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A Halloween diorama built in an old antique baby carriage!
This is a fun project to make around Halloween. I made it for my Halloween Room in my house.
You can use an old baby carriage (I found mine in an antique store for $35) or you can use an old wooden milk bottle crate, or old picket fence tops made into a box. Use your imagination and what you can find. The possibilities are endless!

I collect Spooky Town houses and figurines from Micheals. So I wanted to make a diorama to show off some of my collection. You can use anything you can find around Halloween time. Mini skeletons, small tombstones, make jack o lanterns out of sculpty. Use your imagination and go wild!

Posted by Renee N. from Bisbee, Arizona, United States • Published See Renee N.'s 10 projects »
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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get all your supplies ready and in one place. Work somewhere where you can make a mess! Plug in your hot glue gun to get it all ready!

    Bring in a friend to help. I brought in Gup Gup the pug for moral support.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use scrapes of Styrofoam or cardboard to use on the bottom of your carriage. I used the packaging for my Spooky Town haunted house. These will not be seen. All you want is to fill up dead space in the bottom of the carriage.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure the inside of your carriage and then cut a piece of foam to that size. I used upholstery foam. You can also use foam core or floral foam.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place your piece of foam inside the carriage on top of the 'filler'.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the objects you will put in the diorama on the foam to make sure they all fit. This is a good time to figure out where everything will go!

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 6
    Step 6

    Get your glue gun (which should be hot by now) and start gluing (from the furthest part of the diorama towards the front of it) your moss down.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is what it should start to look like. Fill in any gaps where you can see the foam under the moss.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now starts the fun part! Start placing your objects onto the moss. I used just a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the tombstones so they would stay in place. I did not do this with the haunted house because it was heavy enough to stand on it own without the help of glue. I try not to glue objects down that don't need it because I might want to move them or remove them in the future.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 9
    Step 9

    I took some pebbles from my garden and hot glued them down to make a pathway for the ghosts!

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 10
    Step 10

    I then took my vulture and using the wires that were already attached to his feet, I tied them around the handle of the carriage.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 11
    Step 11

    I did the same thing for the crows on different parts of the carriage.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 12
    Step 12

    It was then wheeled over to my TV Corner, where it joined the rest of my spooky decor!

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Halloween Baby Carriage Diorama - Step 13
    Step 13

    All finished. Took me just under and hour to make!

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Corvus
Corvus · 1 project
i love that you have a halloween room in your house. i have to say that this is the creepiest thing i have ever seen and i am the halloween queen : )
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Neat idea.

What a lucky find with that carriage. If i had a baby, i'd totally paint it black, & use that thing! lol Its awesome.

& if i had that vulture. Id put him on my porch. XD
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Very spooky cool!
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Bryony
Bryony · Rochdale, England, GB · 2 projects
That is utterly fab! xx
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooooow this is amazing awesome and cool , love it what a great and cool idea of yours' thank you for the sharing and the great tute!!!
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CO + K User

very neat idea!
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Zina
Zina · Tasmania, Tasmania, AU · 32 projects
That is super cool!
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