Saturday, February 25, 2017

Halloween Houses for Habitat

Please join me on my new blog - where this project is included with more already added. Thank you. I hope to see you there.

You can read about this little cardboard house on my new blog. I am leaving a photo here in case you follow a link (usually from Pinterest) here and you can find my new blog. I have been making lots of cool new projects if you want to see.


  1. I am so excited you got your idea accepted! Yeah!

    I like the tree you did yourself! the built up land under the house is really a great idea!

    I think you should do a camping trailer!

  2. I love how you built the base up for your lovely Halloween house and the tree looks very realistic. Huge congratulations, I am sure you will raise a lot of money for Habitat for Humanity! Anne x

  3. Love seeing this house Lucy! I really like how you elevated the ground under the house - very interesting. You said this house is one of your custom dies - but I am wondering how you got the look of the planks/siding?? Did you cut individual pieces of cardboard/paper or is it painted?? And I was thinking about your houses earlier today and wondering how big they are. Would you share dimensions? Thanks!

  4. Thank you, Lynn and Anne and Laney. I love your comments.

    Lynn, I think making a camping trailer is a great idea. I will do that.

    Laney, you asked about the siding. I aged and crackled some 110# cardstock or thin cardboard (can't remember which). Usually I paint it black with white on top, but I think this was black paint, crackle medium, white paint, then some grey. Then I cut it out with my guillotine cutter into very thin strips. Before I assembled the house I glue the pieces on each side leaving a small open space at the fold lines. Then I cut out the windows and doors. It is much easier this way. You also asked about the sizes - lately I've been making them smaller because I think it makes it easier for people to find a place to put them. This die makes a house 3.25 inches in the front, 1.5 inches deep and 4 inches high. I will write a post to explain some of these details.

  5. WOW this is amazing, love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.