Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Craft Coffin

I made a couple of these Halloween craft coffins for my girlfriend's kids. These would make really cute Halloween party table decorations. 

1 inch foam brushes
wood craft coffins
black glossy craft paint
glue pad
glue for embellishments
red embossing powder
heat gun
"dripping blood" rubber stamp
Halloween themed card stock
6 inch skeleton from a skeleton garland
Other: pencil, scissors
Optional: Kaleidoscope transparent embossing powder

The painting/decoupaging will need to be done in steps, so that everything has time to thoroughly dry.
Lay out newspaper.
1. Paint the insides first, then sides and top, then bottom. Leave the coffin open to dry. The wet paint will cause the top and bottom to stick together.
2. Choose the CS you want on top of and inside the coffin lid. For an accurate fit on each lid top, trace coffin lid, cut out. Using this piece as a template, choose another piece of CS for the inside of the lid. Trim as needed to fit inside lid.
3. If you choose to use embossing powder on the outside CS, do this step prior to adhering it to the box.
4. Following manufacturers directions, adhere and decoupage the CS to coffin top, and inside lid.
5. Use glue pad and stamp the dripping blood around the opening of the bottom of the coffin. Sprinkle with red EP and CAREFULLY use heat gun to melt the EP.
6. Add embellishments and place skeleton inside.

Happy Haunting!


  1. Karalee what a great idea. Festive colors. TFS

  2. You keep on outdoing yourself, Karalee! These are WONDERFUL!


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