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Halloween Coffin Treat Box

I think Halloween has become my favorite crafting holiday. It's such a creative holiday with freedom to explore things that are usually considered icky. I got the idea for these coffin treat boxes from Under A Cherry Tree. I did mine a little differently - let's take a look!

I used this Silhouette cutting file, enlarged it diagonally across a 12x12 piece of card stock and cut it out. I used card stock with a white core/white backside which I think detracts from the overall look a little bit. But it is still really cute.
Isn't this guy adorable? I used strips of white felt wrapped around a mini candy bar. Then I inked the edges of the felt with brown Distress Ink and popped some googley eyes on. I fit more candy in the coffin before I handed it out - one piece just isn't enough! :)
I cut 'RIP' out of the back of the coffin and used the letters to decorate the front (so both sides have a little decoration). I cut out a dangling spider and let that serve as the 'i' in RIP. I glittered the spider and adhered a rhinestone. I also inked the edges of the coffin. I didn't want to spend tons of time but I think you could go all out decorating the front. 
I  made a second coffin and put a spider web at the top, which I really like. I inked the edges of this one with brown and black Distress Ink and I love the effect. 
It's not terribly time consuming to make these but they aren't easy breezy either. I am glad I only needed two. Regardless, the results are well worth the effort! I love how the turned out. 

So, tell me - what's your fave holiday for crafting?


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