Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DIY a Haunted Mansion

Ledge Village is my growing collection of paper houses. I have blogged about it frequently here, here and here. It was clear to me that the village would need a haunted house for the Halloween season and so I went about designing one. I included all that a classic haunted house needs - a turret, broken windows, falling timbers, a crooked fence, a swooping bat and a weeping tree.

I started with the Silhouette software and created a pattern.......

If you cut it, and follow my tutorial, you'll end up with something spooky like this....

It is designed in the style of Ledge Village so it is thin, with all details on the front. It can be perched in an unexpected spot, like on top of a door or window frame.

I think I need to buy some spider webs although I am fairly sure that if I leave it up until Halloween, they'll grow their own!

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  1. Very cute, I have a friend that would absolutely love this!

  2. can you make an unhaunted version of this house as well?

    1. Yes I can! Give me a week or two. I have another building in process first.

  3. Fantastic! Came over from Alderberry Hill

  4. How cool is this! thanks for sharing how you made it!

  5. Wow! I took a peak at some of your obsessions, very neat! Love this Halloween version, the tree and the bat are great touches.

    I linked over from the Inspiration Board Creative Link Party where I am participating too with Quilled School Bus and Keep Calm Free Printable and would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)