Friday Fun: Halloween House!

Hi Crafty Folks.

I hope that you have been having some fun and crafty times!

Today I’m going to share an altered art project using a plain, wooden house that you assemble yourself. The product is made by docrafts and is a 3D decoration. Now, I forgot to take a before picture of what the flat pack house looked like  so I have photographed other houses from the collection:


The one I picked for this project is the tall, town house 3D decoration.

Here is the how to:

I primed the house panels by painting them all on both sides, two layers,  with Black Gesso. You could also use acrylic paints for this – I just used what I had 🙂 :


I then decided to add a touch of something special – I decided to heat emboss all the panels. For the sides of the house I used a large,  music note stamp and Ranger Platinum embossing powder:

For the roof I used a white embossing powder and a scalloped border stamp:


I chose this border for two reasons: firstly the scallops emulate roof tiles and secondly the dots make me think of a snowy night.

Before I assembled the house together, I backed the front and back panels with white vellum. (You may know where I’m going with this now…).


Once I’d added the vellum and let the panels dry, I put the house together:


This house is now, almost, ready to be used as a Halloween decoration. I lightly sanded the tabs on one of the roof panels to make it easy to take off and add back on. The reason for this is so I can add a battery operated tea-light – remember battery operated NOT a candle.


Lit via a battery operated tea light.

With the tea light turned on the vellum glows and you have a spooky house!

Battery operated fairy lights would also look great – especially in different colours. If you only have the battery tea lights available, you could either colour the vellum with markers or even use coloured tissue paper.

I do plan on creating more of these and I am thinking of adding a few bats and even tiny ghosts to the overall effect.

Thank you for stopping by today folks,

Take Care and Happy Crafting!


(aka Jenny!)


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About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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6 Responses to Friday Fun: Halloween House!

  1. Samantha says:

    What a fun project!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. GREAT project Jenny, well made. Love everything about it.
    ~ Cobs. 🌷

    Liked by 1 person

  3. IdleEmma says:

    Love! Great idea, thing I need to add something to my shopping list now 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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