Saturday, September 23, 2017

Coffin Shrines and Tags


I was pleased to find a Half Scale Coffin with Lid in my AlphaStamps design kit this month. I actually had a few 4 Inch Coffin Boxes on hand already, but this smaller version poked me in the ribs and prompted me to finish up all those bits and pieces.

I am totally for making materials stretch and using every bit and bob. So I decided to use the box part of these coffins as a sort of shrine, and the lids as chunky tags. Two projects, one product. This also means no fiddling or fuss to ensure the top fits perfectly with the bottom. Huzzah!

For the shines... just embellish the exterior, fill with tulle, add a little dude like this guy from Little Darlings Collage Sheet and gussy him up with some dodads from the Halloween Dress Up Half Sheet.

A small bit of moss tucked into the bottom will help your wee person stand sturdy.

The tags are super simple too. Assemble, cover exterior, add some trim and some cute Halloweeny images from Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet. Attach a little loop of ribbon and you're ready to go!

I've got a super duper fast video of the assembly of the tag on the far left above if any of that isn't clear.

Here's the list of goodies I used for making these cute Halloweeny dodads.

Half Scale Coffin with Lid
4 Inch Coffin Boxes
1/2 Inch Loop Braid - Black
4mm Orange and Black Button Mix
Acrylic Black Bat Cut-Outs*
Black and Orange Mini Gingham Check Ribbon
Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet
Halloween Dress Up Half Sheet
Little Darlings Collage Sheet
Little Ghouls Kit - September 2017
Little Imps Collage Sheet
Transatlantic Travel 6x6 Paper Pad

And here is eveything in one spot for your convience.

*That skully guy tag uses Rare Oddities from Graphic 45


  1. Love them. Just the ideas I need to use up all of the scraps that I find so hard to throw away. little goblins will love them.

  2. these remind me of the "fairy coffins" that were discovered in Scotland. They were miniature coffins with small dolls inside. They were found buried with a large slab over the top of them to protect them. No one really knows what they are or why they were buried. Creepy though.

  3. Nichola. . . Ahhh you've made my favorite season all the more Hallow'ed! :) Sofie and I were also just laughing at our bits and bobs collection. We think, with the exception of our base polymer clay materials, we could not buy accents, beads, ribbons, windows, landscaping etc for the next year and still not use it all up! How inspiring these little coffin delights are!!!

    Oh and one theory of the source of those Scottish coffin dolls Angela mentioned above is looked at in this episode of "Lore" my favorite creepy podcast!

    Happy Halloween Season!

  4. These are so wonderful Nichola! sweet spooky lil treats!