We’re rounding out the week with a really amazing trick-or-treat haunted house created by Design Team member Juliana Michaels.
Are you ready for a little awesome?
Trick-or-Treat Haunted House
I just love Halloween and decorating for Halloween is one of my favorite things to do. With that being said, I couldn’t resist creating a Trick or Treat Halloween birdhouse using the new Thirty One collection.
The wooden birdhouse that I used as the base of the my project was purchased from a local craft supply store. I like to look for ones that are either on sale or clearance and then I save them for projects just like this. They are so much fun to alter with patterned papers and stickers and once finished, they can become the perfect piece to add to your holiday decor!
SUPPLIES:Thirty One Pumpkin Patch Patterned Paper (732295)Thirty One Hocus Pocus Patterned Paper (732291)Thirty One Dreadful Patterned Paper (732297)Thirty One Enchanted Patterned Paper (732299)Thirty One Icon Stickers (732304)Basics Purple Mini Dot (751390)Knock Outs Border Punch Kit (63013)Glitter Candy Dots Black (744291)
INSTRUCTIONS:Purchase a wooden birdhouse at a local craft supply store.
Paint the roof, underside of the roof, any openings and all of the edges with a color of acrylic paint that coordinates with the patterned paper you will be using on the section. I choose to use black for mine.
To cover the birdhouse with patterned paper you will need to create a template using white copy paper or a transparency.
Place the paper/transparency on the birdhouse. crease the paper along the edges and then use a pencil to draw the edges. Cut out the template, just outside the drawn edges and place it on the birdhouse to make sure it fits properly. Trim it to fit as needed.
Next, place the template on the patterned paper and trace around it. Cut it out and adhere it to the birdhouse using Yes! Paste or your favorite adhesive.
The roof is made up of ½” strips cut from patterned paper. Run the strips through a paper crimper and then cut them into small pieces to create “shingles”. Adhere them to the roof using a hot glue gun to help provide more dimension.
Punch strips from patterned paper using the border punch, trim and adhere to edge of roof and base of birdhouse using hot glue glue. Cut 1/4” strips of purple patterned paper and adhere along roof edges. Embellish roof edges with Glitter Candy Dots.
Decorate house with Icon Stickers and attach them with Foam Tabs as needed for added dimension.