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Friday, September 12, 2014
Elegant Haunted Halloween House
Getting ready for Halloween yet?
the holiday I've always decorated for the least. Mostly because of the
black and orange plastic decor, but also because I had little ones who
didn't want anything remotely scary/spooky.
So....why not ELEGANT Halloween??
Here's my version of an elegant haunted house!
indeed! Elegant Halloween! Even my wee ghostie is decked out in silk
and beads and sequins! I made her with a wooden spool, styrofoam ball
and a wooden dowel stick. I weighed the spool down with a metal bolt to
keep the ghost from falling over. Must be a girl ghost; she's way too
pretty to be a boy ghost! Ha!
house was a Putz House, or paper mache house from Hobby Lobby. I spray
painted it gold, then covered it in pieces of several different vintage
evening gowns. Silk beaded evening gowns. Black on the sides of the
And silver and gold on the roof....
Evening photo with camera flash...
yes -- those are shingles made of FEATHERS on the roof! As my daughter
said, "they almost look like a leopard print feather, Mom." Well,
actually they are pheasant feathers. No feather covered leopards running around that I know of....
Since I couldn't put a candle inside, I went for battery operated lights inside to make the house glow.
the little owl dangling from the roof? Since the roof was covered in
fabric, I was able to sew on the little owl and have it hang down -- you know, he's just flying around.....
there you have it! A crazy outrageous Halloween House that won't scare
any kiddos, and would still be great for a festive Halloween party! As
Magnolia Pearl says, "Don't be afraid to layer beauty on top of
beauty." Mission Accomplished!! :)