Introduction: Halloween Scary House Lamp

About: Hello. My name is Thomas. I love spending time in my workshop. Please check my Youtube channel. I hope you enjoy :)

In this project I will show you how to make your own Halloween Scary House Lamp with flickering effect and pumpkin face which cast shadow on wall behind lamp. I prepared step by step instruction and video for you. This project is very cheap and easy. I think if this lamp is very nice decor for halloween.

Let's get started!


- plywood (i used 6mm)
- plexi
- orange foil or plexi
- led strips
- optional few electronic parts (step 6)
- screws
- electric wires


- hot glue gun
- bandsaw or cnc router
- screwdriver
- sandpaper
- glue

Step 1: Watch the Video

Video will give you a good overview on how to create such a scary house lamp. But the following steps will still contain some extra useful information.

Step 2: Cut Plywood

First you have to cut wood, you can use my template (download below). I used plywood 6mm. To cut this i used cnc router but you can use band saw or hand saw. After cutting use sandpaper to smooths the edges. When wooden parts are ready paint them (I used black spray).

Step 3: Walls

To made walls I used 2mm PCV (very similar to plexiglass but more flexible). Inside lamp I made cylindrical wall. There is a 1W power led which cast shadow of halloween punmkin on wall behind the lamp. To cut pumpkin "face" I used foil and template (download below). I used this same foil to make windows. To bottoms of house I glued piece of plywood for screws.

Step 4: Lights

In my lamp I used white led strips and 1W power led. Leds are connected to wood with hot glue.

Step 5: Glue All Parts

Now glue all parts of lamp. I used polymer glue.

Step 6: Flickering, Eletronic, Arduino...

If you wanna have flickering effect in your lamp follow this step. To make flickering effect I used arduino and Attiny85 microcontroller. Electronic schematic is on picture. Program is very simple (below) but how you can see on video my lamp flickering and sometimes light is turned off for very little moment. If you don't like "turn on" effect, change value in analogWrite(1, random(100)+160) line from 160 to 155.


void setup()



void loop()


analogWrite(1, random(100)+160);



Step 7: Finish

Connect electronic circuit with bottom cover, screw cover to lamp and your lamp is completely finished :)

You did it! You just created your own Halloween Scary House Lamp.

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If you have any questions leave a comment below :)

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