Halloween Haunted House Project

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Make sure your home is suitably decorated this Autumn with this Halloween haunted house project.

There are lots of different ways in which the house can be decorated, for mine I decided to keep it simple and use craft acrylics to paint the body of the house and then glitter to add accents, and no haunted house would be complete without a pom pom garland!

Halloween Haunted House Project

Suitable for : Beginners to intermediates
Time to make : Two hours (plus drying time)

You Will Need

How to Make

1. Start by painting the entire house with black paint and leave to dry. You may find that you need to go over a few patchy areas that you missed the first time round.

2. Once dry, cover the roof (minus the chimney) in a layer of PVA glue and then sprinkle over black glitter. Leave to dry.

3. Whilst the roof is drying use a thin paint brush to outline one of the windows and then sprinkle over glitter, tap off any excess and repeat the process with the remaining windows, and then leave to dry.

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4. Once the glittered roof is dry go over with a thin layer of PVA glue, which will help to ‘seal’ the glitter so that it all stays put!

5. Do the same with the glittered windows, making sure that it has dried first before applying the glue.

6. Measure the triangular sections on the front and sides of the roof section, and cut out decoupage papers to fit the area. Use PVA glue to secure in place.

7. Make a pom pom garland to go around the house using different sizes and colours of poms, using a needle to thread the poms onto the garland.

8. Use a glue gun to secure the garland on each corner of the roof.

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9. Cut triangles from decorative paper and any offcuts of card that you may have and spell out your greeting using a black felt tip. Attach each triangle to the black thread using a glue gun and then secure to the front of the house.

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