Haunted House Ornament with Michelle

Hello Crafty Friends! I am Michelle Zerull from Pinch Your Chic and I’d like to share a fun tutorial for these adorable Haunted House Ornaments.

The ornaments are made using Haunted House Ornament SVG digital cutting files from the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, or you can find the same Haunted House Ornament files at the Silhouette Design Store. The files come with many fun little Halloween elements to make  your house as spooky as you want.

After downloading your files, cut your pieces on your Digital cutting machine using whatever colors and patterns appeal to you. (This project is also Silhouette Portrait compatible for those users!)

You will also need glue and string or ribbon to hang your ornaments. Optional: If you would like to place paper on the inside of the windows, cut this also. I cut four squares of 1 1/2″ vellum for the inside of mine. If you would like to ink, paint, or glitter any of your house elements, this would be the time to do that.

Glue the window, doors and other house elements to your main house piece. It is easier to glue these now, rather than waiting until it is assembled.


  1. Fold sides of House structure and glue tabs inside. this will create an open ended rectangle.
  2. Fold in the bottom and glue closed.
  3. Fold the three roof pieces in half and glue together to form one piece. Set aside. Cut a 6″-8″ piece of string or ribbon. Fold the string in half, knot and set aside. The knot will need to be bigger than the hole in the roof piece. Now fold the “triangle” roof pieces inward. Also fold the roof top tabs inward.
  4. Run the string through one of the roof holes. Make sure that the knot is on the inside.
  5. Press the knotted tab inward. Fold under the opposite tab.
  6. glue the two tabs together. This forms the roof peak.
  7. Add glue to the roof. Push the strip loop through the roof sections from step #3 and adhere the roof.

That’s it! As you are working with the pieces, you will find that the assembly is much easier than it appears…and lots of fun too!

This was such a fun and easy project to assemble! As you can see, I made several of these little Haunted Houses. Lori Whitlock has other fun paper houses at her SVG Shop. Be sure to check them out. I know that I will!


K S - September 28, 2017 - 9:08 am

Hi Laurie,
There is a general assembly tutorial for my box cards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8w9Gvgl4WE
In your case the “box” that the inserts go in is the house shape. The tree is attached to the back of the card. Other than that you just need to follow the picture as to where to place the embellishments on the house itself. I hope this helps!

Laurie Levorson - September 28, 2017 - 7:30 am

Love this haunted house ornament! I purchased the bundle this is in and am happy to have your tutorial. Do you know if there are tutorials for assembling any of the other projects in that bundle? I cut out the haunted house box card and cannot for the life of me figure out how it is supposed to go together! Looked for videos and tutorials on Lori’s website, but didn’t see anything. Thanks for your help!

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