Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coffin Box Invitations

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!!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Eeek~ I love this! Your project is truly spooktacular!

Jami said...

Your invitations are to die for!!! I like them much better than Martha's too!

Diane said...

OMGosh, soooo cute! I'll bet they were a big hit Ÿ


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