Friday, October 21, 2011

Spooky Double or Nothin'

Spooky Friday wishes to all my crafty friends out there!
I had so much fun making my Double or Nothing project for this week and can't wait to show you what I came up with:

I got this little wood coffin at my local craft store (it's about 6 inches tall and two inches deep) and couldn't wait to decorate it up. First I painted the whole thing black; for two reasons, first so I didn't have to cover every tiny surface with paper, and second, so that no wood would show between the edges of the paper.

Then I measured or traced each surface and cut some paper to fit from Authentique's fantastic Glowing papers. I know these are sold out in the story but Kimm has some super cute Halloween papers from My Mind's Eye and Echo Park that would also work great!

After covering the coffin with my TWO designer papers, I went to work embellishing it (oh, the most fun part!) with TWO types of trim (black tulle and Pumpkin Seam Binding) , two vintage Halloween potion tags (digi images bought off etsy), TWO black candy dots and TWO sparkly spiders.

But wait, I still have one more DOUBLE on my project, it's also a DOUBLE treat-- a cute coffin and then inside--

an extra goodie! I filled my coffin with some Halloween candy and this cute little mummy. I actually was thinking of putting a creepy skeleton inside but I've been making lots of these candy mummies and my daughter insisted this was perfect for putting into the coffin.

This one is a mini version made from a package of Tic Tacs (though I have been using full size Hershey bars for my other ones). Simply rip some strips of muslin fabric, glue around the candy, add two eyes and a sentiment (or any other decoration; I wanted to add a spider but then that would be 3 spiders and ruin my doubles! Hee hee).

I hope you have enjoyed our first week of Double or Nothing projects and are inspired to make one of your own. WE LOVE SEEING YOUR CREATIONS AND VISITING YOUR BLOGS so be sure to enter our current Beary Sweet Challenge by clicking HERE; you just might win a Beary Sweet voucher!


Jill said...

Fabulous project!
Love the idea :)and I guess my kids would love to get one too!
When I made the goodiebag for my 3yr old, she looked inside and said: It is no candy in here mom!
Quite disapointed...
Have a great weekend and thanks for the inspiration!
hugs, Jill

Jamie said...

Thanks for the lovely comment Jill, I hope you have a fabulous weekend too!
Hugs! Jamie

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Jamie - lovelovelove this! I'm running out to the hobby store to see if they have any coffins left. :) Every detail is absolutely perfect. Wowza!


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