Decorating for Halloween can sometimes be difficult if you don’t like the scary and gory stuff you see in the big box stores. Our family isn’t big into anything super scary so it has always been difficult for us. Last year I purchase the most Halloween decorations I have ever had in my life and that consisted of a few fake crows, paper bats, and a 4-foot skeleton. It’s not a lot to most, but for someone like me, it was a lot. This year I am staying true to a simplistic Halloween and adding the cutest DIY wooden haunted houses.

What You Need:

  • Wooden houses from Dollarama
  • Black spray paint or acrylic paint
  • Hot glue or gorilla glue
  • Battery twinkle lights

How to Make DIY Wooden Haunted Houses

  1. The crafting wooden houses that I found at Dollarama could stick together on their own once assembled, but I added some hot glue to make sure they were secure and wouldn’t fall apart when moved or picked up.
  2. Once the glue has dried, paint the inside of the houses black and continue on to the outside, followed by the roof. Apply a second coat if needed.
  3. Insert twinkle lights and secure the roof. I cut the twinkle lights to my desired size and made sure to not glue them to the roof so I can access the lights when needed.
  4. That’s it! Add some bats, spiders, or other Halloween elements to make your own little haunted neighborhood!

Posts Like This:

  • Neutral Halloween Mantle Decor

Share with your friends!

DIY Wooden Haunted Houses


Join our facebook community!

live simply beautifully

A community for those looking to take things slower in life. We discuss and share things like gardening, preserving (canning, freezing, dehydrating), homemaking, and homesteading.