Haunted Halloween paper house luminary with black cat and bat details, folds perfectly flat to store


Sweet and spooky, the paper Halloween cottage luminary is the perfect complement to your autumn decor. Place it solo on a mantel, shelf, or windowsill, or pair it with any of my other Halloween luminaries or villages.

Meticulously detailed with boarded-up windows, glowing door planks, and a black cat and bat in the windows (of course), each house is handcrafted from carefully cut midnight gray paper—the perfect shade to show off every delightfully eerie detail.

My paper luminaries always arrive fully assembled. Simply pop up the paper cottage, tuck in the LED faux tea light included with US shipments, and sit back to enjoy the warm and witchy glow.

At the end of the season, simply fold your luminaries back into their small shipping box and slip them into a drawer until next time. They occupy almost no space, because no one needs more bulky stuff to store.

The primary criteria for my papers are beauty, sustainability, and durability. The paper used in this luminary is thick, strong, eco-friendly, and acid-free. The luminary is built to last for many, many Halloweens.

Warning: Paper is flammable. Use flameless LED lights only. Not for use with a traditional candle.

The listing is for one house. A haunted house set is available in the shop.

c. 2023 Anne Louvau, all rights reserved. Usage, reproduction, or altering of artwork is not permitted without permission. Each piece of artwork is an intellectual property and is protected by copyright law.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How I make my paper houses

    I use creamy French watercolor paper, beautifully textured and very strong, as the foundation for each building.

    I cut meticulous details with a blade, not a laser -- this means every cut is crisp and beautiful, never "toasted".

    Everything is hand-assembled, with some luminaries having as many as nine layers, or close to 80 pieces.

    Finally the most delicate bits are reinforced until every house is, literally, ready to shine.

    The finished houses are folded flat for shipping and storage.

    Your paper lanterns may differ slightly from the photos. As each one is made especially for you, every building is unique.

    Set up instructions

    Your pieces will arrive fully assembled. All you need to do is pop them up and put the tabs through the slots - no glue or tape is required. Tuck in the LED tea lights included with US shipments, and sit back to enjoy the glow.

    At the end of the season, simply fold your luminaries back into their small shipping box and slip them into a drawer until next time.

    They take up almost no space, because no one needs more bulky stuff to store.

    The surprising durability of folding paper lanterns

    Far thicker than traditional card stock, my 140 pound French watercolor paper is not only beautiful, it is strong.

    With this mighty paper for a foundation, my buildings are designed to last for years. And unlike ceramic or wooden Christmas villages, these resilient paper lanterns are more likely to survive an accidental fall from a mantel, or from curious little hands.

    Storages tips

    Paper naturally absorbs humidity from the air over time, so it's important to stow your houses in a dry location with a constant temperature.

    An interior space, such as a closet or a small box under the bed, would be ideal.

    Then, when you pull your houses out next winter, they will be fresh and ready to go. Or, to glow!


    Here in Northern California, sustainability is a way of life at home as well as in my business. I am proud to say that my studio is largely powered by geothermal energy.

    I constantly search out papers from climate-mindful mills sharing my concern for our planet, including papers that are FSC-certified, CO2-neutral, or Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Silver. And because my papers are acid-free and archival, they'll last for decades.

    My ornaments are created from the paper offcuts left after cutting larger pieces, allowing me to substantially minimize waste in the studio. And because my luminaries fold flat and ship in a small box, they require significantly less shipping materials (and less transport fuel) as they make their way to you.

    Reviews (5)


    I love the details on this house! It will make a great birthday gift for my sister who absolutely loves Halloween!!

    Absolutely incredible!! Anne includes every detail possible in her creations. This schoolhouse brings back fond memories of when I was a teacher. It will be treasured. Thanks Anne for my special surprise!

    I just cannot get enough of these lovely paper houses! They are each little works of art! And they look amazing when lit from within by the flame less votive candles. Get yours quick; Anne gets so many orders around the holidays!

    This school house blows my mind. The absolute 100% focus on attention to detail on this an all of Anne’s pieces makes for stunning and beautiful paper pieces of art that I can admire again and again. Anne has created a beautiful piece to add to her already wonderful paper village and I am looking forward to years of valuing this heirloom. Thank you Anne for your artistry.

    Beautiful schoolhouse!! My grandmother taught in a one room schoolhouse and my mother attended the same one! I taught for 36 years as a special education teacher and for the most part, I remained in one school, but not a one room schoolhouse since I have my doubts if they still exist today. That is why this piece has so much meaning for me. The details that Anne has included in this piece are simply amazing!! As with all the pieces I own from this shop, it too will be treasured.

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