Printable Miniature Haunted Glitter Houses / Templates for Halloween Gingerbread

  • 01 of 08

    Miniature Printable Haunted or Glitter Houses Made From Paper or Polymer Clay

    Miniature haunted houses and a stone fence in 1:144 scale made from printables.
    Miniature haunted houses and a stone fence in 1:144 scale made from printables. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The printables for these miniature haunted houses can be used to build paper or cardboard houses, either plain or coated with glitter. They can also be used as templates to make basic Halloween gingerbread houses from polymer clay and tiny polymer clay 'candy' decorations.

    Like the set of printable miniature putz or glitter houses designed for Christmas villages, these little haunted houses can be combined or used as separate buildings.

    The Christmas village buildings can be used for a...MORE haunted Halloween village as well if you paint them or distress them, or cover them with glitter. There are a huge range of possibilities for building tiny towns from the house parts on the printable miniature village list.

    The haunted house in this group can be used with the haunted farm buildings which are the same size and basic design.

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  • 02 of 08

    Printable Parts for Miniature Haunted Houses In N Scale

    Scissors, glue, and printable parts used to assemble miniature haunted houses in 1:144 scale.
    Scissors, glue, and printable parts used to assemble miniature haunted houses in 1:144 scale. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    To make this set of miniature N scale haunted houses you will need:

    • Printable Pdf (acrobat reader) files for the Small Scale Haunted Houses (varied colors) or Small Scale Haunted Houses All Dark Grey (all dark grey) or Small Scale Haunted Houses Purple (all deep purple).
    • One sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch photo paper or heavy weight paper. I used matte finish paper. You can print the sheet onto regular paper and glue it to heavier backing (cereal boxes etc.) or you can use regular paper to print...MORE templates which you can cut from decorative scrapbook cover stock. The templates can also be used to make parts for mini halloween gingerbread houses using polymer clay.
    • PVA (white) glue or a glue stick and a glue spreader. You can use a scrap of plastic or card to spread the glue.
    • Bone Folder A bone folder is very useful to get precise neat edges for some of the very small folds.
    • Sharp Scissors
    • Bent Nose Tweezers
    • Sharp Craft Knife
    • Assorted glitters and Acrylic Paints to finish off the landscapes and finish the houses if you wish a traditional look. The best glitter for rich shine on traditional houses in this scale is German Glass Glitter
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  • 03 of 08

    Preparing the Pieces to Make a Basic Shed Roofed Haunted House

    Printable parts for a simple shed roof haunted house and a stone wall in 1:144 scale.
    Printable parts for a simple shed roof haunted house and a stone wall in 1:144 scale. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The printable shed roofed house can be built as a stand alone cottage, or added to other pieces. If you want to add lights to the houses, cut a hole in the back or make a base that will hold a small led light. The house will be glued in place over the base. The mini lighting kit reviewed here from Evan Designs work well for this purpose.

    For Glittered Houses Glitter the parts while flat, but after you have set the fold lines and before you glue the pieces together. You may need to touch up the...MORE glitter after you have assembled the house.

    To make a basic shed roofed house, cut out all the pieces for the smallest house and its roof. Use a straight edge to fold the house on the lines for the walls, and fold the shed roof in half. Fold the tab on the end of the house at right angles.

    Glue the house wall to the tab to form the base of the house.

    To Make the Stone Walls Fold the long stone wall printable along the two fold lines marked in the center of the wall. Make sure you crease this area firmly so the wall will remain standing. Cut the wall sections to size, and glue them to a base if you are making a village.

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  • 04 of 08

    Adjust the Shed Roof for the Simple Cottage

    Simple shed roof haunted Halloween house in 1:44 scale, made from printables.
    Simple shed roof haunted house, trim the roof to suit the style of house you want. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The shed roof must be trimmed before it can be fitted to the simple cottage. Test fit the roof and bend it to make it sag if you wish. trim the ends and the sides of the roof to suit your cottage. Run a bead of glue (or a glue stick) along the roof edge of the cottage and fit the roof in place.

    If you use the cottage as a second story next to the tower on the flat roof mansard house, you will need to set the roof so it matches the edge of the house on one side where it fits against the tower, or...MORE you can trim it to fit under the tower.

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  • 05 of 08

    Assemble the Haunted Tower

    Parts for a haunted Halloween tower in 1:144 scale showing the fold lines.
    Parts for a haunted Halloween tower in 1:144 scale showing the fold lines. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The haunted tower and it's roof are assembled by bending the main tower on all the fold lines as shown, including the fold lines at the base of the tower point. The tabs for the tower peak must be bent at right angles so they will fit under the non tabbed sections of the tower top.

    Begin by gluing the tower sides together, and gluing the tower roof to its tab. While the tower roof is drying, apply glue to the tabs of the point of the tower, and fold back all four sections of the top of the...MORE tower so it meets at a point centered above the main building. You may need to hold it gently while it dries. When the tower building is dry, apply glue to the underside of the tower roof and fit it in place on top of the tower.

    The tower building can be used against any of the other buildings or it can be used as a second story on the larger mansard roof building.

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  • 06 of 08

    Assemble the Mansard Roof Building

    Parts for a miniature mansard roof haunted house, showing the fold lines
    Parts for a miniature mansard roof haunted house, showing the fold lines before they are removed from the house. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The mansard roof building can be assembled on its own, or you can make extra mansard roof sections from paper and add them to other buildings you have cut the peak roof from, and add these smaller sections as a second story on your mansard building. Mansard roofs seem to indicate a house is haunted in many displays. The parts for this tiny mansard roof are very loosely sized to allow you to make the sections sag. Test fit the mansard pieces before you glue anything together.

    To start assembling...MORE the mansard roof building, cut it out with the fold lines still attached at the top of the building as shown in the photo above. Use these fold lines to fold the building walls. When you have the walls folded along the fold lines, trim off the extra paper at the top of the building, removing the marked fold lines. The tab on the side of the building is used to glue the main building together.

    Cut out the roof section and glue one short section and one long section together at right angles. Leave to dry. Make sure you make the two 'l' shaped roof sections so that they will form a rectangle when glued together. The other larger (and slightly darker) roof piece will be used to make the flat section of the mansard roof.

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  • 07 of 08

    Assembling the Roof Sections for the Mansard Roof

    A mansard roof being added to the printable base for a haunted house in 1:144 scale.
    A mansard roof being added to the printable base for a haunted house in 1:144 scale. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    To assemble the mansard roof, the tabs of the mansard sections (the side pieces) are glued under the flat roof section for the top. When this assembly is dry, the entire roof is glued to the upper edges of the main building.

    Test fit your roof sections on the building to set the angle you want for the joins of the mansard. When you have the corners the way you want them, join the mansard sections together. When the mansard section is dry, glue the tabs at the top edge of the mansard to the...MORE underside of the flat roof section. Set this roof assembly aside to dry. When it is fully dry, apply a bead of glue or a line of glue from a glue stick to the top of the supporting walls and glue the roof to the top of the walls. Leave this to dry before you add any second story sections to the top of the flat roof.

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  • 08 of 08

    Assemble the Haunted House with Crooked Walls

    Parts for a printable miniature crooked haunted house
    Parts for a printable miniature crooked haunted house, showing the wall cut to shape to the front section. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The haunted house with the crooked walls is the trickiest to assemble. Houses in this style are often used to make haunted gingerbread houses, and you can either decorate this printable house as a miniature gingerbread house, or use it as a template to make parts for a dolls house scale gingerbread house from polymer clay.

    On the crooked house, the walls are separate and must be carefully folded and glued together. In order to curve the side walls of the house to fit the curves on the side of the...MORE front and back sections, first cut a "v" into the middle of the tabs on the side walls (see photo above). Gently curve the side walls using your fingers, or roll them over a thick pencil.

    To assemble the house, apply glue to the tabs on the side walls, and fit the side walls to the curve of the front of the house, matching the base of the house and the side roof line which meets at the base of the roof peak. Glue one side to the front and the other side to the opposite side of the back of the house. When the glue has dried, join the two sections of the house together, curving the side walls to fit the front and back as before.

    Test fit the roof and create any sag lines on the peak fold. Run a bead of glue along the edge of the roof peaks and the top of the walls, and set the roof onto the main building. Leave to dry.