Looking for cheap Halloween decorations? I have got a fabulous one for you! How many of us own an old broken down dollhouse? How many have we seen at garage sales and thrift stores? Well, I am going to show you how to go from dollhouse to spooktacular Haunted House! ( If you would rather watch a video of how I made this Haunted House, just scroll down to the bottom of the post.)
My first dollhouse was beyond cheap. Why? Well, I saw one in the back of a guy’s truck as he was headed to the dump. Yes, I trailed him until he stopped, and asked if I could have his old dollhouse. Hey, I have no pride.
Break Out the Spray Paint
I used Krylon spray paint in a flat black. Depending on the size of your playhouse, you may need two cans. Put some gloves on, and a face mask. Believe me, spray paint goes everywhere.
I highlighted around three of the windows with orange. It took several coats. I painted the bushes in front of the house green, and added purple to window boxes and the top of the house trim. Now, the really fun part….
Glitter, a Girl’s Best Friend
Get the Kids Involved!
Time to add all of the fun little miniatures. We found these in the dollhouse section, Halloween section, and the scrap-booking section at the craft store. My last haunted house I used white gauze for the curtains in each window. Have fun with this part, and let the munchkins get involved!
A little ghost found in the scrap-booking aisle, peeks out of the top window. I used Spanish moss inside the window boxes, and another scrap-booking sticker that says “Spooky” on the railing of the top steps. A creepy coffin is glued to the back wall, inviting no one to come visit.
I love my Haunted House! It will be the centerpiece at my Halloween buffet table! For more Halloween decorating ideas come visit my Halloween website – Hip Hip Halloween.
Video of Dollhouse to Haunted House
Cool Halloween Table Decorating Ideas