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Frida Inspired Halloween Gift Box and Gothic Votive

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
This paper mache box and votive areunique additions to your Halloween celebration.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.

$20.79

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - New Leaf Green, 2 oz.
Item #2578
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.
Item #661
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
Item #CS11202
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$10.39

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.
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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.

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