Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Treat Box v2.0

About a month ago I went to Michael's and found a little coffin-shaped wooden box that I knew would be perfect for a Halloween treat box to decorate, fill, and send to the Sophomore! Ironically, Angela, aka Inky Button, discovered the Martha Stewart Coffin treat box and decided it would make a great challenge for the Bombshell Hump Day Hop! So, I ended up making and mailing the wooden treat box and made a second cardstock one for the hop.

Here's the one that was sent to the Sophomore, who received it today along with a myriad of Halloween goodies. She loved the coffin, the contents, and all the goodies, which pleases me greatly.

I painted the box with acrylic paint, stamped the Sacred Heart from the Sacred Heart set by Bombshell stamps, and heat embossed the image with Tarnished Gold embossing powder. I then tried using my chalk pencils to color the image and it sort of worked, but then the chalk seemed to fade into the paint, so I ended up going over the chalk with acrylic paint which worked moderately well. Stickles Glitter Glue was added to simulate sparks from the fire.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. How fun... great halloween project

  2. I really like the acrylic pait with the stamps. Great job!

  3. Very cool! the paint looks awesome!

  4. Great job Kathy, love your fun treat box!