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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bethany Lowe Inspired Halloween House

My friends know Halloween has become my favorite holiday to decorate for. I have six seven "fall" boxes. One is autumn only, four are Halloween only and two are Thanksgiving. Right now I have the autumn decorations up. On October 1st Halloween will be alive and well in the Dickey house. I am trying my hardest to stick to my decorating dates, but a trip to the Troutdale General Store yesterday made it even more difficult. I literally drooled over the selection of Halloween gear they had out. Really awesome expensive stuff. Bethany Lowe heaven. I adore this lady and her artists. I abhor her prices. I get they are artists, but as a teacher I can't afford a lot of art (unless it is the free kind my students make me).

Last weekend Delia and I went to an estate sale on Sunday. I had been the day before and had come back after stuff went to half off hoping this lovely turkey platter would still be there. No such luck. There was a lot of doll stuff and Delia was able to pick up some neat furniture for her Barbies. I almost walked out empty handed, but then spotted a shelf full of wooden houses and structures. I started to think and decided for $1.50 I could buy a few and find something to do with them. I am kicking myself now...I should have bought them all.


After the inspiration of Bethany I got started. I painted the entire house black and orange (it could have been an Oregon State Beaver house too). I then embellished with Martha's glitter. Love that stuff. Next, I added images off of  The Graphics Fairy to the windows (popped them out first). These ladies were in he category of Women and entitled Gypsy Ladies I believe.I added some other embellishments as well. Finally, I drilled a hole in the bottom and stuffed the lights into the house.





It is to get a good picture of this baby when it is lit up (with my photography skills).




 
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 I love my little house and may have to make a neighbor for it

9 comments:

  1. That turned out really amazing! I just love how you did the windows.

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  2. This is so cute. It reminds me that I wanted to do a Gingerbread House for every holiday. I did a Valentine one, but I didn't continue on. I'll need to do it. Thanks! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  3. That is a really cute idea. I love decorating dollhouses and have seen christmas ones but the halloween one was so great. take care, Darlene

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  4. What a cute idea. Love the windows and the glitter. If you get a chance come link up at my Pin Party

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-link-party-10.html#.UGC99K4-WnA

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  5. This is lovely. Truly creative. It is nice that you were able to see beyond the structure to what it could become. This turned out so cute better than what you could buy in the store and you have the satisfaction of having done it yourself.

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  6. This is so fun! I want to make a Halloween House too. I've been eyeing the ones at hobbylobby.com (we don't have them in California). I want to make an Easter one too.

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  7. I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

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  8. Cool! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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