Thursday, October 22, 2020

Haunted Miniature House


Decorating my house this year
for Halloween
 wasn't enough;
I had to decorate a miniature house too!




There is something so magical about miniatures, 
and I have been bitten by the bug.



Miss Beulah has not been very happy with me 
that I haven't featured her yet on my blog, 
but I had flown off on my own broomstick!



The house has been decorated since the last week 
of September, but with parties and travel and 
everything Halloweenish, I haven't blogged about 
any of it!




I really wanted to find a dollhouse and paint 
it in spooky colors, but even used doll houses 
are going for a fortune and I didn't have time 
to build one (and I am not sure I would ever 
finish it), so when I went into Michaels and 
found this top piece all painted and with a 
sparkly, purple, shingled roof, I bought it.  




I thought I would bring it home and have just a tiny, 
tiny haunted house, but this adorable cupboard, 
which I had purchased at Hobby Lobby was too 
tall to fit into any of the space.  




So I went back to Michaels and purchased two 
unfinished wood boxes, circled above.  The bottom 
one created the base, and the top one created the 
living space.  A quick spray with black paint and 
a little glue, and now I had a house.  




I had ordered a few things off of Etsy, like these adorable 
pillows.  I frayed the edges of a piece of orange and black 
chevron fabric and glued the edges under for a rug.

The dresser on the right came from the dollar store.  My 
daughter found that and bought it for me.  




The Halloween plates, cake and cookies were also 
from Etsy.  I had made the bottle brush trees a few 
years ago for Halloween. 




The spooky apothecary jars were from Etsy, 
along with the manuscript tied in string, but 
the packages, letters, books, table, pots and plates 
all came from Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  




This spooky toadstool rests in moss in one 
of the valleys of the roof.  I purchased him 
from a local holiday boutique - The Holy Cow. 

 


I added windows and fireplaces inside and out. 




The cool candlestick stump was also from Holy Cow.




You can find things in the fairy garden section, 
the dollar store, craft stores, and online.  There 
are also wonderful youtube videos on how to make 
miniatures.  Hunting for things has been half 
of the fun!

Of course, now I want to make a Christmas one.  
I had picked up a lot of beautiful miniatures 
a few years ago when we went to the 
Christmas Markets 
in Germany, and this would be a fun way 
to display them.  
Young and old were fascinated with it. 

Glad you stopped to visit!  Beaulah 

has made me promise we will post more! 


I will be posting this with
Metamorphosis Monday













Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

6 comments:

  1. This brought out the child in me! I could sit and play with this for hours. LOL I have always been interested in miniatures, and now that I have grandchildren, it's going to be even more fun. Thanks for the tutorial! No one does Halloween quite like you. Kudos!

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  2. Oh how much fun you are having!! I loved loved dolls and doll houses as a child, and this is child's play grown up! Great job in "adding on" and remodeling your house Jackie, all the details and decor you found and added are simply perfect! I can imagine how much fun you had shopping and finding everything, LOVE IT!
    Jenna

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  3. Holy Cow is what I say for this entire project! What incredible detail. I love it!

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  4. This is amazing and so much fun.

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  5. How adorable I'm sure it was a lot of fun to decorate. Great job Jackie........

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