Pop Up Halloween House How To

I'm so glad you all enjoyed the pop up house cards I shared yesterday! Now, today I want to share with you how I made them, a perfect weekend project! I've included links to a files with the measurements and a template for the windows so you can print them off for easy reference.

  1. Cut and score your Designer Series Paper as indicated on the Pop Up House Measurements file. Your paper should be 11-1/5"x6" scored at 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 5-1/2", 6-3/4", 8", and 11" along the long edge and at 1/4" and 2-1/4" along the short edge. The peaks are 3/4" from the top.
  2. Use the Pop Up House Windows & Door Template to trace where the windows and door should be.
  3. Use an x-acto knife to cut out the windows and two edges of the door.
  4. Decorate the inside of your house as desired.
  5. Punch a hole in the sides of the house. Feed doubled Baker's Twine through the hole and knot it. 
  6. Adhere your house together on the side and top using sticky strip.
  7. Make the pull tabs by folding some card stock in half, inserting it into the Banner Punch so that the fold won't be cut off.
  8. Attach the pull tabs to the Baker's Twine.
  9. Decorate the outside of your house.
  10. Make a custom 3"x6" envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.
  11. Enjoy!
See it's not too bad! If you have any questions, please ask! Pictures of the completed project and the complete supply list can be found in yesterday's post.

Smiles :)


  1. Could you be more specific about how the twine works - where on the sides do I punch the holes, how long should the twine be, and I don't understand how the mechanics of it works - how does it open and/or close the house? Thank you.

    1. When the house is closed flat, the sides are tucked in. The baker's twine serves as a way to easily pull the sides out so that the house stands by itself. Just pull on the tabs and the house "pops up." I punched the hole in the center of the side as far as my punch could reach. You'll want about a 6" piece of twine, fold it in half and feed it though the hole. You will want the loop part on the outside and a knot on the inside of the house. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.


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