Dollar Store Coffin

by - October 17, 2014

I picked up a couple of these wood coffins from our local Dollar store a few weeks ago.  The 9 year old asked me if we could design his together. How could I say no?

We started by giving it a few coats of chalkboard paint - well, technically I did the painting.  He was more of the supervisor, lol.  I suggested adding the skeleton (also from the Dollar store) and some cotton to prop him up.  I got two thumbs up for that.
He wanted to add the skull and crossbones to the front and the RIP. He thought the upside down 'i' looked creepy.
I came up with the Nevermore paper.  Had a slight fail when I attempted to burn the edges of the paper (he was no where in the room when I attempted that!).  It went up in flames, literally.  Plan B: use Distressed Ink to make it look burnt.  Much easier and safer.

This is probably my last Halloween project of the season and I was glad my son joined in on the fun.

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  1. that is so creepy great job. you always make dollar store items look great.

  2. What a cute idea and I am glad that your son got to help out! xo Diana

  3. How fun! Great job using dollar store items, too.

  4. What a great Dollar Store project to share with your son. This turned out so cute and you'll have this to display for years to come.
    Thanks for always sharing your incredible talent.
    Have a nice weekend.


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