You may have seen our adorable Halloween pumpkin diorama yesterday that we made for the Michaels Makers Craft Pumpkin challenge. As promised, here is the tutorial and templates, in both an SVG cutting machine file and a PDF pattern so that you can make them too! This paper Halloween house is perfect for your mantel, windowsill or even as a Halloween cake topper! Head this way for more Halloween DIY projects to try today!

Your Own DIY Haunted House!

Once cut, this DIY haunted house is easy to assemble and you can use it in a pumpkin or as a Halloween decoration on its own. If you’re feeling like taking it a step further, we also have an entire haunted village for Halloween! This DIY paper village can be made using a personal cutting machine – download the SVG cut files below, or you can cut by hand if you’re the patient type!

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Top Tips!

We like to use black shimmery card stock for our paper houses. Using a cutting machine is by far the easiest way to make this Halloween DIY, but if you’re going to cut by hand, use our PDF print out and a sharp craft knife. For the windows we use vellum paper and stick it in with glue dots or tape strips. It’s a good idea to use tape strips to assemble so that you can easily pull apart and store for next year! Always use a battery operated LED tea light inside – the flickering ones are particularly effective in this fun Halloween DIY!


More Halloween Ideas…

Looking for more Halloween ideas? We have lots of DIY pumpkin crafts, no-sew costumes, treat boxes and more! Let us know how your Halloween DIY’s turn out by sharing your pictures with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MadeWithLia. If you’re not part of our membership community yet, and you’re interested in making your creative life more successful, head this way to find out how we can help you. ~ Lia & team