Good morning craft enthusiasts, Penny here today to show you how I decorated my spooky Halloween coffin candy dish. I also get to share some great news! I was recently added to the FotoBella design team! I was thrilled to be picked since they carry a wide variety of some of the best scrapbooking supplies around. Now let's get back to how I made my Halloween project.
I started with this plain black cardboard coffin box that I picked up at a local thrift shop. I've probably had this box for 3 or 4 years, but I never found just the right products to use on it. However before I could even start decorating it I had to wipe all the dust off of it! Seriously, I need a good housekeeper so I can spend more time crafting.
So to begin with I covered the lid and bottom of my box with this cute Halloween ghost pattern paper from the All Hallows Eve 12 x 12 Pattern Paper collection. I cut the strips approximately 2 inches wide and then glued them around the bottom of the box. Making sure to leave the ends open so that I could overlap the edges. I only covered the bottom portion of the box because I didn't want the paper to interfere with how the box lid closed.
Next I traced out the shape of the lid top onto my paper. My lid was different on each side so remember to place your paper in it's correct position prior to tracing, and cutting it out. Then I glued the paper down to the top of the box.
Then I fussy cut all the tiny shapes out of a different pattern paper that was included in the collection, and glued them all the way around the edges of the box lid.
So after decorating the sides and part of the top I added this strip of striped pattern paper to break up the Halloween ghost paper on the top of my box lid. It was mounted onto just regular black cardstock that was not included in the paper pack
To add even more fun accents to the box lid, I chose some of these card accents pictured below. This collection included two sheets of these cute title or project life cards.
The "All Hallows Eve" title was fussy cut from the paper collection's title itself. I love it when I can use these little extra items from paper packs on my projects and this title fit perfectly on my box lid. (The orange and black matting where just normal cardstock and where not included in the paper pack.) The gold spotted mounting paper was one of the patterns included in this kit.
You can see below where I cut out the title from the paper pack. Here is a link to that collection if you would like to purchase it for your own projects. I loved that it was double sided and included title or project life cards, and a sticker sheet all in one pack. I find these collections so much easier to use when they are packaged like this.
The collection included great colors, and patterns that could be used on any project, not just for Halloween projects. The texture was great as well, and was a better than normal thickness, which is great when you are making any altered item like this one.
This was the sticker sheet that was included. It had lots of fun stickers in a variety of sizes, and colors in a Fall and Halloween theme.
So next I glued down my mounted project life cards to the lid.
Before adding my center title I added a lot of foam to the back of it so that it would stay securely attached when little hands where opening the lid repeatedly while looking for candy.
Then I glued it in place in the middle of my lid.
So taking another one of the kit pattern paper sheets I cut out a sheet to fit the inside of my candy / coffin bottom, then glued down a a spooky Halloween skeleton on top of it. This was to give them a tiny fright when they reached the end of my candy. That's what they get for eating all of my Halloween candy. Just kidding!
Then I did the same thing to the underside of the lid of my candy dish / coffin, adding the mounted star and "Happy Halloween" sticker.
I wanted to add some sparkle to my box so I added self adhesive bling strips to the box bottom. Then I added the same bling around the lid, inside the lid, and around the sides. This also helped to hid where I didn't quite make the best cuts when covering the lid and bottom with my pattern paper.
I also added bling to the cross on the lid, the skeleton's eyes, and a few other places. You can never have too much bling on your projects. Along the way I had some visitors trying out my candy! As you can see I had way too much fun with these little creatures, and this box. Now I just have to decide who get's this Halloween candy dish as a present.
Other items available that match this paper collection are these great stamps, dies, and ephemera. I used them on another Halloween project and they work great. I also had great crisp images when using the stamps, and the dies cut beautifully.
Also this product. Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Ephemera
I hope you had fun following along on my Halloween project today and please let me know if you decorate a Halloween candy dish for your family. I'd love to see it! For more amazing projects please become a follower of the FotoBella Blog.
Until next time "Happy Crafting"! Love Penny