Another DIY Wednesday calls for yet another installment of…
The Dollhouse of Horrors!
Outfitting a haunted dollhouse with creepy items is no small task (Yes, that was a pun. Deal with it). There just aren’t that many creepy minis for sale out there. Well, at least not any that don’t cost a buttload. A ‘buttload’ in this case means ‘more than I’m willing to pay for something I can make myself.’
Anyway, I enjoy playing with clay and getting my hands dirty, so I decided to craft some myself. I started with some easy headstones, pumpkins, body parts, and a land/sea monster:
And then I decided to look to the movies and other scary things for inspiration. I thought it would be cool to just have little nods to the classics out there and some of my favorites.
I made Jack Skellington’s head, a clay hook that reminded me of Candyman, some red ball candy to honor One Missed Call, the Necronomicon, an ear of corn for the fridge from Children of the Corn, and other little things. I also spruced up a few items I already had. An axe got a little bloodier, a pie got a little blood-action, too (Sweeney Todd, anyone?), and an errant Polly Pocket got painted to look like Chucky.
And just for the record, here’s a picture of my dirty hands:
So much fun.
Next DIY Wednesday’s post will feature the inner decor of the house. Check back to see the progress!