this immediately! Adorable!

  22. NikiLEOwife says:

    I’ll be featuring your spooky mansion on tomorrow’s Crafty Creators! See you there!

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