We made this glittery vintage style haunted house out of an .89 cent bird house from Michaels!! Don't believe us?? Check this out!
Our inspiration was this adorable house from Pottery Barn...so cute, yet so expensive.
We bought this birdhouse on a whim years ago...it had been waiting patiently amongst the other misfit craft items we haven't figured out what to do with.
We snapped off the bottom of the birdhouse and the little birdie perch and painted the outside black.
Then got creative with some cardstock.
A cute copy-cat crooked chimney, a door and a little side add on, just to change the look as much as possible.
Glueing the cardstock additions was time consuming, it took patience and steady hands.
We used spray adhesive for the glitter...lots and lots of black glitter. And added an electronic tea light inside the bottom. We chose spray adhesive over glue because glue would warp the card stock. For you apartment dwellers like us- we sprayed and glittered inside a shoe box. Barely any mess!
These creepy little scull toothpicks are frightfully delicious!
These little guys are filled with inspiration. Our good family friend Sherri has these adorable ceramic scull toothpicks, we didn't know where she got them, but we knew we could make them!!!
Of course these little guys are very Burton-esque, but we also got inspiration from from our friend Nick AKA BrickArts on Instagram. He also has an Etsy Shop! www.etsy.com/shop/BrickArts. He's an incredible artist!
We used Sculpey clay and found these great beads for his "little beady eyes"! Before we baked them (using the directions on the package) we poked holes on the bottom of the sculls for the toothpick to stick in.
After they were baked and hard....ha.ha....we watered down some acrylic black paint and painted in the little details. We sealed them with some Sculpey sealer then glued in metal toothpicks, so we can use them year after year!