Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween - Pictures of my Haunted House Halloween Costume

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Here is a pretty good photo of my completed halloween outfit at a coworker's party.


When I added the final touches to the house, the "stairway" piece was folded under the house so I forgot to decorate it. That's why the gray behind the stairway is kind of bland. I think I am going to paint it like stonework. The costume can still be used in the future even as a decor element.

Addendum November 2 - I wrote this before I finished the house.

These last photos are not really blogworthy, but taking a selfie while wearing a Halloween Haunted House outfit is not easy. I'm still working on the costume. I have about 3 more hours to get the roof on and get it a little more polished. The real photos will be posted later. Obviously someone will have to help me get better photos.

Bathroom mirror selfie

Better view of the front of the Haunted House outfit
Back side of the Haunted House costume
The real post will be later today or tomorrow. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Finally, the last 2 Halloween houses

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I made 2 houses as gifts for some friends of mine, one of whom has a dog named Josie. I found an online store that had a small ceramic yellow lab that looks like her so I made a cardboard witch hat for Josie to wear next to her Halloween house.

I used the same basic pattern that I designed for Jack's house and the rusted tin roof house. I made a total of 5 houses from that pattern. I don't really like making this particular house because I don't like making the porch, but I sure do like the way it looks when I'm done.

The first house below I covered in weathered wood paper that I downloaded from Cardboard Christmas. Since it printed kind of blue-looking, I painted it with some faded jeans distress paint and a little bit of black distress paint. I really like how it turned out.


You can see how I distressed the paint on this house. 


Close-up view of the rusted roof - made with alcohol inks on metallic tape

The next house I call "Josie's house" in honor of Josie the yellow lab.


Isn't Josie cute?
Side view of Josie's house
I will deliver these houses as a surprise tomorrow. I'll let you know how they react when they get their little houses.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Two More Houses have bases - the Flying Bat House and the Rusted Tin Roof House


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All of the information included in this blogpost has been moved to the new blog. You can find this post here. I'm planning on leaving this up for awhile so people who follow a link or pinterest pin won't run into a totally dead link. Please do visit me on my new blog. I think you find some cool stuff there. I try to include cool stuff anyway. Thank you. Lucy




Rusted Tin Roof Halloween House witch in window - paper and cardboard house for Halloween decor #putzhouse #halloweenhouse #littlecardboardhouse
Rusted Tin Roof House with Witch in Window

Rusted Tin Roof Halloween House made of cardboard and paper for Halloween decor #putzhouse #halloweenhouse #howtomakehalloweenhouse
Rusted Roof Tutorial to help you make a rusted effect for your paper crafts.

You can find the tutorial for how to make the rusted roof effect here.





Wednesday, October 7, 2015

More Little Cardboard Houses done

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I moved the information on these two houses, the steampunk key house and the Arachnid house to my new blog. You can find the post about these 2 cool houses here.








Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Silhouette House also finished

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The post about the Silhouette house has been moved to the new paperglitterglue.com blog here. It really is one of my favorite houses with all the figures in the windows. I also like the handout crookedy shingles on the roof.







Friday, October 2, 2015

Finally, the Five Gable Gothic House gets its base

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This post has been updated and now can be read on the paperglitterglue.com blog. Here is the link to the story about the 5 Gable Gothic House.



5 Gable Gothic Halloween House is a Halloween house made of paper and cardboard for Halloween decor #putzhouse #halloweenhouse #littlecardboardhouse
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween Houses for Head Start

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The article about this set of Halloween Houses has been moved to the new blog. Lots more photos there. Here is the link to read about my very first set of Halloween houses that I made to raise money for a Head Start School.


Back row houses:
Candy Corn 3 - tucked behind the green hacienda-type house and beside Jack's house
Rusted Tin roof house - also known as Jack's house
Clock House on a Frosty Morn - one of my very favorite co-workers bought this house
Triple Gable Gothic house - see previous blog photo - sold
Bat Wing House behind Black Hat Inn
Black Hat Inn - sold. Black Hat Inn raised the most money so far
Book House - better views in blog photos - sold (people were lined up for this book house)
Spider House - purple patterned paper house directly in front of the Book House - sold

Front row houses on the burlap:
Green House based on a type of Putz house called a Hacienda house - sold already
5 Gable Gothic (purple) House in front the the Green House, finishing that base today - sold
Bat Roof House with skeleton hand - sold
Steampunk Key House
Ghost Porch House
Candy Corn 1 - sold
Silhouette House - base will be finished today
Halloween Candy house - sold

Halloween paper houses ideas and inspiration to make your own
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