If you’re looking for DIY Halloween decorations—a chance to use your crafting powers for eeeeeeeeevil—may we suggest turning last summer’s fairy garden from whimsical to wicked? Think.Make.Share Blog Designer and all-around how-to genius Ashley H. is the brains behind our modern fairy garden workshop and the Hallmark kit it inspired. Just for fun, she invited her artist friends over to turn the same tiny template into miniature haunted houses.
Supplies for miniature haunted house Halloween decorations
- Tiny houses: Ashley made ours out of Crayola Model Magic. She rolled out a sheet, let it dry overnight, cut out house-shaped pieces, then hot-glued them together. Get ideas for your own here.
- Assorted scary things: Plastic frogs, snakes, spiders, bugs, skulls—whatever gives you nightmares.
- Natural materials: Moss, sticks, pebbles
- Black, gray, and orange paint, paper, glitter, beads, pom-poms, and other accessories
- Some sort of foundation: Foam core board, plates or shallow bowls, tree-stump slices…anything kind of flat and pretty sturdy will do.
- Hot glue gun and a bunch of glue sticks
- Scissors and craft knives
- Other creepy things you find in your craft closet
Charlie H. immediately goes to work painting his haunted house black.
Tom P. adds a tower and chimney to his miniature haunted house and decorates it with twirling vines and swirling ghouls.
Sam L. focuses on landscaping, surrounding her tiny haunted house with different varieties of moss.
Azusa O. takes an abstract, geometric approach to the project.
Tuesday S. seems to be creating an ordinary farmhouse scene. We’re not buying it.
Sam constructs a second story and tries some skeletal-looking columns.
Having given his house a coat of glitter and black pebble roof, Charlie starts on the surroundings.
Azusa blings out her spiders with some gold glitter.
Sam’s finished house is full of color and texture.
Charlie’s real estate includes a skull hidden behind the wood pile.
A spirit escapes from Tom’s haunted chimney.
Hints of gold and a limited color palette give Azusa’s house its ghastly glam curb appeal.
You can see the mid century modern influence in Rie E-Z’s spooky tower. (Also, those bats are seriously adorable.)
Annnnnnnd there’s the Tuesday we know: The giant spiders have arrived.
WE CAN KEEP YOU CRAFTING EVERY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER. GET INSPIRED.
You absolutely have to go make one of these miniature haunted houses for this year’s Halloween decorations—they’re seriously the most fun. Then snap it and share it with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram.