haunted house transformation

Haunted Dolls House Transformation

Take one pretty pink dolls house and make it ready for Halloween. That was the challenge the very talented Tracy Lynn had this Halloween and what a success she made of it! You will be blown away by this amazing haunted dolls house transformation.

Tracy has shared with us the process she went through to transform an ordinary dolls house into a totally spooktacular one. From prepping the house to the final details we have broken the process down so even with little experience with crafts, miniatures or painting you can create your own haunted house. We are sure once you find out more about this incredible haunted house you will be inspired to create your own and get a start on the Halloween season.

Haunted Dolls House Transformation

Creating your own haunted dolls house transformation is a lot of fun. Tracy explains that you can’t really mess it up. Any mess-ups just makes it more spooky which is exactly what you want! There are a few basic things that you will need to create your dolls house transformation, mainly paints and other decorations that can be found at your local dollar store.

You Will Need

How It Was Made

 If you are not fortunate to have an old unwanted dolls house ready for its spooky transformation then the best place to look is online for a secondhand one. The other option is visiting any second-hand stores that you have locally. Thrift stores often have all sorts of treasures just waiting to be transformed, upcycled and loved again.

Tracy started by giving the dolls house a really good clean and removed all stickers off before doing the base layers. Spray paint was used for the base. You can see in the photos that she used white spray paint on the front of the house. She used black spray paint on the inside of the house so nothing would show.

Once the base layers were applied a latex glaze that had been tinted black was applied. Tracy explained that when applying the latex glaze it really is all about the technique of applying it and using a cloth to take off the excess paint. Next acrylic paint was used for all of the accents.


The trees were just some twigs that came off a tree and were spray painted. Balcony railings were found from Michael’s, a great place to shop for all sorts of great things in their miniature town collection. If you don’t have a Michael’s then try your local craft store or dollar shop. Amazon also ships internationally and sells pretty much everything you could ever need. Have a hunt around and see what you can find that might suit your haunted house. We love Tracy’s choices of tiwgs, the added balconies, net curtains, and the little pumpkins. All of the smaller details really finishes off and brings the entire haunted house together.

Finally, Tracy added the moon and bats. To make these she used cardstock paper and a Cricut to cut it out. It would be possible to make these without a Cricut or Silhouette by tracing the shapes onto cardstock and carefully cutting out using sharp scissors.

We are totally in love with Tracy’ Haunted Dolls House Transformation. It is truly amazing what a bit of imagination and talent can do to transform an ordinary dolls house into an awesome haunted house that can be used as a Halloween prop for many years to come!

A big thank you to Tracy for sharing her amazing Haunted House with us.

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  1. Richard Veillette October 15, 2021 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Hi everyone.
    I am currently working on a one of a kind 1:12 scale haunted house.
    I would love to share with all my creative friends out there.
    Who can I contact and or send pictures to.

    Rick V

    • Kelly Sanderson January 5, 2022 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Richard,
      Apologies for missing your message. It sounds amazing! If you would still like to send the pictures to diythought@gmail.com and I can email you from there that would be fantastic.
      Thanks, Kelly

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