August 9, 2013

Tiny tweaks...

Last weekend, I managed to spend a few hours working on the front porch of my Halloween dollhouse I want to get a jump start on this before the school year gets underway. 

I decided the front porch needed miniature window boxes. 
Small cardboard boxes were cut in half, spray-painted black and then hot-glued beneath the windows.

I found decorative cardstock that I cut to size and glued around the windowboxes. 

The boxes are filled with dried moss, miniature dried flowers, miniature leaves and Halloween cupcake picks.  

Burnt orange paint was added to the balcony along with more decorative cardstock and ribbon. 
  I'm hoping to spend more time on it the next few days.   Have a thrifty/crafty weekend, friends!  Boo!

 

24 comments:

chris mckinley said...

So cute!!! I keep thinking some day I will find a dollhouse at a sale ....nothing so far! You've got me thinking though...I don't really have a big enough space to show off a large house, maybe I will use a large cardboard house. You are very clever your house is just darling!!

Scrap for Joy said...

It's so much fun to follow the progress of your Halloween House. The embellishments are adorable!
Happy Weekend!
Joyce

April said...

I love it Kim !!! Looking so Halloween!

Corey Moortgat said...

oh my, this is going to be so cute when it's done! I love it so far!!!

Lynne said...

Really cute Kim . . . you have such fun with creating your little vignettes . . . don't you! I think Halloween is your speciality!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The spider in the window is the perfect touch. Great!

LBP said...

OMG! That is just adorable! I love that Halloween house. I have bits and bobs of orange and black on my craft table too!

Blessings

Linda

Jboo said...

So so cute! Getting me in the Halloween mood already!! Maddy is trying to figure out what to be this year! Happy Weekend!!

Robins Nest said...

You have such an amazing ability to see the finished product. AWESOME!!!!!

ImagiMeri said...

Anxious to see what else you do!

Hugs,
Meri

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

It's looking great so far Kim!! I'm so excited about it! What a great idea to make cute little window boxes, love those vintage Halloween picks too! :) Wishing you a lovely weekend! Happy thrifting! xo Holly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I want to come play at your house with this project.
Spooky fun!

Nellie said...

How clever you are, Kim! You have me looking for dollhouses when I go into a shop. They have a big price tag on them sometimes.
xo Nellie

Lutka And Co. said...

It looks great so far - can't wait to see it all finished :)

Lee said...

You are your mother's daughter~miniatures are in your blood! It is turning out so cute. Can't wait to see the finished product.

NanaDiana said...

My gosh, Kim- THAT is SOOOOO cute I can't stand it. I love it and can't wait to see it all done. Perfect so far! xo Diana

Sandy McClay said...

Kim,
This is awesome...it looked so spooky, now it is getting cuter....I didn't see where you got this, was it a deal somewhere????

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What you've done so far is so cute and so fun! Love watching the progression. :) Pam

craftyles said...

I'm so glad you're giving it your twist. It'll be great!

PandaMom said...

Totally cute, of course!!! I have missed blogging for the past year and am attempting to get back on the band-wagon. Hope to catch up with you! ; )

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Everything's so teeny weeny tiny scrumptiousness! I can feel your excitement coming thru my computer.
LOVE that banner on the doorway!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Boo-ti-ful!! :-)

Jodee said...

So, so cute! I love Halloween!

Cheryl G. said...

So creative! There's that dollhouse! Love it!