When I spotted these wooden haunted house cutouts at Dollar Tree last year I had a brilliant idea (well, I thought it was brilliant) pop into my head! The bad news is that Dollar Tree has not been carrying these this year. The good news is you can find similar ones on Etsy. This is the perfect halloween display for the coming spooky season!
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This is just the thing for Haunted Mansion fans! My favorite part of this home display is I can display this in a new location every year wherever I want to have some Halloween decor.
Make your haunted house display:
Decide what size you want your display to be and gather the number of houses you want for your display. Paint your houses black on one side. I used spray paint, but you can use acrylic paint also.
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After the paint is dry, set each house over a piece of wax paper. Turn it over and use glue or tape to attach wax paper to the back of each house.
Get a one inch by two inch board the length of your haunted street and paint it black. This will support your houses. When you have the wax paper on the back of all of your houses, use a good adhesive like Gorilla Glue adhesive to attach the houses to the board.
When the houses are all attached to your board, you are ready to add a little light show! I used purple and orange lights that had options for flashing lights or other different lighting effects. The lights are battery operated so the street of haunted houses can be displayed most anywhere.
I used tape to attach the lights to the wax paper so that the lights were positioned behind the windows of the houses. If you want a haunted yard for your houses, you could add spanish moss along the board that supports the houses and add some dollar store pumpkins or skeletons. Let the whole family express their own idea of Halloween fun with your own little home haunts!
On Halloween night or if you are hosting a Halloween party, add strobe lights or fog machines around your haunted houses for special effects! If you want to create a hocus pocus theme, get some little figurines like these from Spirit Halloween!
I displayed this both on the mantel and on the shelf above my cooktop. You could use this as a creative window display with special lighting effects behind your houses. You could alter this every year setting different scenes with your haunted houses. You can even let younger kids decorate around your street of haunted houses. Use Dollar Tree items to make a pumpkin patch, spider web or hill cemetery along your street. You will be all ready for the Halloween season with home displays like this one!
Supplies for making your own haunted house display:
Wooden haunted house cut out
Spooky wooden tree cut out
Variety of haunted house shapes (maximum height available is 10 inches)
Orange and purple Halloween lights
Black spray paint
Black acrylic paint
Hocus Pocus figurines
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More diy Halloween projects:
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Even little kids will love this fun display!
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