When I first saw Amy's tutorial and seeing all the little details in her doll house, I just had to make one. Every time I go back to look at Amy's doll house, I always find something new. That is just sooo cool!
My haunted house is a work in progress. There are a few more details I would like to add and I will share with you as I go along. So today, let's start from the beginning...
First, visit Amy's tutorial here. It will help you on what materials you will need and how to construct your house. Now my construction is a little different. Mine went upwards. If you are interested on building one like mine, let me know!
I gathered all my materials. Notice the little wood dolls? I'll show you that later! (((giggle)))
My lovely and talented assistant did all the cutting.
After all the pieces were cut, I started attaching the walls. There's a catch... I want to be able to use this house for years to come, so I need to design it to lay flat for easy storing. I used duct tape. The trick is putting the tape on one side of the wall so it can collapse.
It was after taking this shot when I realized, "Oh shoot! I forgot the attic! Grrrrrrr!"
Once I had all the walls, both interior and exterior covered, I was ready to decorate!
Let's start with the foyer...
I bought a pack of sticky spiders at a Halloween shop and used it throughout the house. The mirror was from a piece of scrapbook paper and aluminum foil.
The table is made from left over pieces of foam board, a small spool of thread and lace from my scraps. I had to add an extra piece of foam board to give a little heighth.
The candle holders are my favorite in this room. Luckily, I had jewelry findings.
I used bead caps, spacers, a long cylinder shaped bead, glue and thin twine.
I inserted the twine into the bead, trimmed and marked the the tip of the thread with a black marker to make it look like it was lit.
And that is how I did the foyer!
Let's move onto the living room...
The two chairs are from Lily's "Ben-Ten" toys. Yes, she loves playing with action figures. The seats are from an RV. For the curtains, I used lace.
I wanted to have a table with a decanter and cups and I used more jewelry findings (a pendant and bead caps). The table is made from an abalone pendant and bobby pins.
The chandelier is an earring.
So far, that is my living room and foyer.
Next week, I'll share with you the bedrooms and the attic!