His and Hers Coffins
I found these little wooden coffins at a craft store and the price was right, so I bought them. I didn't know what they would contain, but I had a vague idea. Deep in my sticker and embellishment horde, I had these cute die cuts I bought almost ten years ago and I figured it would be good to use them.
Two pre-made wooden coffins
Black acrylic paint
Halloween embellishments of your choice
Silver Sharpie marker
Waxed paper or paper towels
|That's a hot mess right there...|
I sorted through the embellishments until I found a couple of ghosts and some bones. I wanted to use the skeletons, but they didn't fit in the coffins and I didn't feel like cutting them apart. Not today.
I squeezed out some paint onto my palette and painted the interior of the coffins first. By the time the second coffin was done, I could move onto the outside of the first coffin. I let them dry completely, adding paint to any bare spots, but I only did one coat. That's pretty much all I could muster today, sorry!
|A squiggle of glue...|
|They look surprised|
|A haunting we will go!|
It seemed bare, so I added a bone to the inside of the coffin lid but didn't coat it with Glossy Accents.
I wanted to add something to the coffin exteriors, but had no other supplies or ideas so I took a walk to our bookstore where they carry metallic Sharpies. I tested a small dot of silver on the back of the coffin and liked the result so I added flourishes to the sides of the lid and wrote "RIP" on the top of the lids. The hinges were too shiny for me so I colored a layer of the Sharpie over them and I like how it gave it a more matte look. Not sure how long that will last.
There you have it, his and hers coffins to store small odds and ends.
|Maybe I'll hide candy in the coffins...|