Monday, September 5, 2016

Spooky House Holiday Decor made with Smoothfoam!


Quietly, stealthily, this thing was creeping up on everyone!  The people were all enjoying the sunshine and warm summer nights, and SUDDENLY; Boo!  There it was!  FALL!  (Boo-hoo.)

That's the way it happens.  The nights start getting shorter, the leaves are turning yellow and orange and before you know it all the little trick-or-treaters' are at your door!  It is never too soon for a little preparation. Some fun decorations are always great for getting everyone in the mood for Fall and Halloween.

Here's what you will need for the haunted house:

Smoothfoam:  12" x 1" sheet; 2
12" Cardstock: Black and orange
Hot Wire Foam Cutter (Marvy)
Die Cut Machine
Dies:  Haunted House; Scary Trees; Bat
Chipboard Sticker: Ghost
Acrylic Paint:  Yellow
Inkpad:  Orange
Wedge Sponge

*Optional:  Frame with 12" opening that will accomodate the 1" foam.

Hope you got some inspiration for Fall decorating!

Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way; and,
Live Life with a Flourish!


Haunted House Halloween Decor

Conjure up cozy feelings of Fall!
 The turning leaves, a pot of stew simmering on the stove, stormy nights with a warm fire burning in the house, Trick-or-Treaters', candy corn; these are all the things we look forward to as Fall begins to set in. 

To make this haunted house, you will need the following:

Smoothfoam; 12 x 12" sheets:  2
Hot wire foam cutter
Pattern  (see attachment)
Acrylic paint:  Black
Chalk Ink:  White
Wedge Sponge
Cardstock:  White and Orange
Black permanent marker
Chipboard ghost adhesion
6 black die-cut arrows
Adhesives:  tacky glue and low melt glue gun


Print out pattern.  Cut out pattern pieces.  Starting with the larger pieces; trace around pattern piece onto the Smoothfoam using the pencil.  Repeat for each pattern piece.

Cut out all of the smoothfoam pieces using the hot wire cutter.

Paint all pieces Black.  Let dry.  

Trace pattern pieces onto the cardstock and cut out.  Use the black marker to draw in the details. Adhere the paper windows to the house as shown.  Sponge all of the edges with the white ink.

Join the pieces together using the toothpicks and a dab of hot glue to assemble.  Place all of the pieces before gluing.  

Enjoy your spooky decoration and have a Happy Fall!

Click here for patterns: