Oct 29

Chalkboard Haunted House DIY

by Jenny Batt

I like simple Halloween decorations, nothing too fancy or scary. Not too much glitter or glitz and no blood. I have wanted a plain haunted house for along time and check my options every year. When I found these plain paper mache houses, I knew I had my winner. Add a little spray paint and voila. The perfect Halloween house.

You will need:

paper mache house
chalkboard spray paint
yellow tissue paper
tape
scissors
chalk

Gather your supplies. Take your house outside and spray paint the insides of the house and roof. This should be a nice thin and even coat of paint. Let dry. Repeat and let dry. Flip over the roof and spray paint the outside of it with two thin coats like before. Also paint the outside of the house, too.  If it is too cold outside to spray paint, we were pushing it at our house, you can buy regular chalkboard paint to brush on.

Once dry, take the house back inside. Cut 3 sheets of tissue paper to fit the inside of the windowed walls of the house. Tape it inside the house, making sure the tissue lays flat against the windows.  Repeat for all three windowed walls. That’s it.

A spooky house that isn’t too spooky. A brush of black glitter would be fun on the roof.  Add haunted words or a ghost or two with chalk. Add an LED votive to the inside of these and they glow at night, very spooky, and have a Haunted Halloween!

 

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