Paper houses are a fun and simple way to decorate for any holiday. In the past we have designed Halloween houses with bats and ghosts, but this year we decided to keep it simple so you can use this pattern in various ways. For example, instead of using black cardstock for your papercut canal house luminaries, you could use a metallic copper or dark burgundy if you want them to have more of a fall vibe. 

Due to all of the small and intricate pieces that need to be cut out, we recommend using a cutting machine for this project. Or you can always use our printable template and a detail knife.

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Creep calm and craft on

These papercut canal house luminaries give off just the right amount of creepiness for Halloween. Using our pattern, you can make as many houses as you want for your mantel or console table. And you can always switch up the colors of paper you use depending on your theme or the rest of your Halloween decor. The final touch is adding the LED tea lights inside for an eerie glow.

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Download and follow our step-by-step tutorial at the end of the post. You can also watch our little video below for reference!

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