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Frida Inspired Halloween Gift Box and Gothic Votive

This paper mache box and votive areunique additions to your Halloween celebration.

At a Glance:

#4231 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Cathie and  Steve Logo
  • Mod Podge Logo
supplies

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers

Number Needed: 1 $20.79 $12.50
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - New Leaf Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Foam paintbrush, Paper towel, Papier-mâché Box, Papier-mâché skull, Old book pages, Hot glue, Lace, Feathers, Paper flowers, Halloween embellishments, Pleated ribbon

Instructions

Skull:

  1. Paint the base of the box with a foam paintbrush and black paint.  Dampen the paper towel and scrunch into a ball.  Dip the ball into leaf green paint, tap off the excess and tap onto the top of the box.
  2. Tear the book pages into small squares.  Coat the back and front of the papers with Mod Podge, position onto the skull, smooth any air bubbles with your finger and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Continue adding more papers until the entire skull is covered.  Allow to Dry.
  3.  Hot glue the skull to the top center of the box.  Hot glue a strip of lace to form a veil on the skull.  Add feathers, flowers and other embellishments.
Votive:
  1. Make a paper template: Wrap a piece of scrap paper around the votive holder.  Use a pencil to trace the shape of the votive onto the paper.  Remove the paper and trim along the penciled lines.  Use this template to cut out the same shape from the Halloween themed paper.
  2. Coat the back and front of the paper with Mod Podge, position onto the votive holder, smooth any air bubbles with your finger and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Allow to Dry.
  3. Using hot glue and Hot Glue Gun Helpers, attach ribbon around the votive holder and embellishments to the front of the candle holder.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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