Friday, September 10, 2010

Haunted House

My sister from Ninny's Notes has inspired my somewhat creativity lately. While visiting her a few weeks ago we ended up one evening making Halloween ornaments for our fall trees. They were so easy. Then I got the bright idea to make a haunted house to decorate. They are so expensive to buy already made and I thought it would be fun to make one. I bought a cardboard house from Hobby Lobby and spray painted it black.

Then I used glitter and scrapbook Halloween decals to decorate it with. ( pumpkins, ghost, witches, cats, candy). I even put some in the house to make it look extra spooky. Before I display it I will put lights inside to light it up. I found some cute material at Hancocks Fabric store to set it on and fluff up around it. Now if I can just decide where to put it.
                                                                                            






I have a halltree with a bench that I could display it on or I could put it under my Halloween tree in the livingroom. Decisions, decisions. I do all these fun projects for my grandchildren. They love coming over and helping me decorate. In fact, they are a little crafty too. I always have something for them to make when they come over. One year we made pumpkin witches. The grandkids loved them. This year I'm going to buy the small version of the same house above and let them make a haunted house to take home. I'll go ahead and have them spray painted before they come and then they can use glitter and the same decals to decorate with. I'll take pictures and post them with their finished project.

Have a great weekend.
Christine


                                                                                      

8 comments:

Gloria said...

That is just adorable! Isn't it fun to do crafts with the grandkids? hehe

Milah said...

How cute! I think I'll borrow this idea, Thanks!

Jeff said...

That's a GREAT idea! Lizzie loves doing crafts and gets lots of opportunities at Becca's Daycare, but I rarely make anything with her. This might be a great daddy and Lizzie project. Thanks for the idea!

Miz Liz said...

The Haunted House is Awesome!!!
Make More.....a whole village :)

JackDaddy said...

I can't help but think of Phoebe's house on Friends that caught on fire when she put a candle inside of it!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

It looks great! I need to get to Hobby Lobby, never been! Enjoy your weekend!

Mel said...

It looks fantastic!!

Ninny said...

It sure was fun to make!! After you told me about yours, I couldn't stop myself and went and bought things at Hobby Lobby to make one, too. I'm going to tell a friend about it so she and her kids can make one. They're easy for kids to do.

Sis