For the past several years I have wanted to try decorating our smallest dollhouse for Hallowe'en but it never seemed to come together. This year I finally made it happen and it was SO much fun to create!
I don't like Hallowe'en to be scary so ours is a pretty happy haunted dollhouse! The graveyard is the spookiest part.
A small wooden box I had made the perfect grave for our plastic skeleton. Wool roving cobwebs and plastic spiders make it a bit creepy! I also added a shovel for grave digging, wood block "tombstones", a pile of rocks, a rat, a peg witch, and a marble gazing ball perched on a chess game rook! The "backdrop" is a watercolour painting that my husband painted in school. And the tree was our "thankful tree" last week for Thanksgiving! ;o)
The rickety stairs take you up to the front door of the witch's house. Paper, cloth and wood pumpkins line the way. A black cat, spiders, spider webs and miniature "vintage" posters on black cardstock welcome the young trick-or-treater dressed as a King.
Upstairs behind the billowing cheesecloth curtains is another witch with a table full of witchy things. A wine goblet, bottles of potions, books of spells and a crystal ball (a marble on a bolt). A spider guards her gems that flicker in the candle light by the "vintage" poster.
On your way back outside you'll see the pumpkin patch with a wheelbarrow full of garden veggies too! We always trick-or-treat with the grandparents so they are waiting at the bottom of the stairs for the grandkids to get their treats from the witch.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Happy Hallowe'en planning!