Frida Inspired Halloween Gift Box and Gothic Votive
By: 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.
THIS PROJECT FEATURES THESE GREAT BRANDS:
Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
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.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - New Leaf Green, 2 oz.
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.
FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.
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.
Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
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.
Old book pages
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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