I was in Michaels recently and noticed that they again had plain wood box coffins which they've had in years past. I've had fun playing with them and thought I'd share some ideas of what you can do with them because the possibilities are endless!
They come in some fun and different shapes from the traditional coffin shape I bought, but the concept is exactly the same.
- Plain Coffin Boxes ( Michaels)
- Acrylic Paints
- Scrapbook Paper
- Mod Podge
- Misc Embellishments
We'll go in order from left to right in the above picture.
Skully Boxes: (Original Post Here)
For all of these the process is the same. You can do any combination of painting and scrapbook paper, including all paint or all paper or combining the two. For these I painted the sides using a crackle effect and then Mod Podg'd (because that's a word in my vocabulary!) the scrapbook paper on top.
Decide on your color scheme ( you could go bright and whimsical with this too). I painted my plain boxes black, let dry, then painted a layer of white school glue ( plain old white glue) over the black paint. Let almost dry and then went over that with white paint. Let air dry or help along with a blow dryer. Oooohhhh crackle crackle.
For these, I topped with plastic skulls that you can pick up lots of places, Use an acrylic paint that adheres to multiple surfaces ( I used Martha Stewart on these) and then glue wherever you like on your coffin.
Vampire Coffin Boxes: (Original Post Here)
I had some "True Blood" fans in my life so that year I made some of these as gifts for them. I think you can see the reason for the color choice!
Same process of paint and scrapbook paper and on these I used different washi tapes.
Glitter paint glams these up!
French Gothic Coffin Boxes: (Original Post Here)
The inspiration for these were these great French themed embellishments I found that year (guess where...Michaels) along with a package of complementary 3D stickers.
These remain some of my favorites and the Skully Boxes and these remain part of my annual Halloween decor. I hope you've found some inspiration! Grab some paints, paper, and embellishments and have fun!