This blog post is a re-post from about a year ago. We don’t typically re-post older blogs, but this one was so popular with site visits, downloads of the FREE pattern and positive feedback through comments and emails, that we decided since it is perfectly seasonal, we would provide it for our reader’s enjoyment, once again.
It was a dark, dark night, on a dark, dark street. And on the dark, dark street, there was a dark, dark house. . .
Our haunted house isn’t really scary. It’s actually full of fun surprises behind each of the working 3-dimensional window shutters and front door. In our haunted house, our surprises are Halloween specific embroideries that we placed to fit within the opening.
The working window shutters and front door include working hardware which was acquired from a craft store in the jewelry making department. There is even a piece of hardware that resembles a door knocker!
Our haunted house also includes a line of floating ghosts at the roof lines which are buttons sewn into place.
And spooky Jack-O-Lanterns leading up to the front door.
The ominous sky around our haunted house contains a few embroideries giving the impression of a frightful Halloween night. Our quilting stitches add spiderwebs, bats and more.
This wall hanging is then framed with dimensional folded fabric borders.
For added fun, we used one of our iron on Stkr.It patches with a QR code. When you scan the QR code on our haunted house, you will hear Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Click here for more information about using our Stkr.It patches.
Would you like to create your own haunted house with working 3-dimensional window shutters and a door? This easy to follow pattern, by RJR Fabrics, shows you how to add dimension to your roof, shutters and door with the use of folded fabric.
Click here to download the FREE pattern.
Your Halloween surprises can be fussy cut Halloween fabric images, solid fabric with small Halloween appliques, your child’s Halloween artwork copied onto printer fabric, then used behind the shutters or door. Other options would be Halloween buttons or sew on patches. You could also paint your own design on fabric.
Other embellishments that can be used include Halloween themed trim or ribbon, Angelina fibers and beads or crystals.
As always, please send a picture of your completed project – we are “dying” to see what you create!
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