Friday, October 25, 2013

Haunted Halloween Doll House

A week or two ago I saw this Haunted Dolls House on the Mr. Printables website & knew that Grady would love it.  I also knew that I wanted to make one & had a ton of ideas on how to tweak & personalize it!

Mr. Printables has a printable (obviously) template to help you cut out the walls & floors, as well as some paper pieces to use in decorating your house.  (I didn't use the paper pieces on mine.)  They also give you some tips on creating spooky peg dolls.  I found inspiration for the rest of the peg dolls by searching on Pinterest, Google, & Etsy.


Meet this motley crew of spooks & ghouls!  Grady & I both love the kitty best.



I even painted a Grady peg doll dressed up in his Lone Ranger Halloween costume & surprised him with it this morning!  He just giggled when he saw it & asked where I got the pumpkin halloween bucket.  (I have a jar of pumpkin potpourri that I painted & glued a felt handle on.)  He's all ready to go trick-or-treating at the haunted house - if he dares!  Good thing he's got his 6-shooter along!



Some creepy monsters waiting by the rope ladder.


I love the ghost peeking through the window!


The pieces of the house slide easily together so you can take it apart making it simple to store!


A few close-up shots of our motley crew!




Some of the things I tweaked:
  • I painted the house with chalkboard paint.  (I thought it would be fun to draw different things on the walls & floors & be able to erase them!)
  • We made a whole fireplace instead of just a chimney.
  • Added a fence around the porch.
  • Added a crooked ladder to get upstairs.
  • Added a rope from the 1st to 2nd story (Grady's brilliant idea!).
If any of you have created a Halloween haunted doll house or peg dolls, please share them!  I think I've found a new addiction.  I'm just imagining how fun a "Night before Christmas" house would be...or maybe Santa's workshop???

8 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I especially love your sleepy little ghost.

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  2. You did such an amazing job! I love the idea of the blackboard paint and your peg doll are fantastic. My son now wants to make one with the crew from Scooby Doo thrown in to catch all the monsters!

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