Simply Nerdy Mom: Holiday DIY: Cut & Assemble Haunted House

Monday, July 15, 2019

Holiday DIY: Cut & Assemble Haunted House


If you love Halloween and DIY projects, you are going to love this book! Cut & Assemble Haunted House is a fun project for the whole family that can be displayed through the season (or through the entire year if you like). 



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Halloween is our favorite holiday, hands down. We love everything about it, but decorating for Halloween has a special place in my heart because I have just always loved Halloween decor. As a matter of fact, I have some Halloween decor that stays up all year long. I also really enjoy arts and crafts and just being creative in general. This is why I was especially intrigued by this Cut & Assemble Haunted House paper model book by Matt Bergstrom.



I love the little write up at the beginning of the book and the instructions are also incredibly fun. The illustrations are cute and funny. 


The entire book is just pieces of your house and different additional elements of it. This house is a diorama and is fully color illustrated the entire way around. Pages that the cut outs are printed on is heavy gloss card stock and single sided print. You can assemble the pieces back to back, but I would say if you want it to hold up past one year (and storage), to possibly use heavy duty cardboard, poster board, foam board, or even wood between the pieces. Of course, if you don't have that kind of time or materials, the pages back to back on their own will still be fine. 

One thing that had me laughing and was a lot of fun, was if you are a huge horror movie fan, and you look extra close to every single element of the house, you will find so many horror and serial killer references through out. I swear to you, this house gets more fun the more you look at it and discover something new that you didn't see before. 

It's going to take a bit of time to put this together, and hopefully I'll be able to have it done by Halloween. Instructions seem very thorough and easy to follow. I can't wait to display it and of course, be my horror nerd self and excitedly point out all the references to anyone who will listen. 


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