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



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


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



•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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Butterfly Pet Costume Tutorial


Pug wearing butterfly costume
Mischief in his butterfly costume

Hi, everyone!

This tutorial shows how to create this cute butterfly costume for your dog or cat!

It takes a little time to make, but the results are pretty adorable…

Time needed: ~1-2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

For this costume, you will need:

  • black stiff felt
  • blue felt
  • white felt
  • ribbon
  • a pipe cleaner
  • 2 pom poms
  • a glue gun
  • paper
  • scissors

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

This tutorial 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


  • 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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