Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Haunted Village


Here's a little Halloween craft we're sure the kiddos will enjoy.  My son didn't think that it was too scary....but I know he liked it! 

 We had tons of K&Co. paper left over from papering our pennant banners and we were determined not to let this cute paper go to waste.
We bought our paper pack at Michaels but I know you can purchase it here.  K&Co used the same design to make chipboard pieces and pop up Haunted houses, this inspired us to bring to life our own Haunted House.
We wandered down to the unfinished wood section and picked up these birdhouses for a dollar a piece.  Perfectly shaped for haunted houses!
We pulled the strings out and gave them a good coat of black paint.
My son was playing around with them the other day and lined them up in a row.  We thought it would be great to make a haunted row with them on a 2x4.  We cut up smaller pieces of wood to give the houses some height.
Using Mod Podge, we papered away.
We ended up pulling out the little perch for the birds so we could paper over the holes.
We drilled some holes for the dowles to hang the banners. We didn't glue any of the dowels so you can remove them for storage. I always end up with so many broken crafts, so we thought this would be a good solution.
We did the same with the large dowels. 
And this is where I stood back and watched Nicole work her paper magic on the wood.  I wasn't a lot of help, just a back seat driver ordering doors on one house ...pumpkins on the other. She's just so darn good with paper and wood...so I let her take over. :)
We made mini paper pennants, cutting paper triangles and hot gluing them to ribbon.  Nicole backed the top pennants with wire so we could shape them easily. 
We added more spider web yarn and ribbon to dress up the wood blocks. We used really fine wire to  hot glue the bats, ghosts and moon.  

My kids love chopping paper...any paper they can get their hands on.... I think I have six to eight pairs of  confiscated scissors tucked away on a high shelf.
These little paper triangles would be perfect for little hands to practice their scissoring skills. :)

I think this little haunted village needs to go straight to Nicole's house
~ where it can be adorned by her little girl with Little Pet Shops!


32 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Okay, I have to say, the eyeball wreath is a little freaky! But this Halloween village is absolutely adorable. Me and Zack (my almost 12 year old) don't do scary so this is right up our alley. :) Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. Best wishes, Tammy

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

oh my gosh! Ya'll have too much time on your hands! hehehe
It's fabulous! way to go!
gail

Krysten said...

I love this! I might have to imitate your idea for one of my spooktacular fall dance decorations!

You guys are he bestest!

Best,
Krysten
http://clickableparty.blogspot.com

steph said...

too, too, TOO cute!! l.o.v.e. it.

Connie said...

What a cute halloween display. I always see those wood bird houses and never get any inspiration on what to do with them. You guys are brilliant.

JC's Loft said...

That is so creative! I love it! Good job!!!!

Momma Button said...

CA-UTE!! I wish I had room for some! Lovin' the great Halloween ideas!

Jill said...

Alright! It's confirmed! You two are the New Martha Stewarts!!! I mean, this was just too cute!!!

richelle said...

Way too cute! It's even cuter in person!!!! LOVE IT!

Baker Family said...

Those are DARLING and not scary :) My kids would love this! Too cute!

<3

Risa

Lyndsey said...

I love them!! You guys did such a great job 0 AMAZING!!!

A Busy Nest said...

This is so cute! My daughter would love to make this but I'm not that crafty. I think this is more than crafty! Maybe I can make a simplified version. :)

~ Regan said...

Great idea, again! I didn't know Michael's sold things (so cute) for so cheap! I usually have the worst luck in there, but I think i'll try them again. I think this is so cute, especially with the banners!

Carl said...

so cute!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

SO CUTE!!!! My kids would love this.

Krystal said...

I love this! I'm featuring this post on my blog if you want to check it out.

sassysanctuary.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

I just came over through Craft Sanctuary and these are awesome. Side note, the Dollar Tree here has these little fences that would be a great addition to your village (after removing the bird and flower of course and some decorating like you did here). =) lilisbuzz.blogspot.com

Traci66 said...

This is great. I collect birdhouses in my kitchen, so this really catches my eye. I am going to have to borrow this idea. Thanks.

Phubie said...

What a cute and clever idea. I have to make it for my Halloween party.

Judy in Carefree said...

So very cute, but I have no more room to put or store anything Halloween...so sad because I would love to make one or two houses!

mommy2luke2008 said...

This is so cute! I'm putting it on my list for next year! I featured it on my friday favorites! http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-favorites_15.html

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

What an awesome little Halloween village. Love it!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is precious. I love!

Melissa said...

This is fantastic - love that paper line and the colors! The banner is super cute too!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

The Mama Monster said...

I freaking love this!!!

~The Mama Monster

Linh C. said...

This is so incredibly CUTE! I have to make this for next year. Maybe I can make one for Christmas, or Valentine's Day, or Easter, or....

LOL...gotta run to Michael's for those $1 birdhouses!

Dana said...

OMG that is the cutest ever... EVER!!!!!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I've got to tuck this little idea away for next year or maybe I could manage a Christmas village. So cute!

Courtney said...

This is so cute! I really love it! Thanks so much for linking up!

Courtney
scrapsnscribs.blogspot.com

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

how super fun!!! my girls would love to make these!! :)

Angela Lee said...

This is fabulous! My 7 year old boy loves anything he can craft. I think this would be right up his alley. I also think this idea would make a great Christmas Village for a fireplace mantel or hearth. I may try that too.

Angela
http://justgivemeaneedle.blogspot.com

Lisa Roberson said...

Totally awesome idea! I'm so glad I found ya'll today!

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