Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Happenings

 I was looking for something to put in Halloween packages to my two college age children when I found these adorable wooden coffin boxes at Michaels.  I bought enough to give to all 3 of my children and my sister's 3 children as well. 
 To decorate them I started by painting them with acrylic paint (I used black-green).   This hides any minor gaps in the paper. Once the paint dried I covered the outside with a variety of papers by Martha Stewart Crafts and K and Company. Cut around the hinges and the clasp.
Halloween wooden coffin
I also papered the inside of the lid and inside bottom of the box, but left the side on the inside natural wood.  Once that was complete I inked all the edges with black ink.  Each box was finished off with a clear coat of acrylic spray.

The boxes dried overnight and I embellished them the next day.  Want to Scrap black pearls were used on the slats of some of the coffins.  Stickers from Recollections and Jolee's completed the boxes inside and out.

These boxes were so much fun to make!  I completed all six in one afternoon except for the final embellishments.
Halloween coffins
Finished coffins
Bat embelishments
Black pearls and rhinestone bat embellishments

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