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Halloween Haunted House Die Cuts with Martha Stewart Crafts

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Decorate your entire home with handcrafted touches...a spooky cookie jar in the kitchen, a tin pail of candies near the front door, and a pumpkin on the porch!
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Gloss, 8oz
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brayer
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brush Set
Other Supplies
Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Halloween Haunted House Paper Cut-outs (item #33455)
Scissors or Craft knife
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
White pumpkin
Tin pail
Large glass canister with metal lid


NOTE: You can find the Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Haunted House Paper Cut-Outs exclusively at your local Michaels store!
  1. Thoroughly wash glass canister with soap and water. With rubbing alcohol, wipe surface to remove excess dirt, grease or remaining soap residue.
  2. Prepare paper cut-outs by removing them from carrier sheet. If desired, cut excess background away using scissors or a craft knife.
  3. Using a soft bristle decoupage brush, apply one even, smooth coat of Gloss Decoupage Finish to the surface.
  4. Apply a second smooth, even application of decoupage finish to the backside of the paper cut-out.
  5. Apply the decoupage paper to the surface. Press paper cut-out onto the surface, smoothing from the center towards the edges of the cut-out. This will remove trapped air pockets and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess finish with damp paper towel.
  6. Continue adding paper cut-out to the surface until the entire decoupage design is achieved.
  7. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours.
  8. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of decoupage finish over the entire surface being sure to seal all edges of the paper. Allow to dry 2 hours.
  9. Brush a second coat of decoupage finish over the entire surface and allow to dry 2 hours.
  10. Project surface should be cured prior to using. Air dry project for 21 days to cure.
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