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Topic: Paper Craft Haunted Houses (and a cautionary tale)  (Read 1587 times)
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« on: October 29, 2018 11:19:46 AM »

Never having done paper crafts before I figured a pre-cut kit would be the route to go.  I found this one on clearance for $6 and ran for the hills!  It features 5 houses with carious punch out ghosts and zombies and bats and what not
I have realized that paper crafting, however, is not my forte as I am far too impatient to wait for glue to dry.  *sigh*
I do like the results, I hope I can store them proper to display next year as well
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All lit up with electric votives from the Dollar Tree:

Aerial view:

Funny story...I nearly burnt down my neighborhood one Halloween because I used regular votive candles in paper bags as my sidewalk luminaries, I didn't realize that I needed wax covered bags to keep them from igniting.  Having a row of 20+ bags burst into flames after a strong wind and stomping them all out was a lesson learned for me!  Thankfully my neighbor had his garden hose on the ready and saved me (and Mrs. O'Leary's cow) from inevitable peril.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018 11:33:20 AM »

So cute! 
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018 12:36:29 PM »

WOW! That's a really fun and spooky little (not aflame) neighborhood!

I recently started getting more into paper crafting and found a glue called 3-in-1 by Beacon that dries really quickly and w/o rippling paper. JIC you decide to give it another go.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018 01:18:51 PM »

Good to know! On second thought, Dollar Tree glue may have been a bad choice
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018 01:51:19 PM »

Hehe. Maybe...
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018 02:06:21 PM »

What a great Halloween village! Keep at it with the papercrafts. I think youre a natural.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018 02:26:10 PM »

Oh wow! This is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018 02:51:37 PM »

Your little village looks great to me and would fit right into Jack Skellington's Halloween Town!  I like the church-y building the best out of the lot and the ghosts peeking/escaping out of the windows are cool like a ghoul.

And yikes about your luminaries catching fire like that--I'd have had a heart attack too if something like that happened to me.  Hurray for your neighbor and his garden hose!
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018 01:43:46 PM »

That looks like a terrific seasonal display. I hope you can store it for future years, how fun to set up your spooky village again and again.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018 01:56:40 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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