Friday, September 29, 2017

Spooky Wee Houses

Halloween is just around the corner so I thought that this month I'd make something spooky for that sweet holiday. Using products from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts,  Canvas Corp and 7Gypsies.

I've used the Cabana Row Houses as my base. There's 5 in the set and so you can create quite a nice little haunted neighbourhood!

Some of the houses are covered using papers from 7Gypsies. Some are simply painted white, decorated with Architextures™ Parchment Rub-Ons and then distressed.

Each of the houses uses pieces from the Miniature Bookplates Shape Set as windows. Creating the rooves was super simple with burlap pieces from Canvas Corp

There are plenty of embellishment opportunites. I've used Faux Metal Number Plates 1 to 25 but don't forget the larger Faux Metal Number Plates and Gears Shape Set would be super cool for a steampunk haunted neighbourhood. Go check out all the shapes available at Gypsy Soul and I'm sure you'll find some inspiration.

For a final touch I've added plastic spider and ants from the halloween aisle at the dollar store. 

Want to make your own? I've created a walk through with some simple practical tips HERE

And here are the goods I used in making my own little spooky neighbourhood.
7Gypsies Paper
Architextures™ Parchment Rub-Ons
Burlap from Canvas Corp
Plastic spiders
Vintage images
Acrylic Paint
Hot Glue
White Glue


  1. These are quite lovely. They remind me of the Spirit Houses in the grave yard in Eklutna, Alaska. I saw beautiful Spirit Houses for the dead in Indonesia, too. Houses for the dead...a fascinating subject.

  2. Love your wee houses. I have a few to do myself. Not spooky tho', pre-cut papers already to go. Darn.
    Thanks for sharing. Halloween is one of my fav times of year.

  3. Well wooty woot woot I just happen to have a cabana house or three! I never really wanted to do the beach thing. This is a sweet idea!! Your work is always inspirational Nichola B :)

  4. YOU are on Samhain FIRE lady!!! These are fantastically creepy and lovely all at once. : )

  5. These are fabulous Nichola!! xo