I decided to start this blog really because I am busy making lots of little Halloween cardboard houses to sell for the Head Start school we support for Christmas. I kept posting them on my “Green in Greenville” blog which is mostly about what I’ve done to make my home (and family member’s homes) more energy efficient. I am very serious about energy efficiency and conservation of resources so my crafty articles didn’t match very well with that blog. Hence the new crafty blog. I think it frees me up to be more creative on both blogs.
So for my first post I am going to post some photos of the Halloween cardboard houses, I hope you enjoy them. I’ve named every house and I’ll give you a little background on each one. They are listed below in roughly the order that I made them. I’ve got a total of 20 houses, though I’m not posting all of those in this post.
3 Gable Gothic is the name of this house. I wanted the gables to be elongated and kind of spooky. That is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die to make the spooky tree. I glued a half of the tree to the back so it would stand up. This house is not on a base yet or decorated with Halloween elements around the base. Really need to do that.
I call this house – 5 Gable Gothic. I think I did a much better job on the arches and the roof on this pattern. I like the arched windows too. This one also needs a base and decor.
This house is just called the Green House. It’s based on a style of little cardboard houses called “Hacienda” houses. It’s another house that is not on a base or fully decorated which will make a huge difference in how it looks.
I call this the Flying Witch House. It is one of my favorites. I really worked hard on the shingles and I hand drew the wood grain on the paper covering the house. The fence is a retired Martha Stewart punch that I really like. And the witch is also made from a retired Martha Stewart punch that I bought on ebay.
My younger brother loves this house. It is called the Flying Bat house because of the 6 bats that are dangling from the house. They are hard to see in the photo though. John loves this house because the door is in the shape of a coffin and he just thinks that is so cool.
The Silhouette House is a very fun house because all of the windows and even the door have silhouettes in them that look great when light shines through them. I really like this house. Again – gotta put it on a base and add some halloween decor.
I actually have one other project I’ve completed, but I don’t have good photos. It is more like a diorama than a house per se. I will post this project when I have good photos.
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