Pumpkin House Tutorial

Hi there! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating a cute pumpkin house!

 

This project is perfect for those who prefer Halloween decorations that are cute, rather than spooky or scary. It only requires minimal carving, and you could even personalize it to look like your own home! Because it isn’t spooky, you can also leave it up all through Fall to Thanksgiving.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour

Materials:

  • A Pumpkin (I used a fake one, but you could adapt it to use a real one)
  • Cutting tool (I used an X-acto knife – be SUPER careful! 🙂 )
  • Pinecones
  • Toothpicks
  • Black spanish moss
  • Card stock paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Wire
  • Hot glue
  • Permanent marker (in a color similar to the pumpkin)

 

Happy Halloween!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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Haunted House Halloween Snow Globe

 

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating this Halloween style snow globe with a paper haunted house in it!

 

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Halloween Snow Globe Patterns

 

Materials:

  • Wide mouth Mason Jar – Quart Size (It must be this size or larger, so the house will fit)
  • Card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice (I used patterned purple, black, white, orange & green)
  • Spanish moss (I used a special Halloween kind that was dyed black)
  • A small paper cup or other object to raise the house up in the jar
  • Hot glue
  • Fishing line or other thin thread
  • Scissors
  • A score tool of some kind (I use this one – an old pen that doesn’t work works well, also)
  • Pencil
  • X-acto Knife
  • An LED tea light

 

Have a cutting machine? SVG file to create this project is now available for purchase here

 

Happy Halloween!

Let me know of you have questions 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Paper Treat Box Luminaries

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating these easy and cute paper treat holders for Halloween!

In addition to being treat holders, these make great luminaries – just put a light in them! So if you’re not big on candy, you can use these as luminaries instead!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Jack-o-lantern treat box

Cat treat box

Frankenstein treat box

 

Have a cutting machine? SVG files for this project now available for purchase here

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or construction paper in various colors
  • X-acto knife or other craft knife
  • Glue (I like using hot glue, but use what you have)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White pencil or gel pen, I used this one
  • Black pen or marker

 

Happy Halloween!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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Paper Haunted House Tutorial

Paper Haunted Houses
New video! This one shows how to create these paper haunted houses that you can fill with candy!

And when the candy is gone, you can put a light in them (not a candle, though 🙂 )
and use them as luminaries!

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: 

  • Cardstock or construction paper in various colors
  • Xacto craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Haunted House 1

Haunted House 2

 

Let me know if you have questions! 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

 

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Halloween Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial

In this video tutorial, learn how to create this Halloween themed paper gingerbread house!

 

My paper gingerbread house tutorial got a really positive response, so I decided to make a Halloween version! This is a really fun project that can be customized with whatever supplies you’d like, and is great for kids, too! It is much easier (and less messy!) to make than a real gingerbread house. It would work great as a cute centerpiece for a table or anywhere else. Put some led tea lights in it and it glows!

 

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 1

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 2

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 3

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 4

 

Have a cutting machine? There is an SVG file of this house now available for purchase here!

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Diorama Tutorial

Hi, everyone! In this video tutorial, create a pumpkin diorama with a miniature paper haunted house in it!

 

Pumpkin dioramas are very popular again this year and they are so fun to make! You can really get creative with these. If you don’t want to do any carving (or minimal-carving), this is a great pumpkin decorating idea!

 

 

Click here to view & print the pattern for the house:

Mini haunted house pattern

 

Materials:

•fake pumpkin (from Michaels, with the opening pre-cut)
Xacto knife or scissors with sharp point
•card stock or construction paper in multiple colors
hot glue gun
•black spanish moss (JoAnns)
•firefly lights or an led tea light (Hobby Lobby)
•mini pumpkins (Hobby Lobby)
•pebbles (from my garden)

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Halloween Countdown Pumpkin Tutorial

New video! October is here, which means Halloween is quickly approaching. Here is a tutorial to create a chalkboard pumpkin to count down to Halloween with!

 

 
Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • a faux pumpkin
  • chalkboard paint
  • acrylic paint in your lettering colors
  • small & large paint brushes
  • pencil
  • chalk

 

1. Use the pencil to draw an outline of where the chalkboard paint will go on the pumpkin.
2. Fill this area in with chalkboard paint. It’s best to do at least 2 coats – let dry an hour between coats.
3. Use the acrylic paint to add a border and the “days until Halloween” lettering.
4. Use the chalk to write in the number of days until Halloween. That’s it!
This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium. 
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