Haunted House Halloween Decoration

Smoothfoam haunted house plaque

It’s never too soon to start thinking about Halloween decorations! The nights will start getting shorter, the leaves will be turning yellow and orange, and before you know it all the little trick-or-treaters are at your door! Here’s a fun haunted house decoration you can make that’s great for getting everyone in the mood Halloween!

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

Two 12″ x 12″ Smoothfoam scrapbook mounts
12″ x 12″ cardstock – Black and orange
HotWire Foam Cutter
Die-cutting machine
Dies – haunted house, scary trees, bat
Chipboard ghost sticker
Yellow acrylic craft paint
Paintbrushes, wedge sponge
Orange ink pad
Adhesives, pencil
12″ x 12″ shadowbox frame (optional)


Die-cut one haunted house using the setting, “fit to page.”

diecut haunted house

Punch the house out of the sheet and place the open negative image over one Smoothfoam sheet and trace around the inside edges onto the foam with a pencil.

Smoothfoam August 2


Cut along the pencil lines with the foam cutter. Cut large pieces away first to make handling and cutting easier. I cut just the overall shape of the house from the Smoothfoam, no need to try to cut all the tiny little details along the rooflines.

cutting Smoothfoam with hot wire

Glue orange cardstock behind the die-cut paper house to peek through the doors and some windows as shown, then glue the die-cut on top of the cut-out Smoothfoam house.

Cut a crescent moon with the hot wire from a scrap of the Smoothfoam and paint it yellow. Let dry.

Die-cut some spooky trees and a bat from the black cardstock.

Glue the orange cardstock sheet on top of the second Smoothfoam sheet for the background panel. Adhere the house, ghost, moon, trees and bat to the panel as shown.


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About Marilyn Gossett

I am a wife, mom, pet lover and a woman who has had a lifelong passion for creating art and crafting! I have been a designer, author and consultant in the craft industry for many years and I've authored 40+ craft books. I enjoy working with many mediums and I'm privileged to be on a team of such talented designers. I hope that our viewers enjoy the collective creativity!

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