I volunteered to make some invitations for a Halloween party my friend is throwing and really wanted to make these coffin boxes for it. People keep asking me how I expect to make any money if I just keep giving everything away... Oh well, I really wanted to do it! I actually had this idea about 2 years ago when I was going to help a friend throw a party, but that didn't work out so I never got around to making them. Then of course, Martha Stewart comes out with some similar kits to buy... and Oriental Trading has some too... Well I think mine are cuter than theirs!! :-)
These are the invitation inserts that went in each coffin.
I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge to cut out the boxes and lids.
I printed out the Invitations from my computer. I used 'A Charming Font Super Expanded' for the back of the invite and the front is a stamp.
I originally wanted to just line the coffins with white satin (and batting to make it puffy) but once I ran out of green candy melts I started using white almond bark and that wouldn't show up on white satin, so I ended up putting some black lace over it. I actually like it better that way!
To make the Skeletons I melted and poured the almond bark into candy molds I bought at Michaels. The green Skeletons are made with candy melts. I don't think they taste very good so I prefer to use the almond bark, which I think tastes pretty good.
These are for a Halloween Party so I made 17 of them. Why the odd number? That's all the paper I could manage to find in my stash.
I think they look so cute with the lids up!! It's like a graveyard! Or a funeral or something...
I tied them up with strips of black lace and tied on little tags that say "Rest in Pieces".
Sorry for sooooo many pictures!! I have a hard time settling on just a few, so I post them ALL!!
What a cute little helper!!