3D Haunted House – Halloween Cut Files

Spooky season is here! It’s the first day of October, and I couldn’t be more excited to share my latest project with you! Feast your eyes on this terrifically terrifying new paper craft: my 3D haunted house.

3D Haunted House

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Halloween is easily my favorite crafting season, and I have created so many projects that I’m proud of and excited about: but this one takes the cake! From conceptualizing, to sketching, to designing, to building, this 3D haunted house has just been so much fun to make.

3D Haunted House

3D Haunted House

Follow along using the instructions below, or check out this tutorial video.

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the 3D haunted house pieces.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

 

Assembling the Base

2. Let’s start with something easy!

Simply fold along the score lines, and attach the tabs inside to create your base.

 

Assembling the House

3. Start by attaching all of your window and embellishment pieces before building up the structure itself.

I glued the vellum windows, as well as the black window panes, to the backside of the house pieces, and attached everything else to the front.

Also, I used hot glue for pretty much everything, but did find a glue stick easier to work with while adhering the really thin wainscoting, border pieces.

 

4. After all the little details are there, you can fold and start to assemble the main structure. Hold off on doing the center section at this time.

 

5. Next, shingle the small, middle roof section of your house by layering rows of shingles in an alternating pattern. (Note: there are two different shingle designs included to aid in this process. I find it helpful to sort them out before I begin a roofing job such as this.)

Once that section is finished, attach it, along with the small window frame, to the larger piece. There will also be another rectangular piece you’ll need to attach to either the right or left side of the main shape.

Then, fold along the score lines, and assemble the section like so.

 

6. Now that you’ve had some practice, you are ready for the real roofing task! Layer your shingle strips one at a time, and cover the entire roof piece like so.

 

7. Now it’s time to put all the pieces together.

Start by sliding the center section into place and gluing the tabs to the inside of the main house structure.

Then, attach the roof fencing, and place the roof on top of the house. (Note: the doors on this haunted house do, in fact, function, so you can put a flameless candle inside if you desire. But, if you’d like easier access to the inside of your haunted house, simply refrain from gluing down the back section of your roof.)

Once that is all put together, you can add those spider webs to the front by attaching the tabs to the center section and the underside of the roof.

 

Finishing Touches

8. For the final details, start by layering your jack-o-lanterns and assembling your stairs.

Attach the house to your base, along with the jack-o-lanterns and cat, using the tabs provided. Attach the spooky tree to the house using foam tape.

Lastly, attach the fence to the perimeter of the base, and the stairs in between the pumpkin-topped columns.

I really tried to go all out with the little details on this one! And I actually had even more ideas, but I forced myself to reign it in a little bit. If I hadn’t, this could have easily become a never ending project for me!

Overall, though, I am just so pleased that I was able to make something that draws the eye from any angle.

3D Haunted House 3D Haunted House

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Halloween freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy creating your very own 3D haunted house! I hope you have as much fun putting it together as I did. Be sure to share your masterpiece with me on Instagram!

Miss Mandee Signature

 

 

Watch the video tutorial for this design here:

3D Haunted House 3D Haunted House

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56 Comments

56 Comments on 3D Haunted House – Halloween Cut Files

  1. Patti Schafer
    October 1, 2020 at 7:13 am (3 weeks ago)

    What fantastic details you have designed for this house. I can’t wait to create this “Bootiful” project.
    Thanks again for sharing your talents with me

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 10:51 am (3 weeks ago)

      “Bootiful:” I love it!! 😄

      Reply
  2. Donna
    October 1, 2020 at 9:05 am (3 weeks ago)

    Adorable Thank you so much for always sharing your great creations.

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 10:51 am (3 weeks ago)

      You are most welcome Donna!

      Reply
  3. Rebecca Turinic
    October 1, 2020 at 9:07 am (3 weeks ago)

    What a super design. I’m just going to have to make this. Love all the extra details.

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 10:51 am (3 weeks ago)

      Have fun Rebecca! It’s a blast to put together!!

      Reply
  4. Charlotte Silber
    October 1, 2020 at 10:13 am (3 weeks ago)

    Thank you so much This is adorable.

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 10:52 am (3 weeks ago)

      Thank you Charlotte! I’m so glad you like it. 😊

      Reply
  5. Kathy
    October 1, 2020 at 10:15 am (3 weeks ago)

    Wow, I love Halloween and I love 3d projects, your house is superb. The detail is over the top, I love, love, love it. I am amazed at how you can design, and build your creations with a house full of youngsters. You are beyond amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Halloween house!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 10:53 am (3 weeks ago)

      Nap-times and early bedtimes are beautiful things! 😉

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you like my haunted house—it was a blast to make!!

      Reply
  6. maman-cocci
    October 1, 2020 at 10:23 am (3 weeks ago)

    c’est superbe. Merci pour ce joli fichier

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 10:54 am (3 weeks ago)

      You are very welcome! ❤️

      Reply
  7. Miriam Sanchez Romo Pareja
    October 1, 2020 at 1:59 pm (3 weeks ago)

    WOW, this is beautiful, I love haunted house, thank you for your work

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

      You are very welcome Miriam!

      Reply
  8. Marie Andersson
    October 1, 2020 at 2:16 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Creepyful! Hmmm put togheter creepy and wonderful, hope everyone understand that…
    As always you share a great project to try. Thank you so much!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 7:43 pm (3 weeks ago)

      I love it! You can never go wrong with a Halloween word mashup. 😊

      Reply
  9. Sandy Wootten
    October 1, 2020 at 4:14 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I just love it. The details are spectacular. How generous of you to share the beautiful but spooky house
    Sandy

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 7:43 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Thank you Sandy! I’m so pleased that you like it!!

      Reply
  10. liz ryan
    October 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm (3 weeks ago)

    perfection!! Thank you its stunning

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    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Aww, thanks Liz!!

      Reply
  11. Angela
    October 1, 2020 at 7:08 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Wow! That is absolutely fantastic! Such talent that you have. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm (3 weeks ago)

      You are too kind. So glad you like it! 😊

      Reply
  12. MonaLisa
    October 1, 2020 at 8:34 pm (3 weeks ago)

    SO cute! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! I’ve not yet made a house, but I think I will try!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 2, 2020 at 10:38 am (3 weeks ago)

      This one is definitely worth it!! 😊

      Reply
  13. Melinda
    October 1, 2020 at 9:44 pm (3 weeks ago)

    This is so incredible! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work with us!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 2, 2020 at 10:38 am (3 weeks ago)

      Thank you Melinda! ❤️

      Reply
  14. Tammy
    October 2, 2020 at 1:38 pm (3 weeks ago)

    This is so generous of you to share! Thanks you so much 🙂

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    • Mandee
      October 4, 2020 at 8:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

      You are very welcome Tammy!! 😀

      Reply
  15. Arianna Valmonte
    October 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Your designs are amazing! I love seeing them! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your talent!

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    • Mandee
      October 4, 2020 at 8:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Aww, thanks Arianna!! That’s very kind of you to say. 😊

      Reply
  16. Colleen
    October 2, 2020 at 8:26 pm (3 weeks ago)

    What a great haunted house! Thank you so much for creating it, I can’t wait to make it.

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    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:30 am (3 weeks ago)

      Thanks Coleen! I’m so glad you like it. 😀

      Reply
  17. Shirl
    October 3, 2020 at 2:12 am (3 weeks ago)

    Thank you! Incredible detail!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:30 am (3 weeks ago)

      It was so fun to design!!

      Reply
  18. Jan
    October 3, 2020 at 6:32 am (3 weeks ago)

    This is so generous of you – thank you so much! I am looking forward to making this up very soon :-).

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:30 am (3 weeks ago)

      Yay! That always makes me happy to hear. 😊

      Reply
  19. Nicole Grau
    October 3, 2020 at 7:08 am (3 weeks ago)

    Amazing! I really like your files 🙂👍
    thank you for sharing. Warm greetings from Germany

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    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:30 am (3 weeks ago)

      Thanks Nicole!! 😀

      Reply
  20. Patricia
    October 3, 2020 at 7:29 am (3 weeks ago)

    Hey, i really love your haunted House. Thank you so much

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    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:30 am (3 weeks ago)

      You are most welcome Patricia!!

      Reply
  21. Anne marie Jaouen
    October 4, 2020 at 3:33 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Merci pour ce magnifique fichier, maison terminée beaucoup de succès, elle sera dans le hall d une résidence pour les fëtes d halloween en déco.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:31 am (3 weeks ago)

      That’s so awesome! I’m glad you were able to get it put together!!

      Reply
  22. GUIGNARD LYDIA
    October 5, 2020 at 3:59 am (3 weeks ago)

    Merci c’st magnifique et quel travail BRAVO merci pour tout !!!**Lydia

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    • Mandee
      October 5, 2020 at 10:32 am (3 weeks ago)

      You are very welcome!! 😀

      Reply
  23. Brenda Miller
    October 6, 2020 at 8:06 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Has anyone tried cutting the fence? I have a SNC SDX 125. The blade is auto and I set the speed at 1 because 2 seemed too fast for the detail. I ended up tapping all the sides of the paper. Then I stopped when the cut out piece loosened up and started to jam up. So then I withdrew the mat and taped the little pieces it had cut so if wouldn’t mess up the rest of the fence. I increased the size of the file because the pieces were WAY to small to put together. Any suggestions?

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  24. Germaine
    October 8, 2020 at 10:55 am (2 weeks ago)

    I so love all your designs – I love this one too – but I opt to use this one for a Christmas design I want to do – just wondering if you will be doing any Christmas mansions – I look forward to your new designs as they come out…

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    • Mandee
      October 9, 2020 at 11:21 am (2 weeks ago)

      Ooo, that would be super cute! I actually have two Christmas village houses available, and I plan to add more this season. 🙂

      Reply
  25. Lisa Christopher
    October 8, 2020 at 12:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

    This is awesome!!!! You’re the BEST!!!!

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    • Mandee
      October 9, 2020 at 11:22 am (2 weeks ago)

      Aww, thanks!! ❤️

      Reply
  26. auntie em
    October 9, 2020 at 4:24 am (2 weeks ago)

    Your 3D houses are simply amazing! I love the detail and care you put into your creations. Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness in sharing your work and talent!

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    • Mandee
      October 9, 2020 at 11:24 am (2 weeks ago)

      Thank you for your kind words!! I’m so happy that you like my haunted house design. 😊

      Reply
  27. Christine
    October 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Thank you for this beautiful design! I’m prepping the file to cut (attaching score lines) so that I can assemble it with my daughters over the rainy weekend. I’m confused about the door panels, though. I’ve separated the layers and see a gray square over a green square of the same size both over a slightly larger black square. I know green means score, but I’m uncertain which lines I need to switch to score here. I guess I just can’t visualize how this piece will be assembled. Any tips?

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    • Mandee
      October 12, 2020 at 10:55 am (2 weeks ago)

      Yay! That will be so much fun!!

      Those score lines are purely aesthetic. I was just trying to make the door panels look “beveled” like a real door. The pieces are so small that it’s hardly noticeable, though. Feel free to delete them if you’d like!

      Reply
  28. Carissa
    October 10, 2020 at 3:27 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Thank you for sharing your talent! I was looking for another fun paper creation after making your Small World project and this was perfect! The file cut beautifully and instructions were clear. Can’t wait to make more of your amazing designs, Thanks!

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    • Mandee
      October 12, 2020 at 10:58 am (2 weeks ago)

      Yay! I’m so glad you were able to get it put together. It’s really a fun Halloween craft! 🖤

      Reply
  29. Mary Ellen Torres
    October 20, 2020 at 7:11 am (5 days ago)

    OMG this is absolutely fantastic truly a labor of love from you to us Thanks so very much

    Reply

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